As a variety of coupling scenarios are possible; this paper provides users with guidance on what coupling may be best suited for their application. Furthermore; the paper illustrates how tools can be integrated into a building management system to support the operation of buildings. These tools may be a design model that is used for real-time performance monitoring; a fault detection and diagnostics algorithm; or a control sequence; each of which may be exported as a Functional Mock-up Unit and made available in a building control systems as an input/output block. We anticipate that this capability can contribute to bridging the observed performance gap between design and operational energy use of buildings.
Keywords: Co-simulation; Functional Mock-up Interface; Building Management System; NiagaraAX
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