Fred Bauman

Fred Bauman, P.E, FASHRAE, is a Project Scientist with the Center for the Built Environment at UC Berkeley. For the past 35 years, he has led research on advanced low-energy HVAC systems, such as radiant, underfloor air distribution (UFAD), displacement ventilation (DV), and personal comfort systems (PCS). Fred’s research experience and interests include room air distribution, thermal comfort, building energy use, ventilation and indoor air quality, and laboratory and field measurement methods. He has served as Principal Investigator on numerous research projects, most recently a $3M, four-year research program on radiant systems funded by California’s EPIC Program. Fred previously led the development of CBE’s world renowned research program on underfloor air distribution and was the author of the first UFAD Design Guide, published by ASHRAE in 2003. Fred received an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1979.