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Quality management for building performance - improving energy performance by life cycle quality management

Objective

The estimated average gap between calculated and actual energy performance of the European building stock is 25% for energy performance and 1,5% for comfort performance (as scored by building occupants).
Comprehensive research has shown that faultily commissioned and operated building management systems are a main cause for this gap mainly caused by the lack of appropriate and coherent quality management systems for building performance.
The objective of this project is therefore to develop and demonstrate pragmatic services and appropriate tools supporting quality management in the design, construction, commissioning and operation phase as a means to close this gap in European buildings. The project will integrate different innovative ICT-driven tools supporting the quality management process into building and energy services, and will apply them to a representative set of European buildings (taking into account different climate zones and different energy services).
The result of this project will be a comprehensive QUANTUM quality management platform integrating tools, services and processes.
The partners will implement EU-wide dissemination activities to inform the stakeholders about the advantages of comprehensive quality management systems for the building industry, and to promote the tools validated in the project.
Stakeholders that will benefit from the results of this project include building owners, tenants, ESCOs, developers, architects, engineering and consulting firms, students and public authorities.
Aside from savings on the energy costs CO2 emissions will be reduced and employee productivity in buildings equipped with the tools and services will increase as well due to increased occupant comfort.
From previous preliminary data and own estimations, the QUANTUM partners expect that the reduction in energy consumption achieved by coherent quality management for building performance to be more than 10%.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-EeB-2015
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 959 910

Participants (13)

FACTOR 4 BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 599 211
Address
Kruisstraat 127
2570 Duffel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENESA AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 601 108
Address
U Voborniku 852/10
190 00 Praha 9
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E7 ENERGIE MARKT ANALYSE GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 531 909
Address
Walcherstrasse 11/43
1020 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COWI AS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 76 170
Address
Parallelvej 2
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYNAVISION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 528 770
Address
Welle 15
33602 Bielefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 386 986
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 211 281
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 401 454
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERATIE VAN VERENIGINGEN VOOR VERWARMING EN LUCHTBEHANDELING IN EUROPA REHVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 313 250
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Brussels
Activity type
Other
EKODOMA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 174 502
Address
3-3 Noliktavas Street
1010 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 394 578
Address
Bucknalls Lane Garston
WD25 9XX Watford
Activity type
Other
ENERGY TEAM SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 224 467
Address
Corso Venezia 16
20121 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 248 394
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments