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

Introducing Municipality of Aglantzia

HYBUILD is a group of 21 partners from 9 countries. Every month, a new HYBUILD partner is introduced in our Blog section. Today, Aglantzia, a urban municipality situated in the central part of Cyprus near the country’s capital Nicosia.

Situation, activities, point of interests

The history of Aglantzia dates back as far as 3888 B.C., but the Municipality itself was founded in May 1986. The Municipality of Aglantzia is located near  Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It is an indigenous municipality with an area of ​​31 square kilometers, of which 14 are agricultural land (occupied by Turkish troops since 1974).

Aglantzia has made much advancement during the last few years. Being spread out in the Greater Nicosia area, Aglantzia still has a great development potential and, thanks to her large green spaces, it is justifiably called the green municipality of Cyprus. The residential area of Aglantzia is located on the highest altitude in Nicosia and the city of Aglantzia combines old with new buildings, as well as a unique renovated historic center.

During this time, in a spirit of understanding and cooperation and for the sole purpose of the progress and development of the Municipality, the Mayor and the Municipal Councils succeeded in accomplishing an important work that changed the face of Aglantzia.

The town has a population of 23,000 and its economy is mainly based on the Services sector (The University of Cyprus, the National television and many banks have major offices in Aglantzia). Aglantzia has been working for several years in European projects, mainly in the field of intelligent energy and Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Μr Charalambos Petrides was elected Mayor of Aglantzia in 2016 elections.

Key annual events of the municipality include:

  • Aglantzia Festival (various cultural events),
  • Aglantzia Jazz Festival ,
  • Carnival Parade

Key points of interest include:

  • National Forest Park of Athalassa,
  • the “Skali” Cultural Centre,
  • the Campus of the University of Cyprus.

Aglantzia has innovative activities in the following areas:

  • e-government,
  • intelligent energy,
  • cultural activities,
  • efficient waste management  “Pay  as you throw”,
  • reviving old city center etc.


Role of the municipality in HYBUILD

HYBUILD’s hybrid storage systems will be used to upgrade facilities in existing buildings in three different demo sites. One of the project applications will be implemented by the Municipality of Aglantzia in cooperation with FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy of the University of Cyprus and other partners. The proposed system will be installed on a vernacular dwelling located in the historic core of Aglantzia, which will be used as a Renewable Energy and smart solutions Center by the municipality with the support of the University of Cyprus. Particular emphasis will be placed on the preservation of the building’s cultural heritage values and on the assessment of innovative technologies’ contribution to the rehabilitation of historic buildings and settlements.

Key staff involved in HYBUILD

Mrs. Athena Yiannaka (MSc, EUREM) received her Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the People’s Friendship University of Russia in 1986, and remained there until 1989 to complete an extended postgraduate research project focused on the development of novel concrete and cement technologies under the guidance of Prof. Tamara Nikolayievna Akimova. Shortly after, she returned to Cyprus to join the Technical Department of the Municipality of Aglantzia. She was promoted to Executive Engineer in 2008. In 2011, she was also appointed a formal member of the scientific advisory board for the consolidation and modernization of governmental policies and building regulations in accordance to EU legislation, for the Ministry of Internal-Affairs. She is a certified European Energy Manager (EUREM) and currently holds the position of Municipal Energy Manager. In addition, Athena is active member of the Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) and the Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers (CYACE), conducting lectures and seminars on governmental policies for building regulations, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency for various professional organizations.

Mrs Antigone Hadjigeorgiou (FCCA) completed her exams for the ACCA in June 2000. She became a Member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) in October 2000 and Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants Cyprus (ICPAC) since March 2001. During her career had the chance to work in various fields of the sector such as accounting services, monitoring Financial Information in IPO of Public Companies in the Cyprus Stock Exchange and has a significant knowledge of the Public Sector in Cyprus and particular Public Procurement Processes according to EU Legislation. She was appointed as Municipal Treasurer of Aglantzia Municipality in March 2009 and since then she is the Head of the Financial Services of the organization. She has knowledge in variety subjects of the department such as budgeting, preparation of financial statements, invoicing and receipts and various financial matters. She is a hard-working person and likes challenges. She has many interests including arts, architecture, theatre and sports.

Mrs Andri Vitsaidou is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens receiving
the degree of MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is a member of the professional body ETEK. Following that she has received further specializations as follows:
2017-2017: Project Management Certificate, New Skills Academy
2016 – 2016: Event Management, Blue Mountain Training Solutions
2015 – 2015: Garden Design and Maintenance Diploma, New Skills Academy Also, she has received lessons in interior design and lighting design.
Since 2010 she is employed by the Aglantzia Municipality as a Municipality Officer covering the areas of IT, conflict resolution, open school, volunteering work and Monitoring City Council decisions.