An EETD Seminar on May 30, 2014 - 5 speakers from EETD (see names below)
EnergyPlus started in 1996 with the goal of creating a next generation energy modeling program by combing the good features from DOE-2.1E and BLAST. The use of EnergyPlus is accelerating due to the needs of code compliance (with California Title 24, ASHRAE Standards 90.1 and 189.1), performance rating (under USGBC LEED), incentive programs, and design of low energy buildings. This seminar will provide an overview of EnergyPlus, and introduce the latest development and applications focusing on the following areas:
1. New features in the recent releases
2. New features under development, including input and output schema
3. Transition of EnergyPlus code from FORTRAN to C++
4. Title 24 compliance tool: CBECC-COM
5. LBNL tools: CBES, DRQAT, COMFEN
6. User interfaces: Simergy, OpenStudio, DesignBuilder, AECOSim
7. Building Control Virtual Testbed and FMI
8. DOE’s view of building energy modeling ecosystem
Main challenges and the future of EnergyPlus will be discussed too. Please join us to learn, to question, to provide feedback, and to share your experience with EnergyPlus.
BIOS: Tianzhen Hong is the PI of the EnergyPlus project at LBNL. He leads a few projects on EnergyPlus development and applications. He is a co-Operating Agent of IEA EBC Annex 66 on occupant behavior in buildings.
Walter (Fred) Buhl is a co-author of DOE-2 and EnergyPlus, making significant contributions to the simulation of HVAC systems in each program. He was the previous PI of the EnergyPlus project. He is a co-awardee of the R&D 100 award for his work on the development of EnergyPlus.
Philip Haves is the Leader of the Simulation Research Group. He has worked on different aspects of commercial buildings since 1986, with particular interests in simulation and in building operations. He was the previous PI of the EnergyPlus project.
Michael Wetter leads the development of Modelica-based building component library, and the LDRD project Urban Energy Grid Modeling. He is a co-Operating Agent of IEA EBC Annex 60.
Thierry Nouidui’s current research focuses on developing building performance simulation tools and co-simulation using Functional Mockup Interface and Functional Mockup Units.
Simon Vidanovic’s research focuses on developing thermal and optical tools for window systems. He has developed and implemented various complex fenestration models in EnergyPlus.
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