Demo buildings

Within the duration of the QUANTUM project demo buildings will be analysed in two phases. The first three demo buildings are in Germany, Austria and in the Czech Republic.

To generate an empiric data base 120 buildings will be also examined with the Comfortmeter in the first 12 months of the project.

Phase 1: Small-scale tools demonstration in relevant environment

In Phase 1 three buildings will be selected for testing of tools ENA and CM (both on TRL6). The main goal is to test their applicability, technical interfaces, successful target definition, measurement and validation and ensure their readiness for the large scale demonstration that will follow in Phase 2. Important part of this phase will be detail building energy system analysis and definition of AFSs and KPIs and their subsequent implementation in ENA. 12 months will be dedicated to data collection and continuous monitoring and validation of implementation. Based on this data and gained experiences a helpful feedback will be provided to the tools developers, so that they can improved and adjust them before the beginning of Phase 2.

Phase 2: System prototype demonstration in operational environment

Phase 2 will focus on testing the previously defined process of QM for building performance and application of tools for usability in QM. Apart from the 3 buildings from Phase 1, at least 12 additional buildings will be selected to undergo the process of analysis, tools implementation and 12 months of operation. This time all described steps will be made in accordance with the definition of process of QM and a particular type of service provided by a partner. Tools ENA and CM are expected to be on TRL7 in this phase. The goal is to obtain sufficient amount of verified data to be able to provide recommendations for future use and feedback to other WPs.

According to the areas of expertise of the partners and their position in the building industry, the demo buildings will be grouped according to tools and services applied. Within the project consortium there are companies (i.e. EA, E7, COWI, BRE) from different occupational groups like engineers, contractors or consultants. These companies want to include or already have included QM for building performance into their portfolio of service, which are:

  • Commissioning in new construction and comprehensive refurbishment of nearly zero energy buildings (Partners involved: COWI, E7)
  • Retrofitting of building systems (Partners involved: partially ENESA)
  • Energy performance contracting (EPC) (Partners involved: ENESA)
  • Recommissioning (Partners involved: E7)
  • Facility Management
  • Environmental certification for buildings (Partners involved: BRE, E7)

Experiences gained during the Phase 2 will be exchanged and discussed among partners and finally transformed into best-practices recommendations. This output will be used as a base material for development of business plans for QM implementation and further improvement of tools and services.


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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The 5th QUANTUM Project Meeting held in Milan on 29-30 November 2017

QUANTUM consortium is now in the hottest phase of the project, where the different QUANTUM tools are being applied in the demo buildings and Quality Management services are being defined.

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