Data-driven city scale building simulation in Chile: A joint development between Kipus and LBNL
Kipus Technology Center at the University of Talca in Chile develops tools for building energy simulation www.kipus.cl/english/. This talk will provide an overview of buildings research in Chile and summarize two projects that Kipus and LBNL have been working together. One project is about using FlexLab for conducting experiments at Cell 3A for one month to collect data for testing the Kipus e3, a data-driven inverse modeling tool. The experiments included the use of CO2 trace method for calculating interzone airflows and the use of RTS method for estimating hourly thermal loads. Second project is the customization of LBNL´s CityBES tool for use in three Chilean cities. The customization and enhancement of CityBES has included: a preprocessing stage for categorizing the buildings into clusters in order to be represented by CitiBES prototypes, the development of a CityBES API and the customization of ECMs and GUI.
Carlos Torres Fuchslocher
Professor, University of Talca
Carlos Torres-Fuchslocher is Executive Director of KIPUS and assistant professor at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Talca, Chile. He has been Vice-Chancellor of Innovation and Vice-Chancellor of Reconstruction (after the earthquake in year 2010). Carlos Torres-Fuchslocher studied Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Chile and obtained his Dr. degree from the University of Leipzig in Germany.