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Michaël Kummert
Ir. (ULB, Bruxelles); M.Sc. and Ph.D. (FUL-ULg, Liège)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Modeling, control and optimization of building energy systems ;
  • Heating and cooling for sustainable buildings and communities ;
  • Model Predictive Control (MPC) for building and community energy systems;
  • Renewable energy systems (solar thermal, photovoltaic, ground-source heat pumps) ;
  • Hybrid energy systems in the built environment ;
  • Cooling plants for data centers and mission-critical facilities
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1001 Construction engineering and management
  • 2100 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
  • 2303 Other sources of energy (solar, wind, etc.)
  • 2509 Control systems

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Zhang, K. & Kummert, M. (2021). Evaluating the impact of thermostat control strategies on the energy flexibility of residential buildings for space heating. Building Simulation, 14 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s12273-020-0751-x
Journal article
Neale, A., Kummert, M. & Bernier, M. (2020). Development of a stochastic virtual smart meter data set for a residential building stock - methodology and sample data. Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 13(5), 583-605. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/19401493.2020.1800096
Journal article
Brideau, S.A., Beausoleil-Morrison, I. & Kummert, M. (2020). Effects of controls and floor construction of radiant floor heating systems for residential application with high variability of solar gains. Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 26(4), 524-540. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/23744731.2020.1715251
Journal article
Kathirgamanathan, A., Pean, T., Zhang, K., De Rosa, M., Salom, J., Kummert, M. & Finn, D.P. (2020). Towards standardising market-independent indicators for quantifying energy flexibility in buildings. Energy and Buildings, 220, 16 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110027

Teaching

  • MEC8254 (form. MEC4240) Building Mechanical Systems
  • MEC8370 (form. MEC4000) Design project in building mechanical/energy systems
  • MEC6214 Solar energy and applications
  • ENE6510 Building Energy Modeling
  • MEC6216 Geothermal systems and applications

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Ph.D. Thesis (5)

    • Letellier-Duchesne, S. (2019). Planning and Integrated Design of Urban Heat-Sharing Networks (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/4136/
    • Zhang, K. (2018). Model Predictive Control of Building Systems for Energy Flexibility (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/3550/
    • Delisle, V. (2016). Experimental Performance Characterization and Modeling of Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems for Integration in High Performance Residential Buildings (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2231/
    • D'Avignon, K. (2015). Modeling and Experimental Validation of the Performance of Phase Change Material Storage Tanks in Buildings (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1973/
    • Delcroix, B. (2015). Modeling of Thermal Mass Energy Storage in Buildings with Phase Change Materials (Ph.D. Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1820/
  • Master's Thesis (10)

    • Leroy, L. (2020). Modelling Neighborhood-Scale Energy Scenarios (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/5206/
    • Strugala, G. (2020). Experimental Testing and Modelling of Variable Capacity Air-to-Air Heat Pumps (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/5285/
    • Beurcq, C. (2019). Control Strategies for Standing Column Wells in a Cold Climate (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/3916/
    • Saidi, H. (2019). Modélisation de pompes à chaleur à multiple compresseurs (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/3880/
    • St-Onge, G. (2018). Variable Capacity Mini-Split Air Source Heat Pump Model for TRNSYS (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/3692/
    • Maltais Larouche, S. (2016). Détection de faute automatique dans les systèmes solaires thermiques basée sur la vérification de règles et la simulation (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/2092/
    • Quintana, H. (2013). A practical approach to model predictive control (MPC) for solar communities (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/1146
    • Allard, Y. (2012). Mesure et vérification du rendement et simulations calibrées d'un bâtiment résidentiel net zéro énergie Étude de cas: Abondance Montréal (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/851
    • Jost, R. (2012). Developing a run-time coupling between ESP-r and TRNSYS (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/978
    • Courchesne Tardif, A. (2011). Conception et optimisation de systèmes énergétiques hybrides pour communautés durables (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from https://publications.polymtl.ca/720

News about Michaël Kummert

NEWS | December 2, 2020
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NEWS | January 19, 2018
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