Yingli Lou

Paper on CO2 emissions reduction of building retrofit measures has been published in Energy and Buildings journal.

Oct. 8, 2021

Does reducing building energy consumption have the same effects on reducing CO 2 in the era of high renewable energy penetration? Our recent paper with current and former Ph.D. students, Yingli Lou , Yunyang Ye , Yizhi Yang and Jing Wang , finds that although reducing total building energy consumption...

Jing Wang

The paper on occupant preference-aware load scheduling for resilient communities has been published.

Sept. 7, 2021

The load scheduling of resilient communities in the islanded mode is subject to many uncertainties such as weather forecast errors and occupant behavior. In this paper, we investigated how occupants’ thermal preference would affect the optimal load scheduling performance in resilient communities. We adopted Monte Carlo simulations and chance constraints...

Sen Huang

The paper on open-source virtual testbed for a real net-zero energy community has been published.

Aug. 28, 2021

Net-Zero Energy Communities (NZECs) are critical to assuring the sustainability and resilience of modernized power systems. In this paper, we present an open-source NZEC virtual testbed in Modelica based on a real NZEC in Florida, USA. A case study was also conducted where a building-to-grid integration control is evaluated where...

Modelica Model chiller with wse

Paper on control performance simulation of chiller plants with water-side economizer has been published.

July 20, 2021

Chiller plants comprise more than half of the power consumption in commercial buildings and therefore any effort in improving their performance contributes significantly to the total energy savings. To address the needs of the building performance analysis community and as a part of a comprehensive research project funded by ASHRAE,...


Review paper accepted by Reliability Engineering & System Safety

Nov. 30, 2018

Our paper Literature Review on Modeling and Simulation of Energy Infrastructures from a Resilience Perspective led by PhD student Jing has been accepted by Reliability Engineering & System Safety. This is a recognition to her work by the resilience community. Congratulations to her and keep up! J. Wang , W...