Sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
This project is funded by Department of Energy and is a joint project with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The project goal is to develop a framework to prioritize behind-the-meter end-use resources, and a prototype tool that offers assessment of end-use load-utilization patterns and provides real-time dynamic prioritization of the energy-consuming loads based on end-use functional utility to satisfy occupant activity requirements.
- S. Huang, J. Wang, Y. Fu, W. Zuo, K. Hinkelman, R. M. Kaiser, D. He, D. Vrabie 2021. “An Open-source Virtual Testbed for a Real Net-Zero Energy Community”. Sustainable Cities and Society, 75, pp. 103255.
- J. Wang, S. Huang, W. Zuo, D. Vrabie 2021. “Occupant Preference-Aware Load Scheduling for Resilient Communities.” Energy and Buildings, 252, pp. 111399.
- J. Wang, K. Garifi, K. Baker, W. Zuo, Y. Zhang, S. Huang, D. Vrabie 2020. "Optimal Renewable Resource Allocation and Load Scheduling of Resilient Communities." Energies, 13, pp. 5683.
- J. Wang, W. Zuo, S. Huang, D. Vrabie 2020. “Data-driven Prediction of Occupant Presence and Lighting Power: A Case Study for Small Commercial Buildings.” American Modelica Conference 2020, Virtual Conference, September 22-24.
- Y. Fu, S. Huang, Y. Liu, T. McDermott, D. Vrabie, W. Zuo 2019. “A Multidisciplinary Model to Couple Power System Dynamics and Building Dynamics to Enable Building-to-Grid Integration.” Proceeding of the 16th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2019), September 2-4, Rome, Italy.
- Y. Fu, S. Huang, D. Vrabie, W. Zuo 2019. “Coupling Power System Dynamics and Building Dynamics to Enabling Building-to-Grid Integration.” Proceedings of the 13th International Modelica Conference, pp. 561-566, March 4-6, Regensburg, Germany.
Open Source Model Release
A open source Modelica library for the net zero energy community (NZEC) is built to facilitate the design and operation of a real NZEC. The models and related training materials are available at Net Zero Energy Community (NZEC) Library.