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EU BUSINESS NEWS / European Enterprise Awards 2021 17 , control,” Roel adds. Looking to the future, Hysopt plans to connect its software to CAD software using BIM (Business Information Modelling). This has been long-awaited in the industry and will enable HVAC designers to easily make calculations at the front-end. In Europe, Hysopt is growing fast. Currently active in Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK, the company also plans to expand into France, Germany and Scandinavia soon. Contact: Roel Vandenbulcke Company: Hysopt NV Web Address: Nov21426 Most Innovative HVAC Software Provider - Western Europe Belgian-based company, Hysopt, has been disrupting the HVAC industry since 2013. Last year alone the company enabled the reduction of carbon emissions by 8151 tons. The idea for Hysopt’s unique design software started as the PhD project of company founder, Roel Vandenbulcke. Today, the company has completed over 250 successful projects in 3 countries and has 32 full-time employees. With buildings accounting for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions it’s little wonder that there’s an urgency around optimising their efficiency. To heat and cool buildings more efficiently is a major factor in reducing our impact on the environment. There was a time when heating systems worked relatively simple and straightforward. One heat source created hot water that was pumped around the building to provide heating and comfort. But the evolution of technology has seen systems become far more complex. Multiple heat sources often work at different temperatures throughout a building, making identifying savings and improvements a mind- bogglingly complex affair. Often a multitude of heat sources are used in larger buildings such as combined heat and power, gas boilers, heat pumps and thermal energy storage systems. Numerous factors influence the heating and cooling requirements of a building, too. Complex calculations are required to optimise the performance of an HVAC system as a whole. Hysopt founder and CEO, Roel Vandenbulcke, tells us, “The way many HVAC systems are built lacks thoughtful design and engineering, simply because earlier engineers lacked the calculating ability to do so. This leads to underperforming installations that are expensive and inefficient. Systems are often oversized or poorly commissioned which results in low comfort levels, too. Many building owners don’t realise their HVAC installations are underperforming and over polluting.” Hysopt has designed unique software that helps building managers get the most out of their heating and cooling systems. The unique science-based Hysopt software calculates and simulates the performance of the current HVAC installation against an optimized system. Hysopt simulates every component and setting to deliver a “Digital Twin” of the system under assessment. This is not only essential to understand how to optimise your HVAC system, it’s also useful as a future tool for maintenance and modifications. Roel explains, “There’s still a deep-rooted misconception that investing in sustainability is expensive. But we know from experience that we can help you save an average of 40% CO₂ emissions and reduce your energy bills by 30%. Few people are aware of how drastically you can reduce your operational costs and CO₂ emissions by optimising your HVAC system. Improving the thermal comfort of buildings improves well-being and increases productivity of people, too.” Hysopt’s software is cloud-based and is updated every two weeks. It comes with an easy-to-use interface and is making billions of calculations on a daily base. Behind the scenes is a multidisciplinary team of engineers, physicists and software developers that continually optimise the solution and keep it running smoothly. “Our mission is to create transparency while contributing to a sustainable world. Our promise, to increase comfort, reduce carbon emissions, lower energy costs and provide you with different choices to give you back