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Title: Prototyping the BOPTEST Framework for Simulation-Based Testing of Advanced Control Strategies in Buildings

Abstract

Advanced control strategies are becoming increasingly necessary in buildings in order to meet and balance requirements for energy efficiency, demand flexibility, and occupant comfort. Additional development and widespread adoption of emerging control strategies, however, ultimately require low implementation costs to reduce payback period and verified performance to gain control vendor, building owner, and operator trust. This is difficult in an already first-cost driven and risk-averse industry. Recent innovations in building simulation can significantly aid in meeting these requirements and spurring innovation at early stages of development by evaluating performance, comparing state-of-the-art to new strategies, providing installation experience, and testing controller implementations. This paper presents the development of a simulation framework consisting of test cases and software platform for the testing of advanced control strategies (BOPTEST - Building Optimization Performance Test). The objectives and requirements of the framework, components of a test case, and proposed software platform architecture are described, and the framework is demonstrated with a prototype implementation and example test case.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
OSTI Identifier:
1602853
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2019 IBPSA International Conference and Exposition, Rome, Italy, September 2-4, 2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Blum, David, Jorissen, Filip, Huang, Sen, Arroyo, Javier, Benne, Kyle, Li, Yanfei, Gavan, Valentin, Rivalin, Lisa, Helsen, Lieve, Vrabie, Draguna, Wetter, Michael, and Sofos, Marina. Prototyping the BOPTEST Framework for Simulation-Based Testing of Advanced Control Strategies in Buildings. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Blum, David, Jorissen, Filip, Huang, Sen, Arroyo, Javier, Benne, Kyle, Li, Yanfei, Gavan, Valentin, Rivalin, Lisa, Helsen, Lieve, Vrabie, Draguna, Wetter, Michael, & Sofos, Marina. Prototyping the BOPTEST Framework for Simulation-Based Testing of Advanced Control Strategies in Buildings. United States.
Blum, David, Jorissen, Filip, Huang, Sen, Arroyo, Javier, Benne, Kyle, Li, Yanfei, Gavan, Valentin, Rivalin, Lisa, Helsen, Lieve, Vrabie, Draguna, Wetter, Michael, and Sofos, Marina. Thu . "Prototyping the BOPTEST Framework for Simulation-Based Testing of Advanced Control Strategies in Buildings". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1602853.
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author = {Blum, David and Jorissen, Filip and Huang, Sen and Arroyo, Javier and Benne, Kyle and Li, Yanfei and Gavan, Valentin and Rivalin, Lisa and Helsen, Lieve and Vrabie, Draguna and Wetter, Michael and Sofos, Marina},
abstractNote = {Advanced control strategies are becoming increasingly necessary in buildings in order to meet and balance requirements for energy efficiency, demand flexibility, and occupant comfort. Additional development and widespread adoption of emerging control strategies, however, ultimately require low implementation costs to reduce payback period and verified performance to gain control vendor, building owner, and operator trust. This is difficult in an already first-cost driven and risk-averse industry. Recent innovations in building simulation can significantly aid in meeting these requirements and spurring innovation at early stages of development by evaluating performance, comparing state-of-the-art to new strategies, providing installation experience, and testing controller implementations. This paper presents the development of a simulation framework consisting of test cases and software platform for the testing of advanced control strategies (BOPTEST - Building Optimization Performance Test). The objectives and requirements of the framework, components of a test case, and proposed software platform architecture are described, and the framework is demonstrated with a prototype implementation and example test case.},
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