T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies


The mission of the Center is to develop new knowledge, tools, processes, techniques and continuing education for professionals involved in building energy and technology. The goal is to create healthier, productive, energy efficient strategies that will lead to high performance buildings and sustain(able) environments.

The Center engages in the creation (research), application (consulting), and dissemination (communication) of knowledge.


The T.C. Chan Center is a faculty research and consulting unit located in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania, a leading research institution. Faculty from multiple disciplines work at multiple scales to advance  understanding of the complex technical, economic, social, and political arrangements with which sustainability can be achieved. From the detailed simulation of building performance to the management of large populations of buildings, research teams develop new techniques and assist clients.


T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies

University of Pennsylvania

401 Fisher Fine Arts Building

220 South 34th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: +1.215.746.0061

Fax: +1.215.746.5599