Michael Wetter

Michael Wetter

Simulation Research
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

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Wetter, Michael. Simulation-Based Building Energy Optimization In Mechanical Engineering. Vol. Ph.D. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California, Berkeley, 2004.


Wetter, Michael, and Elijah Polak. A convergent optimization method using pattern search algorithms with adaptive precision simulation In Proceedings of the 8th IBPSA Conference, Edited by Godfried Augenbroe and Jan Hensen. Vol. III. Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2003.
Wetter, Michael, and Jonathan A. Wright. Comparison of a generalized pattern search and a genetic algorithm optimization method In Proc. of the 8th IBPSA Conference, Edited by Godfried Augenbroe and Jan Hensen. Vol. III. Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2003.


Wetter, Michael. GenOpt - A Generic Optimization Program In Proc. of the 7th IBPSA Conference, Edited by Roberto Lamberts, Cezar O. R. Negrão and Jan Hensen. Vol. I. Rio de Janeiro, 2001. Download: PDF (129.23 KB)

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