Project "Quantum"

Quality Control (© TUBS, IGS)

The goal of this 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
  • Performance Test Bench (by SYNAVISION, Germany)
    First tool for the specification and automated validation of BMS functions using Active Functional Specifications (AFS)
  • Comfortmeter (by Factor4, 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.


EPBD review – COPERER approved the 2nd EPBD recast text

The EU ambassadors confirmed the political agreement on the revised directive on the energy performance of buildings on 31 January 2018 and the text is now approved by the EP ITRE committee. This decision confirms the provisional agreement reached on 19 December 2017 between the Estonian Presidency...

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WELL endorses Comfortmeter for surveying Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality

The International WELL Building Institute has recently accepted the QUANTUM tool Comfortmeter as equivalent to the Occupant Indoor Environmental Quality Survey which is required in the WELL certification procedure. This is a major step forward in the worldwide commercialization of Comfortmeter, as...

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AMEV TMon: QUANTUM contribution to the first steps towards the market uptake of Quality Management practices

The German Working Group for Mechanical and Electrical Engineering of State and Municipal Administrations (AMEV) released in August its Guidelines on Technical Monitoring of buildings. The QUANTUM partners synavision and the Institute for Building and Solar technology (IGS) of TU Braunschweig were...

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