HYBUILD Stakeholder advisory board – Deliverable released

HYBUILD Deliverable 7.6 – Stakeholder Advisory Board (SHAB) – is now available to download.

The HYBUILD Stakeholder Advisory Board (SHAB) is a group of external experts which will be involved throughout the project in order to provide guidance and strategic advices for the progress of the research conducted in the project.

The HYBUILD SHAB is formed by the following five experts:

HYBUILD Flipbook – Deliverable released

HYBUILD Deliverable 7.3 – Flipbook – is now available to download.

The purpose of this report is to describe the HYBUILD Flipbook, an online magazine which supports HYBUILD watch activities in the area of innovative solutions for energy storage.

Flipboard is a news aggregator and social network aggregation company. Its software, also known as Flipboard, was first released in July 2010. It aggregates content from social media, news feeds, photo sharing sites and other websites, presents it in magazine format, and allows users to “flip” through the articles, images and videos being shared.

A dedicated HYBUILD Flipboard magazine was created for the project.

The HYBUILD Flipboard magazine is accessible at: http://flip.it/5yVsa7

HYBUILD Internal and external communication strategy – Deliverable released

HYBUILD Deliverable 8.1 – Internal and external communication strategy – is now available to download.

HYBUILD communication activities aim at demonstrating that hybrid energy storage solutions are a key component in providing flexibility and supporting renewable energy integration in the energy system and can efficiently contribute to the decarbonisation of buildings.

The HYBUILD communication strategy identifies, organises and defines the promotion of project objectives and results and as such it is integral to meeting the overall aim of the project.

The main concept which underpins the HYBUILD communication strategy is to exploit the full potential of the large HYBUILD consortium of 21 partners. Most partners already have well- established online and physical communication presence and through that, they can produce a wide communication impact in Europe and / or in their own country, and they can contribute to quickly raise awareness about the HYBUILD project, its objectives, and its outcomes.

HYBUILD Data Management Plan (DMP) – Deliverable released

HYBUILD Deliverable D8.2 – Data Management Plan – is now available to download.

This report is an initial Data Management Plan (DMP) which outlines how data are collected or generated by the HYBUILD project, in terms of how it will be organized, stored, and shared. It specifies which data will be open access and which will be confidential within the consortium, as far as it is possible to do so at this stage.

Open access (OA) is understood as the free, online provision of re-useable scientific information to other users. There are many good reasons to make the data and findings from publically funded research openly available to the research community, the commercial sector and civil society. Much of the data gathered by the project is for the purpose of project management and delivery rather than new knowledge creation; it is therefore likely that much of the data is categorised as confidential (Consortium). However, the project will seek to openly disseminate its research findings, except in cases where there are defined exploitable outcomes, privacy concerns or there will be a high administrative burden for a dataset of limited worth to other users.

The initial HYBUILD DMP highlights that the most significant datasets identified are the Life Cycle Assessment results of the HYBUILD system (Task 5.1) and the energy performance results of the overall system (Task 6.4). It is these data that will validate the impact of the project and the conclusions drawn in scientific publications that arise. It is intended that where possible these data will be made available through open access repositories.

HYBUILD Smart System Algorithm – Deliverable released

HYBUILD Deliverable 4.1 – Smart System Algorithms – is now available to download

Dynamic simulations of thermal and electric systems integrated into the building could become fundamental for analysis of complex systems. Especially when dealing with storages, both thermal and electric, static calculations are not enough for studying all the involved effects. Moreover, the influence that one technology’s behaviour has on the whole system can be analysed if all the parts of a system are simulated together. For these reasons, this report presents the modular structure used for developing the simulation environment where each component and sub-system of the HYBUILD integrated solution constitutes a module, building included. This approach allows for updating a sub-system numerical model, to develop the whole layout model before designing all the parts, or to replace a component/sub-system without losing the already created connections.

This report presents the sub-systems and core components numerical models as defined in the GA, developed within the project and used in the proposed systems layouts.

HYBUILD modular flow sheet simulation of the hybrid (sub-)system – Deliverable released

HYBUILD Deliverable 3.1 – Modular flow sheet simulation of the hybrid (sub-)system is now available to download.

