The QUEST Consortium has released a report explaining the methodology behind our tool & data engine, and what both can do to de-risk energy efficiency investments going into building projects through the integration of Quality Management.
Poorly performing or even failing systems in commercial buildings are a massive risk for investments in sustainable buildings. While anecdotal evidence is widely published, and a few studies have shown the magnitude and likelihood of individual faults, financial actors often still have difficulties to statistically evaluate the technical risks involved in specific construction and real estate investments. QUEST aims to de-risk these investments by helping integrate Quality Management Services (QMS) in building projects. The QUEST Tool calculates the financial value add of different to specific building projects, while the QUEST data engine provides an iterative loop to collect where building data is continuously gathered, aggregated & statistically evaluated to widen and deepen the empirical evidence.