Curriculum Vitae  of   Joshua R. Wentz



joshwentz[at],, @joshwentz


University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Executive Product Management (PM) Program

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 08/07 – 05/12

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Information Sciences & Technology, Integration & Application option, ‘Internet Science’ focus

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.), Mechanical option, ‘Energy’ focus

Architecture Studies Minor, 7-week program at the Pantheon Institute in Rome, Italy, 05/09 – 07/09

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

LEED, Green Associate (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design)

EIT, Engineer in Training

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

Canon-McMillan High School, Canonsburg, PA, 09/03– 06/07

Salutatorian 2/353, GPA 4.57/4.00, Class Vice President


LG Electronics, Silicon Valley Innovation Lab, Santa Clara, CA, 03/20 - Present

Lab leveraging technology to incubate new businesses and products that make home life better.

Sr. Product Management Lead, Future Home Experiences

Lucid,, Oakland, CA, 2014 - 2019

Startup that creates cloud software for managing 'smart building' performance & operations.

Raised product from initial venture capital rounds through successful acquisition (Acuity Brands).

Director of Product & Engineering, 10/17 - 07/19

Senior Product Manager, 07/15 - 10/17

Product Architect / Product Manager / Technical Product Manager, 06/14 - 07/15

U.S. DOE Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, Philadelphia, PA, 03/13 - 06/14

A United States Department of Energy Innovation Hub which focused on reducing energy in buildings.

Software Engineer

StartupThink, Chicago, IL, Paris FR, 01/13 - 03/13


PositivEnergy Practice of AS+GG Architects, Chicago, IL, 08/12 - 01/13

Mechanical / Energy Engineer

GE Energy, Atlanta, GA, 05/11 - 08/11

Information Management Leadership Program Intern, Infrastructure Engineering

Architectural Engineering Department of Penn State,  University Park, PA, 07/09 - 08/12

Web App Designer & Developer / Research Assistant (Supervised by Dr. Jelena Srebric)

College of Information Sciences & Technology of Penn State,  University Park, PA, 01/10 - 05/10

Undergraduate Learning Assistant (Supervised by Dr. Stan Aungst)

Penn State Alumni Association, University Park, PA, 01/09 - 02/11

Tour Guide

ANSYS Inc., Canonsburg, PA, 06/07 - 01/09

Simulation Software Intern (Supervised by Pradyumna Kulkarni & Jorge Gil)

     Summer 2008

     Summer 2007


Hilton Garden Inn, Canonsburg, PA, 02/07 - 10/09        

Banquet Server

DR.DJ Group, Pittsburgh, PA, 02/05 - 09/09

Disc Jockey

Valley Brook Country Club, McMurray, PA, 01/06 - 05/07                    

Banquet Server

Fort Cherry Golf Club, McDonald, PA, 05/04 - 05/06                                      



Coding:  HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Node.js, Linux, Git, PHP, SQL, WebGL, phpMyAdmin, C++, Java, XML, EnergyPlus

Apps: Amazon Web Services, Photoshop, Microsoft Project, Revit Architecture/Structure/MEP, AutoCAD, DesignBuilder, Trane TRACE 700, SketchUp, Autodesk Inventor, ANSYS Workbench,  Windows Movie Maker, iMovie

Communication:  User Interface Design, Product Management, Global Team Management, Research





Alumni Society of Architectural Engineering (ASAE) of Penn State

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI)


Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), National Student President (18 local chapters nationwide)

Student Society of Architectural Engineers (SSAE), Co-Founder of Mentor Program (quadrupled membership to 240 students), President, Mentor Member, Treasurer, 2nd Year Representative

Penn State Lion Ambassadors, Student Alumni Corps, Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Tour Guide

Building Information Modeling Studio, Mechanical Engineer of 6 person interdisciplinary team

Designer & Developer of 4 external websites with internal logins

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Student Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence (S:PACE)

Illumination Engineering Society (IES)

THON, Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, Dancer THON’11, Communications Committee Member

