A RestFUL API to control a smart grid-ready residential building modelled in Energy Plus

The objective of this work is to develop a building test environment that will allow comparing and benchmarking different control algorithms, storing the results in a database and display comparison benchmark graphs.

Building simulation software allows expert users to accurately evaluate the energy performances of buildings. Coupling a building simulation environment with an advanced control system requires additional and specialised knowledge of both control development and building simulation software modelling.

Simapi offer the possibility to validate and benchmark sophisticated control algorithms on detailed building software models with a reduced modelling experience and knowledge.