The HYBUILD project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 768824.
HYBUILD aims at developing cost-effective and environmental-friendly solutions, while ensuring comfort conditions in residential buildings located in two different climates: Mediterranean climate where cooling is critical; and Continental climate where a stronger focus is put on heating demand.
Methodology and objectives
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.
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.
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.
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.
WP9 – Coordination
The overall objective of this WP is to ensure an efficient and professional management and coordination of the project.
- COMSA CORPORACIÓN
- Universitat de Lleida
- CNR – ITAE
- Austrian Institute of Technology
Start date: 1 October 2017 - End date: 30 September 2021