On Tuesday 24 May, QUEST will be organizing the workshop "Sustainable Finance in Building Projects: The EU Taxonomy & Financial Risks of the Performance Gap" under the Energy theme at CLIMA 2022 in Rotterdam.

This QUEST workshop will focus on bridging the gap between the financial community and technical expertise in building projects through the integration of Quality Management Services (e.g. Technical Monitoring, Building Commissioning, Green Building Certification). These services help to detect and mitigate the technical risks in the early-development stage of a building project and ensure that the “performance gap” between desired and actual energy performance is minimized. Within this context the Taxonomy will be discussed as this creates a common language for both investors, architects and building services engineers and aims to bridge the gap between all actors.

The workshop will be tailored towards building professionals on the topic of working with financial actors, the impact of the EU Taxonomy on these relations and how quality management can support. The session will start with a keynote speech by the outgoing REHVA President Frank Hovorka, on sustainable finance and impact of the Taxonomy. This will be followed by interactive presentations on quality management services, a practical methodology on how to integrate them in building projects and how they can support projects to be aligned with the Taxonomy. During and in-between the presentations questions will be asked to the audience to create discussions and exercises will be done to get their input.

This workshop will have 60 minutes of interactive presentations and 30 minutes of panel discussions with open inputs from the audience. During this open session both the panel and the audience can share their experiences to engage with financial actors and the impact of the EU Taxonomy.



Keynote: Sustainable Finance in Building Projects

Frank Hovorka

REHVA President


QUEST: De-risking Green Investments in Buildings

Dr. Stefan Plesser

Managing Director at synavision GmbH, Project Coordinator QUEST


Applying Quality Management Services to be Taxonomy-aligned

Ole Teisen
Chief Consultant – Project Manager, Sweco Denmark


Panel Discussion: Impact of the Taxonomy on the Building Sector

Chaired by Dr. Stefan Plesser


QUEST Methodology: Evaluating the design-construction-operation risks through Quality Management

Prof. Dr. Ivo Martinac
Professor Building Services and Energy Systems at KTH, Vice-President REHVA


QUEST Predictive Valuation Tool: Added value of Quality Management Services to your projects

Cormac Ryan
General Manager, COPILOT – Building Commissioning Certification


Open discussion with participants

Chair: Stefan Plesser (synavision GmbH)

Speakers: Frank Hovorka (REHVA), Ole Teisen (SWECO Denmark), Ivo Martinac (KTH), Cormac Ryan (COPILOT)


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