Within the duration of the QUANTUM project demo buildings have been analysed in two phases. The first three demo buildings were in Germany, Austria and in the Czech Republic. In the second phase, sixteen buildings in seven EU countries were selected:
- Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna, Austria
- Karl Landsteiner Privat-Universität, Krems an der Donau, Austria
- Novel Technologies Laboratory, Aglantzia Nicosia, Cyprus
- Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
- Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
- CTU University building, Prague, Czech Republic
- Swimming pool, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
- Forumsgebäude 4201, Braunschweig, Germany
- Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS), Braunschweig, Germany
- TU Braunschweig – PVZ, Braunschweig, Germany
- University Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
- University Muenster, Muenster, Germany
- i.Lab, Bergamo, Italy
- Smart nZEB, Mascalucia, Italy
- Valdemara Centre, Riga, Latvia
- Admiral House, Newport, United Kingdom
To generate an empiric data base over 120 buildings were examined with the Comfortmeter tool 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 PTB 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 PTB. 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 PTB 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.
QUANTUM Project Meeting in Prague
QUANTUM partners visiting another two demo buildings during the Steering Committee meeting in Prague on the 1st and 2nd of December 2016
QUANTUM Performance Test Bench at GLT User Conference 2016
Stefan Plesser introduced and promoted the Performance Test Bench tool to an audience from building industry and research.
Sustainable Places 2016: join QUANTUM global analysis and examine your building for free!
QUANTUM tools were presented and discussed at Sustainable Places International Conference 2016 in Anglet (France). Attention increased on the Comfortmeter which will analyse 120 European buildings.