Belgian HVAC design and optimisation software company Hysopt is proud to have been awarded Thermal Comfort Product Innovation of the Year at the prestigious CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards at a gala ceremony in London.
As the only industry Awards that focus on actual, measured performance outcomes – and not just design intent or performance specifications – Hysopt is delighted that its unique design and simulation software that unlocks significant HVAC system energy savings has been recognised.
The CIBSE judging panel were impressed by Hysopt’s scalability, wide application and its ability to link to thermal modelling tools. It also aligns to the CIBSE Code of Practice for Heat Networks, and Hysopt submitted good evidence of performance for its product within case studies.
On average, Hysopt’s software unlocks a yearly energy saving of 30% to 40%, with an investment payback of between one and five years. Very often, minimal adjustments give savings of up to 15% to 20% without large requiring capital expenditure.
The principal aim of Hysopt’s software is to introduce performance as a verifiable metric at the design stage or for an existing installation, enabling engineers to understand how it can be optimised for better performance and lower energy consumption.
The software produces a “digital twin” of the HVAC installation, in which all engineering calculations are automated and optimised, and its simulation capability predicts system performance in the design phase. All variables can be made visible at all locations in the installation through dynamic charts and graphs. The energy consumption of the heating and cooling generators can also be quantified alongside the auxiliary energy required for pumps and ventilators.
To date, Hysopt has been used to identify energy savings in more than 130 HVAC installations, including university and hospital renovations and new installations; and district heating networks. On average, annual energy costs savings of 32% have been found. At VUB Free University in Brussels, Hysopt software helped identify annual energy costs savings of more than £250,000, with a payback on investment of just two years.
In the UK, Hysopt is working with district heating providers, universities and hospital estates teams to improve the design of new systems and cut energy usage from existing installations. Increasingly, estates teams are looking at ways to decarbonize their heating and cooling systems and Hysopt is providing the perfect tool to help achieve this.
“We are delighted to have won this award”, says Roel Vandenbulcke, founder and CEO of Hysopt. “It’s a wonderful recognition for our software and especially for our team. Every single day they do everything they can to improve our product and to give our clients the service they deserve.”
To find out more about all the features of the Hysopt software, then visit the Hysopt website at www.hysopt.com.