Buildings Library

SBS Lab researchers contributed to the new Modelica Buildings Library

March 30, 2017

On March 30, 2017, LBNL released version 4.0.0 of Modelica Buildings Library including new models for district energy systems and fast house models. SBS Lab researchers Yangyang Fu and Wei Tian contributed to this new version. This version contains the following major additions: Buildings.Experimental.DistrictHeatingCooling with models for district heating and...

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Dr. Jianhui Wang from the Argonne National Laboratory visited the SBS Lab

March 23, 2017

Dr. Jianhui Wang from the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory visited the SBS Lab and gave a lecture titled "Grid Modernization: Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions". This lecture was sponsored by Dr. Zuo's SEEDS "You Choose" Leadership Award.

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SBS Lab researchers installed the weather station and solar monitoring system in HGV, Ana Maria

March 11, 2017

Thomas Alonso Sevilla , Yangyang Fu , Yunyang Ye and Wei Tian went to Ana Maria, and installed the weather station and solar monitoring system in the Historic Green Village. Left to right: Yangyang Fu, Yunyang Ye, Thomas Alonso Sevilla.

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Dr. Zuo gave a talk at the Smart City Miami Conference

Feb. 24, 2017

Dr. Zuo gave a talk at the Smart City Miami Conference. The topic of conference on 02/24/2017 was "Zenciti Workshop : Designing a smart city in Yucatán". The title of Dr.Zuo's talk was "Smart Infrastructure and Renewable Energy". Press release: University of Miami News: Smart Cities Conference Plans for New...

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ASHRAE University of Miami Student Branch is reactivated

Feb. 21, 2017

ASHRAE University of Miami Student Branch is reactivated. ASHRAE stands for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Founded in 1894, it is a global society advancing human well-being through sustainable technology for the built environment. The Society and its more than 50,000 members worldwide focus on building...

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Dr. Zuo visited the Florida Solar Energy Center

Jan. 5, 2017

Dr. Zuo visited the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). He toured the FSEC research facilities (see pictures below) and met the FSEC researchers for potential collaborations. Manufactured Housing Laboratory Water Heater Experiment Facility

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Dr. Zuo delivered invited talks in seven universities in China

Dec. 30, 2016

Dr. Zuo gave invited talks at seven universities in China from 12/22/2016-12/30/2016: 12/22/2016: Xiamen University of Technology, “Data-drive solutions for building energy efficiency - a view from building scientists”. 12/23/2016: Hunan University, “Equation-based modeling and simulation: the next generation technology for sustainable buildings and cities”. 12/26/2016: Donghua University, “Equation-based modeling...

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Wei Tian passed his Ph.D. proposal

Dec. 6, 2016

Wei Tian successfully passed his Ph.D. proposal. His proposal is titled "Coupled Simulation of Indoor Airflow, HVAC, Control, and Building Envelope". Congratulations!

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Dr. Zuo was awarded CoE's "2016 Eliahu I. Jury Early Career Research Award"

Dec. 3, 2016

Dr. Zuo was awarded CoE's 2016 Eliahu I. Jury Early Career Research Award by the College of Engineering at University of Miami. Congratulations!

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Ana got the scholarship to go to IMPA during the summer

Dec. 2, 2016

Ana , one of the alumni of our lab, got the scholarship to go to IMPA (National Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics) during the summer. Congratulations! Here is her letter: Hello all, I just want to thank you again for the support that I had during my exchange program...

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