[Bldg-sim] BSUG Nov. 18th Damon Woods

Agnes, Dylan (dagnes@uidaho.edu) dagnes at uidaho.edu
Thu Nov 12 09:07:51 PST 2015

Using Energy Models to Commission Controls
Target Audience:

Engineers, Architects, & Simulationists -
CEU/PDHs AVAILABLE for in-person attendees!

Date and Time:

Nov. 18th, 2015 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. MT


UI - IDL Classroom - 306 S 6th St. Boise, ID


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*FREE LUNCH provided to in-person attendees registered 24 hours in advance

Accurate, effective and thorough commissioning of building controls is often neglected or incomplete due to several factors; fear of occupant complaints, equipment damage, cost and time all contribute to a lack of proper commissioning. Building Controls Virtual Test-Bed (BCVTB), a free software available from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, enables a user to connect their energy simulation to elements in the real world.  It can be used to incorporate real-time weather, sensor outputs, or even pieces of control hardware. The research team at IDL implemented this process for a large campus building currently in operation, by physically connecting one of its controllers to an energy model developed in OpenStudio. This approach enabled identification and correction of operating parameters, including economizer control settings. By tuning just a few operational settings, this project had a potential to save up to 12% of the building's energy per year. This lecture will cover how the IDL successfully connected OpenStudio/EnergyPlus models to physical controllers.

Damon Woods is a PhD student at the University of Idaho and has been with the Integrated Design Lab since 2012.  His research focus is on increasing the energy efficiency of buildings by using modeling and predictive control of radiant systems.   Damon received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Boise State University in 2013.

Dylan Agnes
Masters of Architecture Student
Urban Design Center Boise Campus
Research Assistant - Integrated Design Lab
Email: dagnes at uidaho.edu
Work: 208-401-0655
Cell: 425-770-5031
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