Stitch Fix Blog Posts

How Algorithms are Helping to Transform the CX Business Model
(2021) Coffey B, Namous A, Eydgahi H

Photo Based Clothing Measurements
(2016) Coffey B, Torres TJ

Thought Experiments in the Browser
(2016) Coffey B

The Postmodern Tailor: Size Personalization Beyond Labels
(2016) Yu Z, Coffey B

D3 in Jupyter
(2015) Coffey B

Personal Blog Posts


Journal Articles

Lee ES, Gehbauer C, Coffey B, McNeil A, Stadler M, Marnay, C. ‘Integrated control of dynamic facades and distributed energy resources for energy cost minimization in commercial buildings’ Solar Energy, 122, 1384-1397, 2015.

Coffey B. 'Approximating Model Predictive Control with Existing Building Simulation Tools and Offline Optimization' Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 6(3), 220-235, 2013.

Laouadi A, Coffey B. 'The Energy Performance of the Central Sunlighting System' Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 5(4), 234-247, 2012.

Ma Y, Borrelli F, Hencey B, Coffey B, Bengea S, Haves P. 'Model Predictive Control for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems' IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology, 20(3), 796-803, 2012.

Coffey B, Haghighat F, Morofsky E, Kutrowski E. 'A Software Framework for Model Predictive Control with GenOpt' Energy and Buildings, 42(7), 1084-1092, 2010.

Coffey B, Borgeson S, Apte J, Mathew P, Haves P, Selkowitz S. 'Towards a Very Low Energy Building Stock: Modeling the US Commercial Building Sector to Support Policy and Innovation Planning' Building Research & Information, 37(5), 610 - 624, 2009.

Komiyama R, Marnay C, Stadler M, Lai J, Borgeson S, Coffey B, Azevedo IL. 'Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation' IEEJ Energy Journal (The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) 4(4), 2009.

Coffey B, Kutrowski E. 'Demand charge considerations in the optimization of cogeneration dispatch in a deregulated energy market' International Journal of Energy Research, 30(7), 535-551, 2006.

Conference Proceedings

Saxena M, Coffey B, May-Ostendorp P, Rasin J, Wilson E, Horowitz S. 'Simplifying Energy Efficiency for Homeowners – Results from a California Utility’s Pilot Study of a Scalable Solution to Assess Retrofit and Solar Opportunities' ACEEE Summer Study, 2018.


Coffey B, Stone A, Ruyssevelt P, Haves P. 'An Epidemiological Approach to Simulation-Based Analysis of Large Building Stocks' Proc. of IBPSA International, 2015.

Coffey B, Tuhus-Dubrow D, Munshi M. 'All the ways of meeting a target: Calculating a solution surface using GenOpt' Proc. of SimBuild (IBPSA-USA), 2012.

Munshi M, Tuhus-Dubrow D, An J, Coffey B. 'Practical Techniques for Automated Calibration of Existing Models for Use in Building Operations' Proc. of SimBuild, 2012.

Nahman JE, Coffey B, Deringer J. 'Development of Open-Source Parametric EnergyPlus Models and their use for Savings Potential Analysis of Envelope Measures' ACEEE Summer Study - Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 2012.

Coffey B. 'Using Building Simulation and Optimisation to Calculate Control Lookup Tables Offline' Proc. of IBPSA International, 2011.

Coffey B, Haves P, Hencey B, Ma Y, Borrelli F, Bengea S. 'Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Water Plant with Thermal Storage' ACEEE Summer Study - Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 2010.

Ma Y, Borrelli F, Hencey B, Coffey B, Bengea S, Haves P. 'Model Predictive Control for the Operation of Building Cooling Systems' Proc. of the American Control Conference, pp 5106-5111, 2010

Marnay C, Borgeson S, Coffey B, Stadler M, Lai J, Komiyama R. 'A Buildings Module for the Stochastic Energy Deployment System' ACEEE Summer Study - Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 2008.

Haves P, Coffey B, Williams S. 'Benchmarking and Equipment and Controls Assessment for a 'Big Box' Retail Chain' ACEEE Summer Study - Energy Efficiency in Buildings, 2008.

Marnay C, Stadler M, Aki H, Coffey B, Firestone R, Lai J, Siddiqui. 'A Microgrid Selection and Operation for Commercial Buildings in California and New York States' 4th European PV-Hybrid and Mini-Grid Conference, 2008.

Coffey B, Kutrowski E. 'Effective Control of Combined Heating, Cooling and Power Systems in an Hourly-Price Electricity Market' Proc. of Cold-Climate HVAC, Moscow, 2006.


Coffey B, Morofsky E, Haghighat F. 'Model-Based Control of Responsive Building Systems: A Summary of its Potential and Challenges' Proc. of eSim (IBPSA-Canada), 2006. * Winner of IBPSA-Canada's Best Student Paper Award


Technical Reports
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment, California Energy Commission, etc

Lee ES, Coffey B, Fernandes LL, Hoffmann S, McNeil A, Thanachareonkit A, Ward GJ. 'High Performance Building Facade Solutions–Phase II' LBNL-1004337, 2014.

Coffey B, McNeil A, Nouidui TS, Lee ES. ‘Automated Production of Optimization-Based Control Logics for Dynamic Façade Systems, with Experimental Application to Two-Zone External Venetian Blinds’ DOE / CEC PIER Technical Report, 2013 (rev 2022).

Lee ES, Fernandes LL, Coffey B, McNeil A, Clear R, Webster T, Bauman F, Dickerhoff D, Heinzerling D, Hoyt T. 'A post-occupancy monitored evaluation of the dimmable lighting, automated shading, and underfloor air distribution system in The New York Times Building' LBNL-6023E, 2013.

Coffey B. ‘Integrated control of operable fenestration systems and thermally massive HVAC systems: Methods and simulation studies of energy savings potential’ DOE / CEC PIER Technical Report, 2012.

Coffey B, Lee E. ‘Model-based controls for integrated shading and UFAD control: Report on initial studies’ DOE / CEC PIER Technical Report, 2011.

Haves P, Hencey B, Borrelli F, Elliot J, Ma Y, Coffey B, Bengea S, Wetter M. 'Model Predictive Control of HVAC Systems: Implementation and Testing at the University of California, Merced' LBNL-3906E, 2010.

Stadler M, Marnay C, Siddiqui A, Lai J, Coffey B, Aki H. 'Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States' LBNL-1334E, 2009.

Borgeson, S, Brager B, Coffey B, Haves P. ‘Mixed Mode Simulations for Climate Feasibility’ CBE Executive Summary, 2009.

Walker IS, Al-Beaini S, Borgeson S, Coffey B, Gregory D, Konis K, Scown C, Simjanovic J, Stanley J, Strogen B. 'Feasibility of Achieving Zero-Net-Energy Net-Zero-Cost Homes' LBNL-3067E, 2009.

Theses and Dissertations

Coffey B. 'Using Building Simulation and Optimization to Calculate Lookup Tables for Control' PhD dissertation, UC Berkeley, 2011.

Coffey B. 'A Development and Testing Framework for Simulation-Based Supervisory Control With Application to Optimal Zone Temperature Ramping Demand Response Using a Modified Genetic Algorithm' M.A.Sc. thesis, Concordia University, 2008.

Coffey B. 'Fuel Cells in Context, 1800-1980: Towards a History of the Technology and its Shaping Influences' B.A.Sc. thesis, McMaster University, 2002.