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How to design hybridGEOTABS buildings’ components

This was the first training course provided by the hybridGEOTABS consortium partners.  The course was well-attended and feedback was positive on the training provided.

The aim is to provide the Training material in the form of a Guidebook which will be available to buy from the REHVA eshop.

hybridGEOTABS refers to the efficient integration of the combination of GEOTABS (GEOthermal heat pumps in combination with Thermally Activated Building Systems (TABS)) and secondary heating and cooling systems in a building.

Teachers Hector Cano Esteban from GEOTER, Pieter Brepoels from Viessman, Qian Wang from UPONOR and Lieve Helsen from KU Leuven, illustrated the key aspects of borehole design, heat pump requirements, distribution systems related to TABS and the potential of MPC in this new approach. 

The aim was to introduce to the attendees the design and optimisation of the borefield from an economical and security of thermal supply point of view, the construction and system integration of TABS, the advantages of TABS and its suitable application in the respective building type and energy systems, and how model predictive controls allow a further integration of these components in hybridGEOTABS buildings.