QUANTUM, a new research project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is aiming to close the estimated average 25% gap between designed and actual energy performance and 1.5% for comfort performance in European buildings. Research indicates that poorly commissioned and operated building management systems are often responsible for this gap, generally caused by the lack of appropriate and coherent quality management systems for building performance.

On this basis, the project is focused on developing and demonstrating pragmatic services and tools with high replication potential that support quality management for building performance in the design, construction, commissioning and operation phases. The core mechanism is to ‘design for testability’ by specifying transparent performance targets with cost effective testing methodologies.

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