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KU Leuven will be presenting at the Intelligent Buildings Operation Workshop in Boulder Colorado, Aug 7-9 2019 'Development and impact of a borefield controller model for Model Predictive Control’ Iago Cupeiro Figueroa, Damien Picard, Lieve Helsen This paper is result of collaboration within IBPSA Project 1, also supported by the hybridGEOTABS project ‘The strength of white-box model predictive control in buildings’ Filip Jorissen, Damien Picard, Lieve Helsen   ‘State estimation of control-oriented white-box models for buildings’ Jan Drgona, Iago Cupeiro Figueroa, Lieve Helsen          

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Join us for hybridGEOTABS Workshop at CLIMA2019, hosted by REHVA We are providing a Workshop on 28th May at CLIMA 2019 at the National Library of Romania. Workshop No.14 is from 1600-1730: Towards optimized performance, design and comfort in hybridGEOTABS buildings    Focusing on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Design Click here to read more about the workshop and its content Register here for CLIMA (REHVA members get 10% discount)

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Join us for hybridGEOTABS Training at CLIMA2019, hosted by REHVA We are providing Training on 28th May at 1000-1300: How to Design hybridGEOTABS Buildings' Components  Focusing on the optimal design of TABS, geothermal heat pumps & borefields Register here for CLIMA (REHVA members get 10% discount) Click here to read more about the course, training content and teachers. To verify your student status, you will be asked to provide us your student card directly at the course. Register

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hybridGEOTABS will be holding a Workshop "Towards optimised performance, design, and comfort in hybridGEOTABS buildings" at CLIMA 2019 on 28 May 1600-1730 at the National Library of Romania: Chair: Lieve Helsen, KULeuven Speakers: Lieve Helsen, KULeuven; Eline Himpe, UGent; Ongun Berk Kazanci, DTU; Qian Wang, Uponor/KTH; Wim Boydens, Boydens Engineering. Short description: HybridGEOTABS refers to the integration of GEOTABS (Geothermal heat pumps in combination with Thermally Activated Building Systems) with secondary heating and cooling systems. This technology offers huge potential to meet heating and cooling needs throughout Europe in a sustainable way, while providing a very comfortable conditioning of the indoor space. This workshop will discuss the effects of radiant heating and cooling systems on IEQ, as well as the proper design of hybridGEOTABS buildings. Read more about the full Workshop Description and about registering for the Workshop below:

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hybridGEOTABS will be holding a Training Course "How to design hybridGEOTABS buildings' components" at CLIMA 2019 at the National Library of Romania:   Course description hybridGEOTABS refers to the integration of geothermal heat pumps in combination with Thermally Activated Building Systems (GEOTABS) with secondary heating and cooling systems. Optimum energy management in these hybrid installations requires a model predictive control (MPC) which decides between different production sources and distribution systems.   This course deals with some specific components of hybridGEOTABS (hG) installations, presenting them in the context of the necessary holistic design:    optimised design of borehole fields,  optimised design of geothermal heat pumps, in relation with hG primary and secondary systems, optimised design of TABS  system management with model predictive control algorithms    Learning objectives Learn the key aspects of borehole design and how to integrate them in a complex HVAC system managed by control algorithms Learn the various design options available for heat-pump and how to choose them based on the system requirements Learn the key aspects of TABS design and how it relates with complementary distribution systems. Get an overview on MPC and its potential in hybridGEOTABS buildings   Teachers Hector Cano, Geoter Jan Hoogmartens, Viessmann Qian Wang, Uponor/KTH Lieve Helsen, KULeuven Duration 3 hours Click here to read more about the course, training content and teachers.

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hybridGEOTABS WSED 2019 workshop hybridGEOTABS will provide a Workshop at the European Energy Efficiency Conference 2019 on 28 February from 14:00 to 16:30, during the World Sustainable Energy Days 27 Feb - 1 Mar 2019 in Wels, Austria.   Register here to join our workshop “Geothermal heat pumps and thermally activated buildings”  on 28 February from 1400-1630 Geothermal heat pumps and thermally activated buildings : Organised in the context of the H2020 project hybridGEOTABS   The Workshop Agenda: Introduction The heat pump market – responsibilities and challenges Wim Boydens, EHPA/Boydens Engineering, Belgium   Decentralised storage: impact on renewable share in grids and buildings Anke Uytterhoeven, KULeuven, Belgium   Model predictive control for “HybridGeotabs” Lukas Ferkl, Energoklastr, Czech Republic   Geothermal applications Hector Cano, Geoter, Spain   Heat pump design Gert Dewandeleer, Nathan, Belgium-The Netherlands   Designing a “HybridGeotabs” building Anne Caminade, Lemon Consult, Switzerland   Value propositions of “hybridGEOTABS” buildings Suleyman Dag, Uponor, Finland   Discussion: Challenges for market deployment and policy support  Chair: Wim Boydens, Boydens Engineering, Belgium    

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