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Gregory Pavlak

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Institutes of Energy and Environment

225 Engineering Unit A

gxp93@psu.edu

814-867-3323

Research Areas:

Building Mechanical Systems, Interdisciplinary Building Systems

Interest Areas:

Smart building systems, building-to-grid integration, distributed and renewable energy

 
 

 

Education

  • B.S., Engineering (Mechanical), Hope College, 2009
  • Ph.D., Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, 2014

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Gregory Pavlak, Gregor P. Henze, Adam I. Hirsch, Anthony R. Florita and Robert H. Dodier, 2016, "Experimental verification of an energy consumption signal tool for operational decision support in an office building", Automation in Construction, 72, pp. 75-92
  • Gregory Pavlak, Gregor P. Henze and Vincent J. Cushing, 2015, "Evaluating synergistic effect of optimally controlling commercial building thermal mass portfolios", Energy, 84, pp. 161-176
  • Gregor P. Henze, Gregory Pavlak, Anthony R. Florita, Robert H. Dodier and Adam I. Hirsch, 2015, "An energy signal tool for decision support in building energy systems", Applied Energy, 138, pp. 51-70
  • Gregory Pavlak, Gregor P. Henze and Vincent J. Cushing, 2014, "Optimizing commercial building participation in energy and ancillary service markets", Energy and Buildings, 81, pp. 115-126
  • Gregory Pavlak, Anthony R. Florita, Gregor P. Henze and Balaji Rajagopalan, 2014, "Comparison of Traditional and Bayesian Calibration Techniques for Gray-Box Modeling", Journal of Architectural Engineering, 20, (2), pp. 04013011

Conference Proceedings

  • Gregory Pavlak, Anthony R. Florita, Gregor P. Henze and Balaji Rajagopalan, 2013, "Probabilistic Identification of inverse Building Model Parameters", American Society of Civil Engineers

Technical Reports

  • G. Henze, Gregory Pavlak, A. Florita, R. Dodier and A. Hirsch, , "Energy Signal Tool for Decision Support in Building Energy Systems"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Member, Architectural Engineering Department Representative, The Pennsylvania State University, Research Computing Committee, February 2018

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Provisional Corresponding Member,, Technical Committee 1.4 - Control Theory and Application, ASHRAE, January 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Handbook Subcommittee Co-Chair,, Technical Committee 7.5 - Smart Building Systems, ASHRAE, July 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Other, Provisional Corresponding Member,, Technical Committee 7.5 - Smart Building Systems, ASHRAE, August 2017
 


 

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