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

Drumheller, S. Craig, Christian Kohler, and Stefanie Minen. "Field Evaluation of Low-E Storm Windows." Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference. Vol. 277. Clearwater Beach, FL, 2007. 228-236. LBNL-1940E.
Gustavsen, Arlid, Bjørn Petter Jelle, Dariush K Arasteh, and Christian Kohler. State-of-the-Art Highly Insulating Window Frames - Research and Market Review. Olso: INTEF Building and Infrastructure, 2007. LBNL-1133E.
Arasteh, Dariush K, Dragan C Curcija, Yu Joe Huang, Charlie Huizenga, and Christian Kohler. "Evaluating Fenestration Products for Zero-Energy Buildings: Issues for Discussion." SimBuild 2006: Building Sustainability and Performance Through Simulation. Cambridge, MA, 2006. LBNL-61249.
Arasteh, Dariush K, Howdy Goudey, Yu Joe Huang, Christian Kohler, and Robin Mitchell. "Performance Criteria for Residential Zero Energy Windows." 2007 ASHRAE Winter Meeting. Dallas, TX, 2006. LBNL-59190.
Powles, Rebecca, Dragan C Curcija, and Christian Kohler. "Solar Absorption in Thick and Multilayered Glazings." World Renewable Energy Congress VII. Cologne, Germany, 2002. LBNL-49555.

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