Our group has developed multiple open source modeling and simulation tools to support the research and applications of building energy efficiency, indoor environment design, net-zero energy community operations, and smart city infrastructure interdependencies. The development is supported by the National Science Foundation and US Department of Energy.  

SCC Modeling Framework

Smart and Connected Community (SCC) Library

March 23, 2019

This open source Modelica library contains an integrated modeling framework and component models for designing coupled energy, transportation, and communication systems. The framework features a multi-level, multi-layer, multi-agent (3M) approach in order to enable flexible modeling of the interconnected systems. Various component and system-level models are included as the testbed...


Net Zero Energy Community (NZEC) Library

March 23, 2019

A open source Modelica library for the NZEC is built to facilitate the design and operation of a real NZEC. Using this library, a virtual testbed is built based on a real-world NZEC in Florida. The testbed consists of a framework and system models for different subsystems, including solar photovoltaic...


End-to-End Modeling and Optimization Package for Data Center Cooling

March 23, 2019

Modelica models package for data center cooling systems 4 system models and 30+ component models for data center cooling systems have been released in the DOE’s Modelica Buildings library (V5.0.0): Buildings.Applications.DataCenters. ISAT-FFD model for data center airflow management ISAT-FFD is a reduced order model trained by FFD simulations that can...