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..
Building 4.0 Symposium - opportunities and possibilities of smart building operation – 10-11 April, Munich, Germany
QUANTUM has been spreading the word of Quality Management in quite actively in these weeks. On 20 March, Stefan Plesser, project coordinator, gave a speech about the role of digitalisation in the construction process at REHVA seminar at Light & Building in Frankfurt. On 10-11 April, the symposium "Building 4.0" is featuring QUANTUM project regarding the importance of technical monitoring guidelines. To this extent, within QUANTUM the German Technical Monitoring guidelines by AMEV are now freely available online in English.
QUANTUM supports the development of Technical Monitoring guidelines
QUANTUM partners synavision and the Institute for Building and Solar technology (IGS) of TU Braunschweig were key contributors to the development of German guidelines for Technical Monitoring. These guidelines will soon be available in English through QUANTUM channels. Learn more about it in QUANTUM press release.
In March, QUANTUM coordinator Stefan Plesser will bring the topic of Quality Management to REHVA seminar at Light+Building, on 13 March. To have the full picture of what is going on within QUANTUM consortium, have a look at its December newsletter.
QUANTUM Project Meeting and Task Force progresses
On 28-29 November, QUANTUM consortium met in Milan for the 5th Project Meeting, to discuss the ongoing activities to develop and exploit Quality Management (QM) services and tools.
The meeting was also the occasion to set up a second workshop about the REHVA-QUANTUM Task Force of Building Commissioning. The workshop is opening a more active phase of the Task Force work, which will end up with the publication of Guidebook on Building Commissioning by the next CLIMA conference, in May 2019 in Bucharest, Romania.
REHVA-QUANTUM @ BUILD UP Webinar "Quality management within building commissioning", April 27, 2017, BUILDUP portal
EU funded project QUANTUM is developing and will demonstrate pragmatic services and appropriate tools that are suitable for widespread use of Quality Management Services. REHVA is partner in QUANTUM, leading the tasks of creating knowledge and disseminating the project results. To this extent, on April 27th, QUANTUM, REHVA and BUILDUP successfully held a webinar on solutions and strategies for quality management in new buildings, with a specific focus on the Building Commissioning Process. Ole Teisen, from Sweco, enlightened the audience with key facts and figures about the role of commissioning in quality management. Dan Rossiter, from BRE, highlighted the strategic importance of Building Information Modeling in Commissioning. Stefan Plesser, QUANTUM project coordinator (from IGS and Synavision), informed the over 70 attendees about the objectives that QUANTUM project is committed to fulfill. Find the link to the recording of the webinar here.
January 2017 - QUANTUM project presented at BAU 2017
QUANTUM consortium has already presented the project at various international conferences. Last but not least BAU 2017 (the leading trade fair for architecture, materials and system) where the partners were invited as lecturers to the workshop "From research to market – innovative technologies and ICT solutions for energy efficiency". Most recent news on QUANTUM project are available on QUANTUM Second Newsletter and QUANTUM News section.
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.
The QUANTUM project released its 2nd Newsletter reporting about the latest outcomes of the project after a successful project meeting held in Prague on 1-2 December. Highlights from the newsletter:
• with the Comfortmeter tool, the project is currently assessing comfort satisfaction in 120 buildings
• QUANTUM will be presented at the BAU 2017 Fair, in Munich (Germany), 19th of January
The EU funded QUANTUM project develops and demonstrates pragmatic services and appropriate tools that are suitable for widespread use, that support QMS for building performance in the design, construction, commissioning, and operation phases. For more information, please visit QUANTUM website.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 680529