This report provides a comprehensive description of the simulation models for dynamic flowsheet simulations of the HYBUILD hybrid sub-systems. The presented models are our tools to develop and design the individual components on the one hand and the detailed schemes of the sub-systems on the other hand. In this report, we show how connections of individual developed components to sub-systems with basic control strategies are realized and discuss them with the aid of typical examples. By means of lab-scale experiments in WP2 and WP3, the presented models will be validated in the upcoming months. Figure 1 shows a Mediterranean – and Figure 2 shows a Continental-type hybrid sub-system realized in the Dymola/Modelica environment.

HYBUILD Dissemination and exploitation plan released

HYBUILD Deliverable 7.1 – Dissemination and Exploitation plan is now available to download.

HYBUILD Dissemination and Exploitation is an ongoing dialogue with potential users during the project, more especially with the relevant stakeholders’ groups specifically interested in the project outcomes, which include professionals (designers, ICT installers, energy advisors), construction and engineering companies, manufacturers (ICT, BMS, storage, thermal equipment), building owners/facility managers, government, municipalities (building and energy regulators, standardization bodies), academia, scientific community, and the general public.

The HYBUILD dissemination strategy identifies, organises and defines the public disclosure of the results of the project and as such it is integral to meeting the overall aim of the project. The idea is to take key external stakeholders through a three-stage process of awareness to understanding and ultimately to point where they are applying the HYBUILD innovative concepts and solutions for compact hybrid storage for low energy buildings.

Several dissemination actions including preparation and submission of scientific papers and organization of technical workshops have already been planned by the project partners for the first half of the project (until Month 24): these actions are detailed in the report.

The HYBUILD exploitation strategy aims at enabling an active use of the exploitable results created by the project to generate positive impacts. The methodology includes the identification of Exploitable Results (ERs), IPR background, market analysis and assessment for each of them, selection of an exploitation strategy and eventually implementation of this strategy. At the time of writing this report, 12 ERs have been identified and described by their ER manager(s). This includes for instance the HYBUILD integrated systems for both the Mediterranean and Continental climates (ER01 and ER02) as well as more specific components such as for instance the innovative DC bus controller solution for the heat pump market (ER03). This report also presents an updated individual exploitation plan for each of the 21 HYBUILD beneficiaries.

Introducing PINK, energy storage tanks designer and producer

HYBUILD is a group of 21 partners from 9 countries. Every month, a new HYBUILD partner is introduced in our Blog section. Today, PINK GmbH.

Pink – In a nutshell

The company Pink GmbH has years of experience in the field of designing and production of storage tanks, stainless steel hot water tanks and energy storage tanks. Additionally Pink is a specialist in the field of solar thermal systems and solar/thermally driven cooling. Another important business area are district heating systems. Pink developed a software tool to simulate district heating networks. This tool helps to design and optimize district heating systems.


Within HYBUILD we will develop a decentralized, pre-mounted, wall-integrated domestic-hot-water-storage system with optimized hydraulic and control. The aim is to achieve a high energy efficiency paired with maximum user comfort in combination with the heat-pump and latent storage system of the continental subsystem.

enerboxx® super-flat, invisible hot water storage system

Sample configuration within a multi family house

Get in touch

DI(FH) Werner Pink

Teamleading, R&D-management, Project-management

Long term experience in development of different kind of storage tank systems. Experience in national and international development projects.

DI Christian Halmdienst

Hydraulic system, control, test-bench

Excellent researcher in the field of hydraulic systems, developer of the simulation software for hydraulic grids “simplex” used in many commercial and development projects for system simulation and analyses. Expert in control systems (software) and responsible for the internal hydraulic test bench.

Ing. Wolfgang Schuller

Component design, manufacturing supervising.

Long term experience in design (CAD), production planning and supervising of tanks for various applications.

HYBUILD presented in a master class at EFINTEC – Barcelona

The H2020 project TESSe2b will be hosting on Thursday October 4th, 2018, a master class titled “Market innovation: New HVAC systems using Enhanced Thermal Energy Storage”, in the context of the EFINTEC 2018 exhibition & forum in Barcelona.

The HYBUILD project coordinator, Sergio Valentino Costa (COMSA), will be giving an overall presentation of the project with a focus on its key innovative components.

Three other related H2020 projects will be presenting here.

The event is open to the public. Registration available through this link.


EFINTEC exhibition and forum is directed at installation companies, distributors and maintenance professionals in the electric, thermal equipment, home renovation and renewable energy sectors.

Further information at http://www.efintec.es/