Hysopt e-Academy: Mastering Heating and Cooling Hydraulics

Are you ready to make your buildings future-proof? Do you want to save costs, lower carbon emissions and optimise the comfort of your buildings? Stay informed for our next e-Academy about heating and cooling hydraulics!


What is this e-Academy about?

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5 Live Virtual Sessions

Our e-Academy contains of 5 live virtual sessions in which we will focus on how to optimise the efficiency of your heating and cooling installations.

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Application of Hydronics

During the Academy, we will be focusing more on the application of hydronics rather than the theory of hydronics. We will use the Hysopt software as a didactic tool to bring you this content but the training is not a software training in itself.

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Live Support

Every theory session will be followed by an exercise session during which you can ask questions around the exercises provided. These sessions are optional and mostly for those who are planning to get hands-on with the Hysopt software.


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Wibe Synnave is HVAC engineer at Hysopt

With a commitment to demystifying complex concepts, he aims to make HVAC design and optimization accessible and engaging.

Drawing from diverse project experiences, Wibe brings a practical perspective to teaching, focused on equipping students with valuable skills for success in the HVAC field.

During 5 sessions you will learn to optimise your hydraulics.

Each session takes 2 hours during which 1 or more Hysopt specialists will talk about the interesting world of hydronics. You will receive a temporary license of the Hysopt software, which will be used as a didactic tool throughout the e-Academy.


Session 1

Understand the basics of hydraulics to close the performance gap

OPTIONAL: Exercise session


Session 2

Unlock the potential of HVAC installations in existing buildings

OPTIONAL: Exercise session


Session 3

Design hybrid plantrooms: heat pumps

OPTIONAL: Exercise session


Session 4

Design hybrid plantrooms: CHP installations

OPTIONAL: Exercise session


Session 5

Making the right choices when designing heat networks and communal heating systems with HIU’s

OPTIONAL: Exercise session

Would you like to know more about each session?


Our alumni have their say

Elliot Miles Testimony about Hysopt e-Academy

“I had the pleasure of attending a 5 part course which has enabled me personally, and SWEP as a company, to gain a better understanding of the hydronic challenges faced by designers of heating and cooling networks.” 

- Elliot Miles | Lead Business Engineer at SWEP

Peter Grondelaers testimonial about Hysopt e-Academy

“During this course I learned how important Hydraulic Optimisation of Heating and Cooling Installations is in order to cut energy costs, reduce carbon emissions and optimise the comfort of buildings.”

- Peter Grondelaers | Sustainability Engineer

Carlos Rodriguez testimonial about Hysopt e-Academy

“I was impressed with the course content and the Hysopt Software. Looking forward to use the software for a project soon.”

- Carlos Rodriguez | Principal Engineer at Ramboll

"I gained a better understanding of the challenges design engineers face, and huge opportunity to cut down costs, optimise building systems, and reduce carbon emissions."

- Kishan Patel | Graduate Engineer a Silver EMS


Stay informed on the next e-Academy!

  • 5 live sessions of 2 hours with live support and room for Q&A
  • Hysopt license for didactical purposes during the duration of these sessions, ending 3 weeks after the last session
  • Additional exercises as ‘homework’
  • Support from Hysopt consultants to help with the exercises or other didactical questions related to the topic of the session
  • You will receive a certification at the end of the Academy
  • Flemish subscribers can make use of the KMO Portefeuille for additional discount
    Reference number: DV.O218486
  • Partners receive a 50% discount on the e-Academy.

€1300 / £1200 for 5 sessions


Outline of Theory Sessions


Understand the basics of hydraulics to close the performance gap

Session 1 will focus on the distribution of heat and how the hydraulic configuration of this distribution system will impact the performance of the system. It’s easy to get excited about hybrid plantrooms with low carbon heat sources and smart control systems but none of the anticipated decarbonisation will be achieved if the basics of the installation are incorrect. Whilst this might seem elementary to most M&E designers, we still see a poor hydraulic configuration on most of the projects we get involved in. Getting this right should always be the first step in the decarbonisation of the heating and cooling installation and offers the best return on investment.

  • Propagation of power, flow and temperatures
  • Hydraulic Distribution CircuitsDiverting, mixing and throttleCombined hydraulic circuitsActive vs passiveLow loss header
  • Case study


Unlock the potential of HVAC installations in existing buildings

In the race towards net-zero buildings, we should not forget the existing building stock. In this session we will dive into lots of marginal gains to be made in close-to-all existing installations. All this to make better use of the existing assets which might still be good enough for another 10-20 years of reliable service and make them ready to adopt low-carbon heat sources. This will be the most applied session so you will take lots of key learnings with you for your next project.

  • Solving hydraulic incompatibilities and hydraulic balancing
  • Converting constant flow to variable flow
  • Saving pumping energy
  • Decreasing temperature regimes using legacy oversizing
  • Case study


Design hybrid plantrooms: heat pumps

Having optimised many CHP installations with the Hysopt software, we want to spread this knowledge to the sector as we feel there are lots more CHP installation still to be optimised. Whilst CHP is only a transition technology towards a net-zero buildings, it would be a shame not to get the most out of these assets.

  • Combined heat and power
  • CHP sizing with duration curves
  • Hydraulic integration of CHP with boilers
  • Sensitivity analysis for thermal store sizing
  • Case study


Design hybrid plantrooms: CHP installations

This session will discuss the use of low temperature heat sources with heat pumps for heating and hot water. More importantly, we will discuss how to integrate these low temperature heat sources in new and existing systems and get the optimal performance from these. We notice that most heat pumps are integrated similarly to a gas boiler or CHP, applying old concepts of integrating high temperature heat sources. A correct hydraulic integration can make the difference in receiving cost-effective heat from the heat pump and expensive heat or no heat at all.

  • Utilising environmental and waste heat for space heating and hot water
  • Heat pump technology
  • Hydraulic integration of HP with boilers
  • Sensitivity analysis for thermal store sizing
  • Combining high and low temperature heat distribution
  • Lowering distribution temperatures in existing buildings: repurposing oversizing
  • Case study


Making the right choices when designing heat networks and communal heating systems with HIU’s (Conceptual/Advanced)

A collective approach for heating residential homes often makes sense to put waste heat to a good use and deploy other low carbon heat sources. A common solution here is to distribute the heat throughout a heat network feeding HIU’s in these homes.

During this session we will explain how designing an HIU system is different to a traditional heating system. We will touch upon the basics as well as a couple of small but important details which can make or break the performance of such a system.

  • Designing a heat networkFlow rate calculation with diversified demandsPipe sizing of risers, laterals and underground pipes
  • Heat interface unitsDirect vs indirect HIUKeep warm functionBalancing HIU systems
  • Good practice vs best practice
  • 3rd, 4th and 5th generation heat networks
  • Case study


What happens when I can't make it to one of the sessions?

We will send you the recordings of each sessions after they have taken place. This way you can watch the sessions whenever you have the time.

Will I receive a certificate after completing the course?

Yes, we will send you a certificate after completing the e-academy. This certificate verifies that you have completed the course and fully understand the ins and outs of hydraulics.

In which language will the e-Academy be presented?

All 5 sessions will be presented in English (non-native). Additional questions can be asked in English or Dutch.

How to apply for KMO portefeuille?

You can apply for your KMO portefeuille subsidie via the vlaio website. Our Hysopt reference number is DV.O2184786

I have a specific question about the e-Academy or Hysopt

For specific questions about the content of the e-Academy you can contact your tutor, Wibe at wibe@hysopt.com. For specific questions about Hysopt and the use in projects, you can contact sales@hysopt.com.