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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Co-Simulation and Validation of Advanced Building Controls with VOLTTRONTM and EnergyPlusTM

Charles D. Corbin, Draguna Vrabie, Srinivas Katipamula
Paci c Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, USA

Abstract: This paper describes a streamlined building controls development process using the VOLTTRONTM platform. The paper introduces a new software agent that enables co-simulation with EnergyPlusTM and accelerates the development process from concept to commissioning. With this new co-simulation capability in VOLTTRON, building control developers have a method to easily design, test, validate, and deploy building applications on a single platform. The paper describes the implementation of the software agent and concludes with a case-study.
Pages: 2457 - 2466