Chapter 8. Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Office of Building Technologies of the U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

Special thanks go to Prof. Edward A. Lee and Christopher Brooks from the University of California at Berkeley for their support in integrating the BCVTB functionality into the Ptolemy II software, and implementing the Functional Mock-up Unit for co-simulation import interface in the BCVTB.

We thank:

  • Timothy P. McDowell from Thermal Energy System Specialists (TESS) for the implementation of the TRNSYS interface.

  • Pieter-Jan Hoes and Roel Loonen from the Technical University of Eindhoven for the implementation of the ESP-r interface.

  • Andrew McNeil from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for providing the Radiance example.

  • Rui Zhang from Carnegie Mellon for her contributions to the Windows configuration and the EnergyPlus 3.1 upgrade.

  • Zhengwei Li from the Georgia Institute of Technology for the implementation of the BACnet interface.

  • Gregor Henze, Charles Corbin, Anthony Florita and Peter May-Ostendorp from the University of Colorado at Boulder for their contributions to the MATLAB interface and the EnergyPlus 3.0 upgrade.