Energy Models for Campus Facilities

As the iCAP 2020 says, “Using information gathered from capital projects, faculty members and researchers can collaborate with F&S to develop a reference database of calibrated energy models for campus buildings. This might be the product of student classroom projects. The campus could then use these models to prioritize building retrofits and determine the preferred level of improvements (i.e., envelope versus mechanicals) for each building.” (Page 41).

There are energy models provided to Facilities & Services during the regular Capital Programs process, and there are students and researchers who work with energy models and create energy models.  In 2021, the Energy iCAP Team recommended that F&S and Professor Yun Yi in the School of Architecture work together to create additional energy models for campus buildings.

Building Modelling, System Evaluation, and Performance Analysis

Dr. Yun Kyu Yi and his team at RAL (Responsive Architecture Lab) collaborated with CEBD (Center for Environmental Building and Design) at the University of Pennsylvania, and UrbSys Lab at the University of Florida received a fund from the Daikin Open Innovation Lab Silicon Valley to research on Advanced Building Thermal Modeling. Project use machine learning and other inverse modeling technic to develop building energy model from Ecobee smart thermostat dataset.



TEAM PUBLISHED AND PRESENT PAPER IN Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 2022

Myung, Junyoung, and Yi, Y. K., “Architectural Survey for the National Register Using Computer Vision,” Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 2022 Annual International Conference, in Pittsburg, PA