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BuildSysPro: a Modelica library for modelling buildings and energy systems

Gilles Plessis
EnerBaT – EDF R&D, Site des Renardières, Moret sur Loing CEDEX, FRANCE

Aurélie Kæmmerlen
EnerBaT – EDF R&D, Site des Renardières, Moret sur Loing CEDEX, FRANCE

Amy Lindsay
EnerBaT – EDF R&D, Site des Renardières, Moret sur Loing CEDEX, FRANCE

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Published in: Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 96:122, s. 1161-1169

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Published: 2014-03-10

ISBN: 978-91-7519-380-9

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper presents the BuildSysPro Modelica library developed by the department of Energy in Buildings and Territories (EnerBaT) of EDF R&D. After a description of the library’s structure and content; BESTEST validation results and a use case are presented.

This library is designed to be used in several contexts including building physics research; global performance evaluation; technology development and impact assessment. It is also a basis for urban and building stock simulation. BuildSysPro is intended for a relatively large audience ranging from R&D scientists to building services engineers.

BuildSysPro contains classes to describe the whole building and its energy systems including envelope components; HVAC systems and other energy conversion devices (DHW; thermal and photovoltaic panels…) and boundary conditions models. The models are designed for static and dynamic use; and for the representation of 0D/1D pure thermal and fluid dynamics. BuildSysPro in its current version contains around 380 models and 130 functions.


Modelica library; Building; Dynamic simulation; Numerical validations; Energy system


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