Blue & White Society

Atlas THON

IM Football, Soccer, 1st Place, 2nd Place

Ballroom Dancing Club



Class Officer, Vice President

National Honor Society

French Honor Society, Treasurer

Student Council, Representative

French Club, Treasurer

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)

Mac Pac School Spirit Club

Math League                          

Science Olympiad, 1st Place Scrambler, 4th Place Circuit Lab

Great Auk Competition

Leadership In Action Club

Student Leadership for High School Reform


Church Youth Group

Boy Scouts of America (11 yrs.), Junior Assistant Scoutmaster, Senior Patrol Leader, Eagle Scout       

Varsity Soccer, Letterman

Varsity Tennis, Letterman

Soccer Travel League, Co-Captain



Google Authorship, established as an author on Google for; this status auto-indexes each blog post and pairs my photo and profile alongside Google search results, December 13, 2012


Outstanding Thesis in Area of Sustainable Design Scholarship by Simpson Gumpertz, & Heger Inc., April 27, 2012

Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PEPP) Professional Practice Award, April 27, 2012

James M. Pohlen Memorial Architectural Engineering Scholarship, April 29, 2011

Everetts Memorial Architectural Engineering Scholarship, April 30, 2010

Penn State University Park Undergraduate Research Exhibition, First Place, April 7, 2010

Office of University Development Trustee Scholarship for Student Philanthropy Leaders, Contributed by the Hintz Family, November 7, 2009

NATO IST-085 Interactive Visualization of Network Dynamics Workshop, Tour Leader, October 6, 2009

National Scholars Honor Society, Mar. 2008 - Present


ANSYS Inc. (Engineering Simulation Software Co.)                          

Big 33 Evelyn Somsky                            

Comcast Leaders and Achievers

Eric Galbraith                                          

Frank Dalbo                                          

Greater Canonsburg Lions Club

Jason Elliott P.B.S.&J. Triline

McMurray Rotary

National Elks Most Valuable Student

Paul Ciaffoni Memorial

Society for Exceptional Citizens

Walmart Foundation


Sports: soccer, running, golf, tennis, biking, lifting, skiing/ snowboarding, wake boarding / water skiing

Art & Tech:  architecture, smart homes

Academic: Technology & IT, Buildings & Architecture, Energy, Business, Marketing, Web Design

Research:  Smart Homes, Green Intelligent Buildings, Building Automation & Controls, Energy Management Tools, BIM: Building Information Modeling

SPEECHES / Speaking Engagements

Lucid Summit 2018, “BuildingOS Product Keynote”, San Francisco, CA, November 7, 2018

Smart Cities Week ‘Silicon Valley’ Conference, “Smart Building Operations with Lucid”, Santa Clara, CA, May 9, 2018

U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies 2018 Conference, “Accelerating Energy Savings in Commercial Buildings with CBES & Lucid”, Washington DC, May 3, 2018

CxEnergy Conference, “Benchmarking Made Easy”, Las Vegas, NV, April 25, 2018

California SEEC (Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative), 8th Annual Statewide Energy Efficiency Forum, “Live Demo, Public Tools to Improve Building Energy Efficiency”, Fresno, CA, June 14, 2017

U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies 2017 Conference, “ Launch”, Washington DC, March 16, 2017

Lucid Summit 2016, “BuildingOS Product Keynote”, San Francisco, CA, May 3, 2016


AEC Technology Symposium 2015, ”The Biggest IoT Opportunity In Buildings Is Closer Than You Think” (The Life of a Building), Josh Wentz, Lucid, NYC, September 25, 2015

U.S. Department of Energy & National Renewable Energy Lab, ”OpenStudio Node.js, “The Future of Simulating Buildings Online”

AEC Technology Symposium 2014, ”Computational Harmony”, Josh Wentz, EEB Hub

Building Science Research Consortium, “VirtualPULSE: simulate building energy & airflow ONLINE”

Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department, THESIS Defense: Building Energy, Mechanical Analysis & Redesign of Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Joshua R. Wentz, April 2012

Received 2 Awards:

  1. Outstanding Thesis in Area of Sustainable Design Scholarship by Simpson Gumpertz, & Heger Inc.
  2. Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers (PEPP) Professional Practice Award


Pennsylvania State University Architectural Engineering Department, Student Society of Architectural Engineers “Mentor Program”, University Park, PA

Building Science Research Consortium, “Green Intelligent Buildings of the Future”, University Park, PA



Benchmarking Made Easy with DOE’s and EPA’s BenchmarkMyBuilding

Video of CxEnergy Conference speech

Lucid and LBNL Partnership Produces Free Tool to Save Energy

Quoted article written by the U.S. Department of Energy, 01/11/18. on ENERGY.GOV.

