Hongxi Yin is the InCEES associate professor in advanced building systems and architectural design. He was the first Chinese LEED certified expert on green community development.
Yin’s primary research interests are whole building performance analysis, passive technology application, human health and productivity, and integrated design methods for sustainability.
Yin is also a professor in an advanced building systems and architectural design in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.
In 2013, he served as site operation manager for Solar Decathlon China. The highly competitive program challenges university teams to design, build and operate attractive and affordable net-zero-energy houses powered by the sun. Yin and senior lecturer Pablo Moyano are leading a fall 2015 studio in developing a submittal for the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, which will be held in Orange County, CA, in 2017.