Larry Chang is Director of BEST Center (Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow), which is located at Laney College, Oakland, CA. Funded by the National Science Foundation. BEST promotes and helps to develop commercial HVACR, building automation, and energy management degree programs at community and technical colleges nationwide; see www.bestctr.org.
Larry has a Bachelor of Science and Engineering from Princeton University, a Master of Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture, and a Certificate in Sustainable Practices from Dominican University of California. In 1999, he established his own practice committed to sustainable development and education, energy efficiency, healthy buildings, and accessibility/universal design. On the academic side, he has taught at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Savannah College of Art & Design, and City College SF; he is the author of numerous conference papers, presentations, and publications.
As a long-time collaborator with HVAC Excellence, Larry has led sessions and webinars on HVACR instructional lab design; curriculum development; outreach to women and youth; and Campus as a Living Lab. He looks forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come!