Name: Bing Liu

Age: 49

Title: P.E., FASHRAE, CEM, LEED AP, senior manager, codes, standards, and new construction, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

Educational Experience: Master’s degree in thermal energy and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in HVAC, both from Tianjin University, Tianjin, China.

Organizational Affiliations/Achievements/Awards:

Organizational Affiliations: Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA)

Achievements:Lead author of “Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small to Medium Office Buildings;” more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, 50 technical reports, and 100 presentations; an internationally recognized technical expert in building energy codes and equipment standards, building energy performance measurement, energy modeling, analysis, and applications; a leader in team building and directing multidisciplinary teams across business units; an ASHRAE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer; invited speaker to present the building energy efficiency related topics regionally, nationally, and internationally; and boasts extensive experience in project management, scope and budget development, and client relationships management.

Awards:National Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award, 2017; U.S. DOE-MIT Clean Energy Education and Empowerment Award, finalist, 2016; Best Project Team Award, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2015; ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award, 2014; DOE Women@Energy Profile, 2014; Project Manager of Year, PNNL, 2013; and Tri-Cities Engineer of Year, 2008.

 

What caused you to/when did you fall in love with engineering?

I always enjoyed solving math problems when I was young, and I knew I would pursue engineering when I was in middle school. One of the reasons was that most of the impactful and inspirational people in China had engineering educational backgrounds, including the president of China in the 1980s. Additionally, my father was an electrical engineer, and he served as a role model for me to follow.