Distinguished Speaker Series: William Livingood, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Bill Livingood is an expert in building energy analysis, computational thermal analysis, and data acquisition and an inventor on three patents for power generation technologies. As manager of the commercial buildings research team, he oversees the development of next generation simulation capabilities and guidance documents such as the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDG) that provide building- and U.S. climate zone-specific design recommendations.

Bill comes to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory from GE Global Research, where he performed thermodynamic, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer analyses to predict system performance of power generation technologies. He also conducted economic analyses to assess power generation system capital costs and developed energy systems computer models. Prior to GE, Bill was with FuelCell Energy where he was part of a team that ensured the success of the launch of large stationary fuel cell products and technologies.

Bill received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Shuppensburg University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Nevada-Reno, and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Irvine.


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