Henze Energy Consulting

Henze Energy Consulting (HEC) is a small consulting engineering firm located in Boulder, Colorado and headed by Gregor Henze, providing engineering and analysis services pertaining to renewable energy and building energy systems. In general, his expertise relates to both first principles and inverse modeling of engineered systems as well as their associated control; in the context of ModQS with a particular emphasis on coupled thermo-hydraulic building energy systems.

Gregor Henze is Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado since 2008. Moreover, he is Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute between NREL and UC Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1995 as well as the Diplom-Ingenieur in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin in 1992. From 1996 to 1999, Prof. Henze worked in the energy services industry at Johnson Controls, a manufacturer of building automation systems, where he established a business unit for energy savings performance contracting in Germany. From 2000 until 2008, he joined the University of Nebraska as an assistant and later as an associate professor and founding member of the architectural engineering program in the Peter Kiewit Institute in Omaha, Nebraska.

Gregor Henze is a professional mechanical engineer, a certified high-performance building design professional (HBDP), an active member of the American Society of Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and Associate Editor for the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's Journal of Solar Energy Engineering. During 2005 and 2006, Gregor Henze spent his sabbatical at Siemens Building Technologies in Zug (Switzerland) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg. 

Prof. Henze's research emphasizes

  • Building automation and control systems
  • Model predictive control for buildings
  • Building energy systems, conventional and novel HVAC systems
  • Thermal energy storage, both passive (building thermal mass) as well as active (ice and chilled water)
  • Integration of commercial buildings with the electrical grid system operations, i.e., smart grid for commercial buildings
  • Low-exergy and mixed-mode approaches to commercial building design: thermally activated building systems, hybrid ventilation, low-T heating, high-T cooling. 


On these subjects, Gregor Henze has published 52 articles in refereed journals, along with over 28 in conference proceedings, and one book chapter.

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