Lucid Leverages DOE Tools and Small Business Program to Deliver Enhanced Energy Data Services

Quoted article written by the U.S. Department of Energy, 03/30/17

Energy Solutions Providers Should Be Like The Stickleback Fish

Interviewed / quoted article about Lucid, 08/29/2016

Lucid Evolves Product Offering To Better Meet Needs of Customers with Urjanet, Interviewed / quoted article about BuildingOS, 08/25/2016

vA3C from #AECHack2014 – get that model online!,  Studio Thornton Tomasetti, 06/04/2014

All You Have to Do is Do It #AECHack2014, CORE Studio Thornton Tomasetti, 06/01/2014

PEP is Growing, PositivEnergy Practice Blog, 09/25/2012

IST Students Among Winners at Undergraduate Research Exhibition, Penn State Live, 04/20/2010

PRESS WRITTEN BY JOSH WENTZ – See how your energy cost and use stacks up against peers, by Josh Wentz, March 15, 2017

U.S. DOE Energy Efficient Buildings Hub “Simulation Platform” Accomplishments 2013, by Josh Wentz, Spring 2013

Student Society of Architectural Engineers: Success Story, AE Alumni Newsletter Pg. 7 & 9, by Wentz, J.R., Spring 2011

SSAE AlumLight, AE Alumni Newsletter, by Wentz, J.R., Spring 2011  

Student Society of Architectural Engineering Mentor Program, AE Alumni Newsletter Pg. 15,  by Wentz, J.R., 02/12/2010  



Lucid Summit, San Francisco, CA, 2018

Smart Cities Week, Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA, 2018

U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies, Washington DC, 2018

CxEnergy, Las Vegas, NV, 2018

SEEC (Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative), Fresno, CA, 2017

U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies, Washington DC, 2017

Lucid Summit, San Francisco, CA, 2016

AEC Technology Symposium, Conference Speaker, New York, NY, Sept. 25, 2015

AEC Technology Symposium, Hackathon Leader, New York, NY, May 16, 2014


ASHRAE National Conference, Chicago, IL, Jan. 20-25 2012


High Performance Building Conference, Falls Church, VA, Sept. 13-14, 2011

Complimentary Invitation by Jeff Seewald, VP of Building Intelligence Group, coordinator of conference in conjunction with Engineered Systems

Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) 2011 National Student Conference, Oakland, CA, Mar. 30 - Apr. 2, 2011

1 of 6 who represented the Student Society of Architectural Engineers & the Penn State Architectural Engineering Department

ASHRAE National Conference “Energy Modeling in Existing Buildings”, Las Vegas, NV, Jan. 31 2011


Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) 2010 National Student Conference, Kansas City, MO, Apr. 8-10, 2010

1 of 3 who represented the Student Society of Architectural Engineers & the Penn State Architectural Engineering Department

Green Intelligent Building Conference, Santa Clara, CA, Sept. 29-30, 2009

Youngest attendee at the conference, personally funded


Industrial & Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) 2011, University Park, PA, Mar. 23, 2011

1 of 6 Architectural Engineering students invited as a student leader

World Class Engineering Award Student Leaders Meeting, University Park, PA, Apr. 29 2010

1 of 3 students who met with award winner, Karen Sweeney

TRACE Training by Pavel Linkoin, University Park, PA, Mar. 18, 2010

Only 3rd year student invited to attend this 4th year AE 455 class

Student Encampment by University Park Undergraduate Association Invitation, University Park, PA, Mar. 21, 2010

