Dr. Wanyu (Rengie) Chan is a Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her work focus on characterizing indoor air quality and implications to human exposures in residential and commercial buildings. Dr. Chan co-leads the Efficient and Healthy Schools Campaign. She manages the U.S. EPA sponsored IAQScience web resources that summarize the state of knowledge on indoor air quality and health. Dr. Chan is part of an ongoing project funded by Department of Energy, Building America Program to study indoor air quality in new homes across the U.S. Dr. Chan has ongoing research studying indoor air quality and ventilation in California classrooms, working in collaboration with UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center. She was the co-PI of Healthy Zero Energy Buildings project, sponsored by the California Energy Commission, that aimed to inform commercial building ventilation standards, balancing energy efficiency objectives and the need to maintain acceptable indoor air quality. Dr. Chan joined the Laboratory as a graduate student and worked on the evaluation of shelter-in-place effectiveness. She collaborated with the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center to develop an operational indoor model that has been applied in advising emergency responders on protecting buildings against accidental or intentional chemical or biological releases. Dr. Chan earned her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California, Berkeley in 2006.
Green Leadership Award - May 01st 2018
The Lab's Energy Technologies Area (ETA) was highlighted for innovative breakthroughs in the energy efficiency category for research aimed at helping California meet its zero net energy (ZNE) building goals, while ensuring adequate indoor air quality and ventilation.
Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer - May 05th 2004
For the entry "Minimizing Casualties from a Chem/Bio Attack: Preparation, Training, and Response Resources."