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/

HYBUILD exhibiting at CHILLVENTA – 16-18 Oct. 2018

HYBUILD will be present at Chillventa 2018, the International exhibition on Refrigeration, AC & ventilation,  and Heat Pumps, which will be held from 16-18 October 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.

The HYBUILD project will be present through the exhibition booth of AIT – the Austrian Institute of Technology . Get in touch with Gerwin Drexler-Schmid at the event to learn further about HYBUILD.

About Chillventa

First organized under the name of “Chillventa” in 2008, it is now one of the most important events in the world for refrigeration, ac & ventilation and heat pumps. 981 exhibitors and more than 30.000 visitors in 2016 speak a clear language. The very large international share of 67 % for exhibitors and 56 % for visitors also emphasizes Chillventa’s importance as global-leading exhibition.

  • 96% of the exhibitors reached their most important target groups.
  • 93% of the exhibitors made new business connections.
  • 87% expected noticeable follow-up business.
  • 63% of the exhibition visitors came from the European Union (including 43 % from Germany), 17 % from the rest of Europe, 15 % from Australia, Asia and Africa, and 6 % from America.

Further information at : https://www.chillventa.de/en

Solar Energy for Buildings: HYBUILD at EuroSun 2018

The HYBUILD work on dynamic simulation of the hybrid energy storage components developed in the project was presented at the EuroSun 2018  conference in Rapperswil, Switzerland, by CNR -ITAE, Valeria Palomba.

The EuroSun conference offers a platform to discuss the latest developments with leading solar energy experts as well as policy makers and industry representatives. Further information available at : http://www.eurosun2018.org/ 

The future of energy storage at SP18: final workshop report

The “future of energy storage” workshop was organised on June 27th 2018 in the context of the International conference Sustainable Places 2018 with the aim to benchmark the progress of six projects supported by the European Commission which are focused on the development of innovative energy storage solutions.

Participating projects were:

  • HYBUILD – Hybrid Energy Storage for Buildings (H2020 – 768824)
  • SCORES – Self Consumption Of Renewable Energy by hybrid Storage systems (H2020 – 766464)
  • TESSe2b – Thermal Energy Storage Systems for Energy Efficient Buildings (H2020 – 680555)
  • CREATE – Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage (H2020 – 680450)
  • E2VENT – Energy Efficient Ventilated Façades for Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange enabling low energy architectural concepts for the refurbishment of existing buildings (H2020 – 637261)
  • STORY– Added value of STORage in distribution sYstems (H2020 – 646426) 

Read the full workshop report here :  SP18_HYBUILD-Workshop_Minutes