About the Authors

Agami Reddy is SRP Professor of Energy and Environment at Arizona State University with joint faculty appointments with the Design School and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. During his 30 year career, he has also held faculty and research positions at Drexel University, Texas A&M University and Princeton University. He teaches and does research in the areas of sustainable energy systems (green buildings, HVAC&R, solar systems) and building energy data analytics. He is the author of two textbooks and has close to 200 refereed journal and conference papers, and several book chapters and technical research reports. He is a licensed mechanical engineer and Fellow of both ASME and ASHRAE. He received the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award in 2008, and was the recipient of the 2014 Yellott Award from the ASME Solar Energy Division.


Jan F. Kreider is a professor of engineering emeritus and founding director of the Joint Center for Energy Management at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his BSME (magna cum laude) from Case Institute of Technology and his postgraduate degrees from the University of Colorado. Dr. Kreider is the author of a dozen engineering textbooks and more than 200 technical articles and reports; he has directed more than $15million in energy–related research during the past decades. He is a fellow of the ASME, a member of ASHRAE as well as a number of other technical societies, and a winner of ASHRAE’s E.K. Campbell Award for excellence in building systems education. He is also the president of a consulting firm specializing in energy system design and analysis in the building and automotive sectors.


Peter Curtiss has been a practicing engineer for 25 years and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. He received his BSCE from Princeton University and his postgraduate degrees from the University of Colorado. He has written more than 40 technical journal articles on subjects ranging from neural network modeling and control in buildings to solar radiation measurements.He has worked at research institutes in Israel, Portugal, and France as well as at a number of private engineering firms.  His current work centers around distributed generation, smart grids, and intelligent power management at the distribution level.


Ari Rabl until his retirement in 2007 Senior Scientist at the Ecole des Mines de Paris and continues as consultant. He received a Ph.D. in physics from Berkeley in 1969, and until his move to Paris in 1988 he was research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, at National Renewable Energy Laboratory and at Princeton University. He has published about 150 peer reviewed journal articles in environmental economics, dispersion modeling of pollutants, epidemiology, risk analysis, waste treatment, transportation, and energy policy, as well as 10 patents and 3 books on energy and environment. He received the Frank Kreith Energy Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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