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Robert Lutes

Robert Lutes

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Robert Lutes is an engineer in the Advanced Building Controls team. Since joining the lab in 2012, Robert has supported research related to the development of software tools to promote energy efficiency, improved operations, and building to grid integration. Robert's research interests include automated fault detection for building HVAC systems, transactive controls, and the development of non-conventional control techniques for built up HVAC systems and rooftop air conditioners.

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University

PNNL Publications

2020

  • Kim W., S. Katipamula, and R.G. Lutes. 2020. "Application of Intelligent Load Control to Manage Building Loads to Support Rapid Growth of Distributed Renewable Generation." Sustainable Cities and Society 53. PNNL-SA-143847. doi:10.1016/j.scs.2019.101898

2019

  • Kim W., S. Katipamula, and R.G. Lutes. 2019. "Development and Evaluation of HVAC Operation Schedule Detection Algorithm." Energy and Buildings 202. PNNL-SA-135053. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109350

2018

  • Katipamula S., R.M. Underhill, R.G. Lutes, and S. Huang. 2018. Automatic Identification of Retro-commissioning Measures. PNNL-27338. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2017

  • Katipamula S., C.D. Corbin, J.N. Haack, H. Hao, W. Kim, D.J. Hostick, and B.A. Akyol, et al. 2017. Transactive Campus Energy Systems: Final Report. PNNL-26866. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Transactive Campus Energy Systems: Final Report
  • Kim W., S. Katipamula, and R.G. Lutes. 2017. "Improving HVAC Operational Efficiency in Small- and Medium-Size Commercial Buildings." Building and Environment 120. PNNL-SA-121851. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.05.010

2016

  • Akyol B.A., C.H. Allwardt, Z.W. Beech, J.B. Chapman, J.N. Haack, S. Katipamula, and R.G. Lutes, et al. 2016. VOLTTRON 2016. PNNL-25499. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. VOLTTRON 2016
  • Katipamula S., R.G. Lutes, G. Hernandez, J.N. Haack, and B.A. Akyol. 2016. "Transactional Network: Improving Efficiency and Enabling Grid Services for Building." Science and Technology for the Built Environment 22, no. 6:643-654. PNNL-SA-105816. doi:10.1080/23744731.2016.1171628
  • Kim W., S. Katipamula, R.G. Lutes, and R.M. Underhill. 2016. Behind the Meter Grid Services: Intelligent Load Control. PNNL-26034. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Behind the Meter Grid Services: Intelligent Load Control
  • Kim W., S. Katipamula, R.G. Lutes, and R.M. Underhill. 2016. Development and Evaluation of Algorithms to Improve Small- and Medium-Size Commercial Building Operations. PNNL-25996. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Development and Evaluation of Algorithms to Improve Small- and Medium-Size Commercial Building Operations

2015

2014

  • Lutes R.G., J.N. Haack, S. Katipamula, K.E. Monson, B.A. Akyol, B.J. Carpenter, and N.D. Tenney. 2014. VOLTTRON 2.0: User Guide. PNNL-23879. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. VOLTTRON 2.0: User Guide
  • Lutes R.G., S. Katipamula, B.A. Akyol, N.D. Tenney, J.N. Haack, K.E. Monson, and B.J. Carpenter. 2014. VOLTTRON: User Guide. PNNL-23182. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. VOLTTRON: User Guide

2013

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