Time: September 18, 2020 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (MDT).

Workshop Abstract: This workshop is co-organized by the Sustainable Buildings and Societies Laboratory at University of Colorado Boulder and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In this workshop, the basics of equation-based object-oriented modeling using Modelica will be introduced through the demonstration of two libraries. The Net-Zero Energy Community (NZEC) library provides component and system models needed for the modeling of communities with renewable energy, heat pump systems and domestic hot water systems, and other sustainable technologies. Additionally, stochastic simulation methods for predicting occupant arrival and departure times using Modelica will also be introduced. In addition, the Smart and Connected Community (SCC) library has components to build and experiment with interdependent energy, transportation, and communication infrastructures at the community level. Through the pre-built examples, the users can explore the physical, geographical and informational interdependencies among the three systems. This workshop will first have presentations addressing the background, motivations, and challenges for community modeling, during which participants can ask questions. The group will then build example models together, during which instructions will be provided. Expected experience: Beginner to intermediate experience. Software requirements: Please download and install Dymola ahead of the workshop. Temporary licenses will be provided. 

Speakers: Jing Wang (CU Boulder), Sen Huang (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory), Wangda Zuo (CU Boulder)

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This workshop is sponsored by the following projects:

  • U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, under Contract No. DE-AC05-76RL01830.
  • National Science Foundation under Award IIS-1802017.

Special thanks to Dassault Systèmes and Barcroft Technology for providing free Dymola licenses during the workshop!