1 of 20 student leaders chosen to attend this Penn State University Park wide student leadership conference

Industrial & Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) 2010, University Park, PA, Mar. 17, 2010

1 of 6 Architectural Engineering students invited as a student leader

Armstrong Unique Brainstorming Workshop, University Park, PA, Feb. 18, 2010

1 of 6 Architectural Engineering students invited as a student representative

HVAC Intern Skills Workshop by Xnth Inc., University Park, PA, Mar. 6, 2010

Preliminary HVAC Building Thermal  Load Calculations necessary for interning


AEC Hackathon 2015, 1st Place

AEC Hackathon 2014, 2nd Place

InnoBlue Hackathon 2010



VirtualPULSE: the first open source building energy modeling & airflow simulation web application, Wentz J.R., Chen J., Li J., Heidarinejad M., and Srebric J., August 2012

THESIS FINAL:  Building Energy, Mechanical Analysis, & Redesign of Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Wentz, Joshua R., April 2012

THESIS Report 3: Existing Mechanical Systems of Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Wentz, J.R., Nov. 2011

THESIS Report 2: Building & Plant Energy Analysis of Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Wentz, J.R., Oct. 2011

THESIS Report 1: ASHRAE 62.1& 90.1 Compliance of Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes, Wentz, J.R., Sept. 2011


An Overview of A Coupled Building Energy and Airflow Urban Modeling Platform, Mohammad Heidarinejad, Nicholas Mattise, Stefan Gracik, Jiying Liu, Matthew Dahlhausen, Mostapha Sadeghipour Roudsari, Josh Wentz, Kai Liu, Haoyue Zhang and Jelena Srebric, SimAUD Conference, March 2015, Washington DC

A Hierarchy of Geometry Needs for Building Energy Models: Used for Bimserver and Openstudio Web Integration, Mohammad Heidarinejad, Joshua R. Wentz, Matthew Dahlhausen, Mujing Wang, Yufei Jiang, Sanghoon Lee, Kyle Benne, Daniel Macumber, Jelena Srebric, Dinghao Wu, and John I. Messner, 2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, September 12-14, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia

An Overview of the Web-based Integration of Energy, Daylight, and Airflow Simulations to Facilitate Implementation of Energy Efficiency Measures, Mohammad Heidarinejad, Matthew Dahlhausen, Joshua R. Wentz, Jin Bin Li, Mujing Wang, Ying Sun, Nicholas Mattise, Craig Casey, Jason DeGraw, Jelena Srebric, Richard Mistrick, and William Bahnfleth,  2014 ASHRAE/IBPSA-USA Building Simulation Conference, September 12-14, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia

Interactive, Designer-Integrated, Parametric Optimization, Roudsari, Mostapha; Shaxted, Matthew; Wentz, Joshua, September 2012, Submitted to Building Simulation 2013 Conference

Energy Performance Analyses of Campus Buildings over Heating and Cooling Seasons, Rekstad N.M., Heidarinejad M., Wentz J.R., and Srebric J., COBEE 2012,  August 20, 2012

Framework to Benchmark the Energy Efficiency of Buildings in Response to

Environment Conditions in University Campuses, Heidarinejad M., Cedeño-Laurent J.G., Wentz J.R., Rekstad N.M., Spengler J.D., and Srebric J., August 2010


Relative Significance of Heat Transfer Processes to Quantify Tradeoffs Between Complexity and Accuracy of Energy Simulations with a Building Energy Use Patterns Classification, Heidarinejad M., A Dissertation in Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, May 2014



Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Mentor

Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer, March 2014


Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance MaraTHON, Dancer THON11, 2008-2011

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Maple Harvest Festival Volunteer, (4 hrs.), March 2009

PSU Fresh START 2009, Team Leader, August 2009

PSU Fresh START 2008, Team Leader, August 2008

PSU Fresh START 2007, Volunteer, September 2007


Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project, (72 hours), Spring 2005

Mission’s Trip to Acuna, Mexico, (1 week), July 2005

McDonald Heritage Library, Children’s Assistant, June 2003

Bethel Municipal Library, Landscaper, Summer 2003