Christian Kohler

Christian Kohler
Program Manager 4
(510) 486-5040

Christian Kohler is the department head for Building Technologies at Berkeley Lab. For over 20 years he has been involved in all aspects of building energy efficiency research such as simulation, measurement and technology development. He has been deeply engaged in software development for various windows related tools, e.g., THERM, WINDOW, and Optics5. He has also led the development of new technologies for highly insulating and dynamic windows. His activities include algorithm development, user support, training, developing embedded controllers and experimental work on highly insulating and dynamic windows. His major work with industry has included being an elected Member of the Board of Directors of the National Fenestration Rating Council and the past Research Chair and Committee Chair Fenestration Technical Committee, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Prior to that he was working at the LBNL Infrared Thermography research facility.  He received his Masters degree in Building Physics in 1997 from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Publications

Arasteh, Dariush K, Robin Mitchell, Christian Kohler, Charlie Huizenga, and Dragan C Curcija. "Improving Information Technology to Maximize Fenestration Energy Efficiency." Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII. Clearwater Beach, FL, 2001. LBNL-48147.
Kohler, Christian, Dariush K Arasteh, and Robin Mitchell. "THERM Simulations of Window Indoor Surface Temperatures for Predicting Condensation." ASHRAE Transactions 109, Part 1 (2001) 593-599. LBNL-47962.
Arasteh, Dariush K, Yu Joe Huang, Robin Mitchell, Robert D Clear, and Christian Kohler. "A Database of Window Annual Energy Use in Typical North American Residences." 2000 ASHRAE Winter Meeting. Dallas, Texas, 1999. LBNL-44020.
Griffith, Brent T, Christian Kohler, Howdy Goudey, Daniel Turler, and Dariush K Arasteh. "Rapid field testing of low-emittance coated glazings for product verification." ASHRAE/DOE/BTECC Conference, Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings VII. Clearwater Beach, Florida, 1998. LBNL-41352.

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