The H2020 funded project QUEST-Quality Management Investments for Energy Efficiency has just kicked off. In the context of the 2019 edition of the European Sustainable Energy Week, Project Coordinator Stefan Plesser (synavision) presented the project concept at the joint Policy session organized by REHVA, eu.BAC and smartEN "New EPBD: the value of actual performance and digitalisation" (19/06). You can find here the presentation. On the same day, the consortium met at REHVA's facilities for their firts project meeting.
During 36 months, QUEST partners will cooperate to promote investments in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency by identifying and empirically risk-grading factors that influence energy performance of buildings. QUEST will develop a reliable building management data-driven toolkit to evaluate sustainable and energy efficient real estate investments covering project design-construction-operation risks. The tool will translate information related to energy performance of buildings into risk-grade factors that influence building performance, and financial risk and return on investment.
The QUEST tool will benefit the real estate market by:
•Reducing loan costs by identifying the risk profile of investments and also reducing transaction costs
•Reducing insurance costs via improved risk identification
•Simplify private investments in building performance
•Transparently securing public funding scheme requirements for Energy Efficiency