Title Quality management for building performance - improving energy performance by life cycle quality management
Duration January 2016 - December 2019
Coordinator Technische Universitat Braunschweig
The goal of QUANTUM project is to develop and demonstrate pragmatic services and appropriate tools with high replication potential supporting quality management (QM) for building performance in the design, construction, commissioning and operation phase as a means to close the gap between predicted and actual energy performance in European buildings. The gap in building performance is not caused by a lack of technology or conceptual intelligence but by a lack of quality. This project will apply three innovative ICT-driven tools to enable effective quality management in all relevant services within the building life cycle.
- HPS/NG9 (by Energy Team, Italy): Cost effective and easy to install in-situ energy metering devices with online data analysis
- Energie Navigator (by SYNA, Germany): First tool for the specification and automated validation of BMS functions using Active Functional Specifications (AFS)
- Comfortmeter (by F4, Belgium): First completely web-based questionnaire for perceived user comfort
The core mechanism is to “design for testability” by specifying transparent performance targets with cost effective testing methodologies..
QUANTUM meeting with BUILDING COMMISSIONING WORKSHOP
QUANTUM had its 4th meeting in Athens on 29-30 June discussing about Quality Management (QM) services within Commissioning, QUANTUM QM tools, and their exploitation potential. Read more about the latest activities in 3rd QUANTUM Newsletter.
On the 29th REHVA and QUANTUM organized a joint workshop on Building Commissioning launching a new REHVA Task Force chaired by Ole Teisen (SWECO) and Stefan Plesser (TUB-IGS). The partners refined the Task Force’s objectives, scope, and contents. The Task Force work will be coordinated with the ABCE Commissioning Certification Scheme activities, and will produce protocols, tools and a REHVA Guidebook on Quality management for building commissioning with contributions from QUANTUM and REHVA experts.
Free webinar on Quality Management within Building Commissioning, BUILDUP portal, 27 April 2017
QUANTUM, REHVA and BUILDUP will organise a webinar on solutions and strategies for quality (and data) management in new buildings, focusing in particular on the Building Commissioning Process. The webinar will start at 14:00 on Thursday 27 April 2017 and it will be hosted by BUILDUP platform.
The agenda and the registration link are available on QUANTUM website.
QUANTUM presentation - QUANTUM partners engaged the public at their booth and presented the project, BAU 2017, Munich, 19 January 2017
At BAU 2017, the leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems. QUANTUM consortium will present the project during the workshop "From research to market – innovative technologies and ICT solutions for energy efficiency" that will be held on 19 January (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CET).
The Institute for Building Services and Energy Design (IGS) will also provide additional inormation about the project at their booth.
QUANTUM WORKSHOP – ICT tools for improving quality management in buildings, CLIMA 2016 Aalborg, 24 May 2016
In order to close the gap between predicted and actual energy performance in European buildings, QUANTUM project will develop and demonstrate pragmatic services and appropriate tools with high replication potential supporting quality management (QM) for building performance in the design, construction, commissioning and operation phase.
During the workshop, experts were informed about the potential of QM and the three innovative ICT‑driven tools which will be developed further during the project. Audience feedback was collected also through surveys and this knowledge exchange will help the project in enabling effective quality management in all relevant services within the building life cycle.
The presentations can be downloaded here.
The summary of QUANTUM workshop, extracted from "REHVA Workshops at CLIMA 2016 - Building and HVAC system performance in practice" can be downloaded here.
SAVE THE DATE - QUANTUM workshop @CLIMA2016, Tuesday, 24 May 2016, Aalborg
QUANTUM will organise a workshop during CLIMA 2016 with the title "Quality management for building performance: Closing the gap between design and operation" on 24 May 2016, 11.00-12.30.
The workshop will will discuss current risks for building performance and present a specific quality management approach as a promising answer. Three innovative tools will be demonstrated to show how we can effectively introduce quality management in building projects to improve building performance.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 680529