Portfolio Category: Energy Systems Research

Green Scheduling

Heating, cooling and air quality control systems within buildings and datacenters operate independently of each other and frequently result in temporally correlated energy demand surges. As peak power prices are 200-400 times that of the nominal rate, this uncoordinated activity is both expensive and operationally inefficient. Green Scheduling is an alternative approach to fine-grained coordination…
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MLE+

MLE+ is an open-source Matlab/Simulink toolbox for co-simulation with the whole-building energy simulator EnergyPlus. It is designed for engineers and researchers who are familiar with Matlab and Simulink and want to use these software tools in building energy simulation. MLE+ provides a control development workflow as well as graphical front-ends for designing advanced control strategies,…
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Low-Cost Model Capture

In designing Cyber Physical Systems, a fundamental problem is modeling the underlying structures. IMpACT is a methodology and a toolbox for analysis of uncertainty propagation for building inverse modeling and controls. Given a plant model and real input data, IMpACT automatically evaluates the effect of the uncertainty propagation from sensor data to model accuracy and…
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