First, some background information:
EnergyPlus is an advanced building energy simulation software developed by LBNL. It can be run in closed-loop with Matlab using the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB).
The Brower Center is a green office building located at the corner of Oxford and Allston. It uses radiant slab systems to facilitate building temperature.
Now, the actual project description:
We are currently in the process of finalizing an EnergyPlus model of the Brower Center for HVAC simulation. The goal is to run experiments of our MPC in closed-loop with the EnergyPlus model to assess its performance. The undergraduate student will be responsible for running these tests and reporting the data in a clear and concise manner.
Recommended Coursework: E7, ME132, basic knowledge of optimization
Required Skills: Matlab
Recommended Skills: Ptolemy, EnergyPlus
Hours per week: 8
Length of Project: 1 semester