Building Simulation & Design
The Building Simulation & Design Group performs energy simulation, tool development, and workflow automation for energy policy impact analyses and integrative building design processes. The group's capabilities include: large-scale parametric building energy modeling; prototype building model development; data-driven design, validation, and verification of lighting and other electrical systems; and tool development for building performance evaluation and code compliance.
The Building Systems Group provides building and lighting science and engineering expertise for technology integration and performance validation for energy and water use at buildings and sites. The group's capabilities include: energy and water system performance evaluation methods for buildings and sites; approaches to optimize and manage energy and water use in buildings; technology testing and validation in lab and operational settings; and lighting science research and systems integration.
Economics, Policy & Institutional Support
The Economics, Policy & Institutional Support Group offers energy system transformation and market transformation for advanced technologies through policy, analysis, and modeling, and deployment support. The group's capabilities include: institutional change support for federal and non-federal operations; policy alternatives and impact analysis; and economic analysis and valuation methodologies.
Optimization and Control
The Optimization and Control Group develops methods, algorithms, and software tools for controlling and optimizing energy systems to enhance their reliability, resilience, and efficiency. The group's capabilities include: predictive analytics and learning-based control; distributed control and coordination; system-level optimization coupled with high-performance computing platforms; and scalable software applications that enable verification and validation of control system design.