Michael Wetter

Michael Wetter

Simulation Research Group
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road MS 90R3147
Berkeley CA 94720
Office Location: 90-3148B
(510) 486-6990

Michael Wetter is a Computational Scientist in the Simulation Research Group. His research includes integrating building performance simulation tools into the research process, as well as their use for design and operation of buildings. He did his dissertation at the University of California at Berkeley and at LBNL, where he created the GenOpt optimization program and the BuildOpt building simulation program and where he developed the first building energy optimization technique that provably converges to the optimal building design. He created various software for building energy simulation and optimization, including the Building Controls Virtual Test Bed, the Modelica Buildings library, and the GenOpt optimization program. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Contributor Award of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), the president of IBPSA-USA, a member of the board of directors of IBPSA, and a member of ASHRAE.


2004, PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
1995, BS Energy and Building Technologies, University of Applied Sciences at Luzern, Switzerland

This publications database is an ongoing project, and not all Division publications are represented here yet.




Nouidui, Thierry Stephane, Michael Wetter, and Wangda Zuo. Functional Mock-Up Unit Import in EnergyPlus For Co-Simulation In 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation. Chambery, France, 2013. Download: PDF (1.51 MB)


Piette, Mary Ann, Jessica Granderson, Michael Wetter, and Sila Kiliccote. "Responsive and Intelligent Building Information and Control for Low-Energy and Optimized Grid Integration." In ACEEE 2012 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Pacific Grove, CA, 2012. Download: PDF (2.98 MB)
Nouidui, Thierry Stephane, Kaustubh Phalak, Wangda Zuo, and Michael Wetter. Validation and Application of the Room Model of the Modelica Buildings Library In Proc. of the 9th International Modelica Conference. Munich, Germany, 2012. Download: PDF (971.39 KB)

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