Michael Wetter is a Computational Scientist in the Simulation Research Group. His research includes integrating building performance simulation tools into the research process, as well as their use for design and operation of buildings. 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 is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Contributor Award of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), the president of IBPSA-USA, a member of the board of directors of IBPSA, and a member of ASHRAE.
Recent developments of the Modelica Buildings library for building energy and control systems In the 8th International Modelica Conference. Dresden, Germany, 2011.
A comparison of global optimization algorithms with standard benchmark functions and real-world applications using EnergyPlus." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 3, no. 2 (2010): 103-120. "
Co-simulation for performance prediction of integrated building and HVAC systems - An analysis of solution characteristics using a two-body system." Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 18, no. 7 (2010): 957-970. "
Development and Testing of Model Predictive Control for a Campus Chilled Water Plant with Thermal Storage In 2010 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Asilomar, California, USA: Omnipress, 2010.
A Modelica-based model library for building energy and control systems In Proceedings of the 11th IBPSA Conference. Glasgow, Scotland, 2009.
An implementation of co-simulation for performance prediction of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings In Proc. of the 11th IBPSA Conference. Glasgow, Scotland, 2009.
Co-simulation of innovative integrated HVAC systems in buildings." Journal of Building Performance Simulation 2, no. 3 (2009): 209-230. "
Generic Optimization Program User Manual Version 3.0.0. Vol. 113., 2009.
Modelica Library for Building Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems." In 7th International Modelica Conference., 2009. "
Modelica Library for Building Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems In Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference. 44th ed. Vol. 43. Como, Italy, 2009.