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Michael Galler (Fed)

Michael A. Galler is a mechanical engineer in the Mechanical Systems and Controls Group of the Energy and Environment Division (EED) of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mr. Galler is currently working for the Mechanical Systems & Controls Group on the Cybernetic Building Systems project, where his duties include expanding and improving the VirtualCybernetic Building Testbed (VCBT), the HVAC-Cxcommissioning software, the HVACSIM+simulation program, the BACnet Data Source (BDS), and the BACnet Communications DLL (BCD). Mr. Galler previously supported the Visual Test Shell (VTS) and BISACS projects. Mr. Galler is the Principal Investigator for the VCBT project, and is founder of the ASHRAE MTG for Cybersecurity, past Chair and a voting member on ASHRAE TC 1.5, and a voting member of SGPC 36. Mr. Galler was involved in the Appliance Program, where he had direct involvement in test procedure development for clothes washers.

Mr. Galler previously worked in the Organic Materials group of BFRL, where his work included a computer model of the photolytic degradation of polymers and the preparation of reflectance samples of varying roughness.

Mr. Galler earned a Masters Degree in Materials Science at the University of Maryland at College Park under the supervision of Dr. Mohammed Al-Sheikhly. His Masters thesis concerned the 3-D modeling of the settling and packing of ellipsoids, a topic of relevance to many fields of study.


Users Guide to the HVACSIM+ Configuration Tool

Michael A. Galler
HVACSIM+ (HVAC SIMulation PLUS other systems) was introduced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1985 as a computer simulation tool

Retro-Commissioning a Performing Arts Center using HVAC-Cx

Natascha S. Milesi-Ferretti, Michael A. Galler, Steven T. Bushby, Robert Leader, J. M. Whitcomb, David W. Rush
This paper presents the use of a semi-automated commissioning tool for the energy retro-commissioning of the Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College in

Users Guide to the NIST Data Alignment Tool V1.0

Michael A. Galler
The Data Alignment Tool (DAT) was built to assist with the analysis of data used in testing Fault Detection and Diagnostics (FDD) tools and building
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 15, 2021