Michael Wetter is a Staff Scientist at LBNL. His research includes new generation computing tools for building and district energy design and operation. He did his dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley and at LBNL, where he created the GenOpt optimization program and the BuildOpt building simulation program and where he developed the first building energy optimization technique that provably converges to the optimal building design. He created various software for building energy simulation and optimization, including the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed, the Modelica Buildings library, and the GenOpt optimization program. He has been co-operation agent of IEA EBC Annex 60 and of the IBPSA Project 1. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Contributor Award of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), an IBPSA Fellow, a past president of IBPSA-USA, past Treasurer of IBPSA, a member of the board of directors of IBPSA and of the Modelica North America Users' Group, and a member of ASHRAE.
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
BS in Energy and Building Technologies, University of Applied Sciences at Luzern, Switzerland, 1995
International Building Performance Simulation Association , Member of Board of Directors
Modelica North America Users' Group , Member of Board of Directors
Modelica Association , Member
ASHRAE , Member
Journal and Editorial Board Memberships
Journal of Building Performance, Editorial Board
"A thermodynamic analysis of a novel bidirectional district heating and cooling network." Energy 144 (2018) 20 - 30. .
"Bidirectional low temperature district energy systems with agent-based control: Performance comparison and operation optimization." Applied Energy 209 (2018). 2001090. .
"Simplifications for hydronic system models in Modelica." Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2018). .
"Energy saving potential of a two-pipe system for simultaneous heating and cooling of office buildings." Energy and Buildings 134 (2017) 234 - 247. .
"Dynamic equation-based thermo-hydraulic pipe model for district heating and cooling systems." Energy Conversion and Management 151 (2017). 2001049. .
"A Tale of Three District Energy Systems: Metrics and Future Opportunities." 2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. 2016. .
"Hardware-in-the-Loop Co-simulation of Distribution Grid for Demand Response." 19th Power Systems Computation Conference. Genoa, Italy, 2016. LBNL-1005928. .
"Equation-based languages – A new paradigm for building energy modeling, simulation and optimization." Energy and Buildings 117 (2015) 290-300. LBNL-1003383. .
"Modelica Buildings Library." (2015). LBNL-1002944. .
"Simulation Speed Analysis and Improvements of Modelica Models for Building Energy Simulation." (2015). LBNL-1002904. .
"Robust on-line fault detection diagnosis for HVAC components based on nonlinear state estimation techniques." Applied Energy 124 (2014) 156 - 166. .
"Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation." 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation 2013. LBNL-6413E. .
"Acceleration of the matrix multiplication of Radiance three phase daylighting simulations with parallel computing on heterogeneous hardware of personal computer." Journal of Building Performance Simulation (2013). LBNL-6461E. .
"Validation and Application of the Room Model of the Modelica Buildings Library." Proc. of the 9th International Modelica Conference 2012. LBNL-5932E. .
"A framework for simulation-based real-time whole building performance assessment." Building and Environment 54 (2012) 100-108. 0360-1323. .
"Responsive and Intelligent Building Information and Control for Low-Energy and Optimized Grid Integration." ACEEE 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, August 12-17, 2012. Pacific Grove, CA, 2012. LBNL-5662E. .
Validation of the Window Model of the Modelica Buildings Library. 2012. LBNL-5735E. .
"Intelligent Building Energy Information and Control Systems for Low-Energy Operations and Optimal Demand Response." IEEE Design and Test of Computers 29.4 (2012) 8-16. LBNL-5894E. .
GenOpt Generic Optimization Program, User Manual, Version 3.1.0. Berkeley: Simulation Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011. .
"Acceleration of Radiance for Lighting Simulation by using Parallel Computing with OpenCL." 12th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2011). Sydney, Australia, 2011. p. 110-117. LBNL-5049E. .
"BACnet and Analog/Digital Interfaces of the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed." Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference 2011: p. 294-301. LBNL-5446E. .
BacNet and Analog/Digital Interfaces of the Building Controls Virtual Testbed. 2011. LBNL-5446E. .
"Modeling of Heat Transfer in Rooms in the Modelica "Buildings" Library." 12th Conference of International Building Performance Ssimulation Association 2011: 1096-1103. LBNL-5563E. .
"Real-time Building Energy Simulation using EnergyPlus and the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed." Proc. of the 12th IBPSA Conference 2011: p. 2890-2896. LBNL-5390E. .