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Project Description

Denmark is one of the leading countries in terms of sustainable energy sources, smart grids, and innovative district heating systems – with an expressed goal of maintaining this position in the future. The Center for Energy Informatics (CEI) has rapidly acquired an extensive expertise in modeling, optimization and control of technologies within these topics over the last number of years. Such a progress would not be possible without a solid collaboration with international leaders in these fields.


IBPSA Project 1 “BIM/GIS and Modelica framework for building and community energy system design and operation” is the first project conducted under the umbrella of the International Building Performance Simulation Association. The project aim is to create open-source software that builds the basis of next generation computing tools for the design and operation of building and district energy and control systems.


The project builds upon the knowledge and tools developed within IEA Annex 60 (that CEI took part in) and focuses on the development of open-source, standardized, and flexible building and district heating modeling tools based on Modelica. The capabilities of the tools are to be demonstrated through real live applications that are enabled through Modelica and the Functional Mock-Up Interface (FMI).

Project Summary
Project period January 1. 2019 to August 31. 2021
Total budget DKK 800.640
Funding agency EUDP
Organization Managing the Project SDU Center for Energy Informatics
SDU project manager Christian T. Veje


Last Updated 06.01.2023