Simulation Tools

Simulation Tools

Energy Technologies Area (ETA) researchers develop whole-building energy simulation software programs that allow architects and building engineers to design or retrofit buildings for maximum energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

Programs developed by our researchers include the following:

ETA's Simulation Research Group is leading, with RWTH Aachen, the International Energy Agency's Annex 60, which is developing new-generation computational tools for building and community energy systems based on the Modelica and Functional Mockup Interface standards.

With China's Tsinghua University, we are also leading the IEA EBC Annex 66: definition and simulation of occupant behavior in buildings. Our behavior research focuses on energy-related occupant behavior, using advanced data analytics, modeling, and simulation to reduce energy use in buildings and improve occupant comfort.