QUANTUM project aims to close the gap between actual and designed energy performances of buildings through Quality Management. A first successful project workshop had been held at REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2016.
QUANTUM project, aiming to close the gap between actual and designed energy performances of buildings, organised its first workshop at CLIMA 2016 Aalborg on the 24th of May.
The estimated average gap between calculated and actual energy performance of the European building stock is 25% for energy performance and 1,5% for comfort performance (as scored by building occupants). Comprehensive research has shown that poorly commissioned and operated building management systems are often responsible for this gap, generally caused by the lack of appropriate and coherent Quality Management Systems (QMS) for building performance.
The core mechanism is to “design for testability” by specifying transparent performance targets with cost effective testing methodologies. The 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 SPA, Italy). Cost effective and easy to install in-situ energy metering devices with online data analysis
- Performance Test Bench (by Synavision GmbH, Germany). First tool for the specification and automated validation of BMS functions using Active Functional Specifications (AFS)
- Comfortmeter (by FACTOR 4 BVBA, Belgium). First completely web-based questionnaire for perceived user comfort
The tools will be demonstrated in a representative set of typical European buildings from 7 countries in order to support the market uptake of the tools and services.