Michael Wetter

Michael Wetter
Computational Staff Scientist/Engineer
(510) 486-6990

Michael Wetter is a Staff Scientist at LBNL. His research includes new generation computing tools for building and district energy design and operation. 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 has been co-operation agent of IEA EBC Annex 60 and of the IBPSA Project 1. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Contributor Award of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), an IBPSA Fellow, a past president of IBPSA-USA, past Treasurer of IBPSA, a member of the board of directors of IBPSA and of the Modelica North America Users' Group, and a member of ASHRAE.

Publications

2013

2012

2011

Wetter, Michael. GenOpt Generic Optimization Program, User Manual, Version 3.1.0. Berkeley: Simulation Research Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 2011.
Zuo, Wangda, Andrew McNeil, Michael Wetter, and Eleanor S Lee. "Acceleration of Radiance for Lighting Simulation by using Parallel Computing with OpenCL." 12th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (Building Simulation 2011). Sydney, Australia, 2011. p. 110-117. LBNL-5049E.

2008

Wetter, Michael, and Philip Haves. "A Modular Building Controls Virtual Test Bed for the Integration of Heterogeneous Systems." SimBuild 2008, July 30-August 1. Berkeley, CA, 2008. LBNL-650E.