Model developed



The Building and Energy Simulation, Optimization and Surrogate (BESOS) model can encompass from individual buildings to districts and entire cities with a user-defined, flexible time scale (typical: hourly reporting for a year).


policy choices concerning the built environment and transportation, electricity grid policies, integrated building and energy systems analysis, control system design and planning, coupling building simulation, energy hub, optimization and machine learning

Key Inputs

weather data, building data (idf files), user defined

Key Outputs

building energy properties, hourly behaviour of buildings, optimal grid connection options

Registered developers

Gaëlle FaureUniversity of Victoria
Theo ChristiaanseUniversity of Victoria
Ralph EvinsUniversity of Victoria