Woody Delp received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri
Rolla in 1995. His graduate work involved modeling how much ventilation (outside
air) comes into variable air volume (VAV) systems as they operate across a range
of climates and seasons. Woody grew up in Rolla working in a family owned HVAC contracting
business. In his dad’s business he worked in every capacity, from service calls at
a young age, to designing and installing complex systems for local laboratories.
HVAC is very much in his blood.
Woody has been at LBNL since 1995 and has worked in various project areas involving
HVAC systems, and how these systems actually operate in real buildings. His work
has ranged from measuring duct leakage in light commercial buildings to understanding
how pollutants move in large buildings. He is equally at home working with residential
HVAC systems as well as systems found in the largest buildings.