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REHVA OCTOBER ARTICLE - POTENTIAL OF THE MPC HYBRIDGEOTABS CONCEPT FOR BUILDINGS: LIBEZNICE SCHOOL

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As a part of hybridGEOTABS project, Libeznice school is one of several demonstration cases that employs geothermal heat pump with Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS) combined with Model Predictive Control (MPC) algorithms for heating and cooling. Benefits and potential of such a system is presented in this article.

The whole October REHVA Journal can be downloaded here:

https://www.rehva.eu/rehva-journal/detail/05-2019

Libeznice school
This is an elementary school for 240 pupils in 8 class-rooms, which also serve as the premises for afterschool activities. The building is designed in an annular shape on  one floorwith an eccentric round atrium,  surrounded by a multifunctional foyer, integrating a corridor, children’s lockers and a common area. The annular shape is inspired by ourSolar System. The school’s cafeteria has a flexible layout allowing easy rearrangement, creating space for performances by the Elementary Art school, or lectures with film screening.
The building is called “Rondel” and represents our Solar System with the Sun in between and 8 planets around.