Building Controls Virtual Test Bed
The Building Controls Virtual Test Bed (BCVTB) is an open-source, freely available software that can link different simulation programs (EnergyPlus, Modelica, Radiance, MATLAB/Simulink) for co-simulation. It can also link these programs to Building Automation Systems and to databases for model-based operation.
The BCVTB facilitates:
- innovation in integrated building energy and controls systems,
- development of new controls algorithms, and
- formal verification of controls algorithms prior to deployment in a building in order to reduce commissioning time.