Controlling the power of the ground by integration

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Geothermal energy is limitless, ubiquitous and free at the point of use. When combined with the very high energy efficiency of TABS and application range of hybrid systems, it offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs in Europe, and reduce CO₂ emissions.


Renewable
heating and cooling


Applicable

across Europe

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Reduce
CO₂ Emissions

WHAT ARE GEOTABS AND MPC?

An innovative clean technology for energy efficient and healthy buildings is the combination of thermally activated building system (TABS), a ground heat exchanger and heat pump in between both systems (GEOTABS).

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  Our Training Curricula is available on YouTube We have completed our training sessions for public and professionals on hybridGEOTABS and systems. We shall be launching a specific Training Page on this website, but in the meantime you can download the slides for all of the following here: http://www.hybridgeotabs.eu/publications/presentations   The two set sof curricula are as follows: How to exploit hybridGEOTABS curriculum This training curriculum is targeting mainly business-oriented audiences organised in 5 modules - each of them covering a different topic - with a total duration of approximately 1hr 40min.   After the completion of this curriculum, attendees will be acquainted with hybridGEOTABS design principles and tools and understand the application of the hybridGEOTABS concept through real case studies. The curriculum also aims to familiarise the audience with the benefits that the developed systems could provide in a building, in terms of overall sustainability, IEQ, comfort and health. Additionally, they will become aware about the financial viability of the hybridGEOTABS concept and its suitability as a component in a smart city concept. No. TOPIC Description Duration Partner in charge G1 What is hybridGEOTABS? Introduction to the hybridGEOTABS concept and project 20 min UGent + BOY G2 hybridGEOTABS & comfort/health Impact of hybridGEOTABS systems on IEQ, comfort, productivity and health, incl. demonstration on the demo buildings 20 min DTU + MU G3 hybridGEOTABS & sustainability Presentation of the benefits of ’hybridGEOTABS from a sustainability point of view. Incl. demonstration buildings performance 20 min UGent G4 What you need to know about MPC! Introduction to MPC principles, design, and operational aspects 15 min KU Leuven G5 Costs and Benefits: People - Planet - Profit Market potential of hybridGEOTABS, including smartness and flexibility, LCC performance, CBA, PPP) 25 min EK G1-G5 recordings : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe1LoLGwAFXz29YbH2xKI8CvUlqepFJNS G1-G5 Slides and links: currently in publications/presentations section as downloads     How to design and operate hybridGEOTABS curriculum This training curriculum is organised in 9+1 modules - each of them covering a different topic - with a total duration of approximately 11 hours. After the completion of this curriculum, attendees will be able to comprehend the hybridGEOTABS concept and understand its main advantages and challenges, along with the functionalities and operation of the different system components, gaining some insights on the application of these systems in different types of buildings. Also, they will be able to learn how to use the hybridGEOTABS tool (including hands-on exercises in module 10) and assess its outcomes, by applying it on the pre-design phase of a project or conducting a feasibility study.  No. TOPIC Description Duration Partner in charge D1 What is hybridGEOTABS? Introduction to the hybridGEOTABS concept and project 30 min + 15 min UGent + BOY D2 hybridGEOTABS & comfort/health Impact of hybridGEOTABS systems on IEQ, comfort, productivity and health, incl. demonstration on the demo buildings 20 min DTU +MU D3 hybridGEOTABS & sustainability Presentation of the benefits of ’hybridGEOTABS from a sustainability point of view. incl. demonstration buildings performance 20 min UGent D4 hybridGEOTABS challenges for designers, hybridGEOTABS design methodology and tools for feasibility study and pre-design Design challenges, principles and guidelines. Explanation of design methodology and application of hybridGEOTABS webtool (Building Efficiency Calculator) 90 min   UGent + BOY D5 MPC for HVAC-engineers Introduction to MPC principles, design, and operation tailored for HVAC-designers 20 min KU Leuven D6 Geothermal borefield design Design and operation aspects of the geothermal borefield 35 min GEOTER D7 Geothermal heat pump design Design principles for hybridGEOTABS buildings 42 min VIESSMANN D8 Thermally activated building systems Design principles for hybridGEOTABS buildings and alternatives for renovation projects 41 min Uponor D9 Model predictive control Introduction to MPC and the developed control algorithms, demonstration of implementation into software and hardware, incl. demonstration buildings 120 min KU Leuven & EK D10 Modelica Crash Course Introduction to Modelica and Dymola simulation methods through practical exercises 180 min + exercise KU Leuven D1-D9 recordings : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe1LoLGwAFXz29YbH2xKI8CvUlqepFJNS D1-D9 Slides and links: currently in publications/presentations section as downloads D10 course details: https://agenda.kuleuven.be/en/content/modelica-crash-course      

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