About the authors
|Jan F. Kreider is Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Founding Director of the
Joint Center for Energy Management at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received
BSME (magna cum laude) from Case Institute of Technology and his postgraduate degrees from the University of Colorado. Dr. Kreider is the author of 12 engineering textbooks and more than 200 technical articles and reports; he has directed more than $5 million in building-energy-related research and development during the past decade. He is a Fellow of the ASME, an active member of a number of other technical societies, and a winner of both ASHRAE's E. K. Campbell Award for excellence in building systems education and the American Solar Energy Society's Hottel Award for outstanding service to solar energy science and education. He is also the president of a consulting firm specializing in energy efficiency in the automotive and building sectors.
Peter Curtiss runs an engineering consulting business in Boulder. He received his BSCE from Princeton University and his postgraduate degrees from the University of
Colorado. He has written more than 40 technical journal articles on subjects
ranging from neural network modeling and control in buildings to solar radiation
measurements. He has worked at research institutes in Israel, Portugal, and
France as well as at a number of private engineering firms.