Work plan

The HYBUILD project work plan is formed by 9 Work Packages (WPs) as follows :

  • WP1 – KPIs: Building and system requirements

This WP aims at describing the application contexts and the requirements of the system. The contexts will be described according to a broad approach: climates, buildings and uses. The requirements will be proposed integrating technical, regulation and certifications issues. Finally, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) will be defined in order to ensure a proper assessment of the impact of the solutions, as a function of the various cases of application. The information already made available by the EeB roadmap and the Renewable Heating Cooling platform will serve as a reference and guidelines for the definition of the KPI.

  • WP2 – Core components and modules design

The main objective of this work package is the design, realization, and testing of the core components/modules of the two hybrid storage systems. This includes the development of the adsorber/desorber, evaporator and condenser to be applied in the sorption thermal storage, the high-density latent thermal storage for both systems, and the DC controller coupled with the compression HP and the electrical storage. Each component will be designed through detailed numerical simulation and experimental analysis on small scale proof-of-concepts.

  • WP3 – Hybrid storage sub-systems

The main objective of this work package is the development and realization of the hybrid storage sub-systems both for Mediterranean and Continental climates. The Mediterranean one is primarily meant for providing cooling energy and domestic hot water (DHW). It comprises a DC powered compression HP coupled to a high efficiency sorption storage module and a low temperature latent storage. The Continental one is primarily meant for heating during winter and the generation of DHW. It comprises a DC powered compression HP and a high density latent storage. Both (sub-)systems will be integrated in a lab scale simulated thermal environment using industrial process control systems (PCS) and used as a pilot for extensive testing, analysis and optimization under simulated realistic thermal and electrical load scenarios.

  • WP4 – Smart control and System integration

The main purpose of this WP is to design and develop a Smart and Intelligent Control environment, which will manage and drive the final building system. The system will be capable of running concurrently different operation scenarios in order to select the optimum mix of controls and system components to be actuated for minimizing energy consumption guaranteeing internal environment healthy conditions.

  • WP5 – LCA, LCC and standardization

This WP addresses the studies related to the economic and environmental impact of the HYBUILD results (and building components designed from a life cycle approach). The Life Cycle standpoint provides a broader perspective and refers to the notion that a fair, holistic assessment requires the environmental and economic evaluation of raw material production, manufacture, distribution, use and end-of-life including all intervening transportation steps necessary or caused by products existence. This global approach is the path to get the best eco-efficient solution, identifying possible improvements to goods and services in the form of lower environmental impact and lower economical cost across all life cycle stages.

  • WP6 – Demonstration and evaluation

The main objective of this WP is to demonstrate the performance of HYBUILD system developed in France, Spain and Cyprus demo sites with the objectives to execute and lead a detailed monitoring and metering program; to install and commission the whole system designed and developed; to assess the performance of the of system in the building context in near life operation; to evaluate the accordance of the solutions both in real and virtual cases; and to identify discrepancies between forecasted performance and actual results.

The complete the demonstration actions for further replication frameworks in real environments, specifically in residential building, a set of simulations will be performed by the implementation of the whole system at model level. A simulation based process will be done to establish comparisons in terms of energy consumption and indoor comfort before and after the installation.

  • WP7 – Dissemination and exploitation

WP7 will design and carry out the dissemination activities of the project.
Moreover, this WP will shape and posture the project foreground for sustainable long-term impact in a structured and systematic way. In doing so, the WP will foster a “culture of innovation,” “entrepreneurial spirit,” and “business mindset” into the project as suggested by Exploitation Strategy Seminars provided by the Innovation Platform of RTD-NMP. WP7 will receive as input the results, knowledge, know-how and foreground from all WP activities for consideration of the exploitation potential. WP7 will provide as output exploitation oriented dissemination to targeted stakeholders, exploitation measures in the form of business and replication plans for the partners to use to facilitate exploitation post project and decision making software to promote post project uptake.

  • WP8 – Communication

The main objective of this work package is to make the results of the project known to the appropriate user communities and stakeholders across Europe and beyond. To achieve this, the appropriate information materials for each stakeholder target will be developed. And actions to promote the adoption of the proposal concept by the different stakeholders will be organized. At the same time, this WP will develop and implement a strategy to ensure European-wide and international stakeholder and industry engagement with HYBUILD. Stakeholders will include representatives from researcher organisations, policy makers, industry and civil society organisations, NGOs, and citizens.

  • WP9 – Coordination

The overall objective of this WP is to ensure an efficient and professional management and coordination of the project.