REHVA COURSES at CLIMA 2019

Registration will open on 28 February 2019.

 

Course "nZEB design: approach, principles and best practices"

Course description

A clear design approach, starting from the very first conceptual phase, is fundamental to develop the target of a zero energy building, up to a positively active energy building. Nowadays, suitable technologies are well established so the problem is to apply innovative solutions in a systemic way, considering at the same time their energy, environmental and economic effect. The selection of a proper mix of energy technologies is the crucial issue in the design phase, and the cost optimal approach can be a powerful tool to compare solutions and selecting best ones. 

In this course, the design principles for an nZEB are not only introduced and discussed, but also examined in their applications by analysing successful case studies.

Learning objectives

  • To clarify the design approach for a nZEB
  • To illustrate the difference in nZEB principles moving from cold to hot climates
  • To analyse the suitable technologies according to  different energy targets
  • To use cost-optimality as a tool to compare solutions

Target groups of the training

The target groups of the training are practicing professionals interested in getting a full vision about design methodologies, considering as well their practical implications . The course in also addressed to Master and PhD students that want to deepen their knowledge about the design approach for nZEB.

Teachers

  • Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy
  • Cristina Becchio, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy

Duration

4 hrs

 

REHVA Courses

Course "How to design hybridGEOTABS buildings’ components" 

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: 

  • optimized design of borehole fields
  • optimized design of geothermal heat pumps, in relation with hG primary and secondary systems,
  • optimized 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