quality

IEA-EBC Annex 47 Report 3: Commissioning Cost-Benefit and Persistence of Savings  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

IEA Technology Collaboration Programme on Heat Pumping Technologies - Annex 36 - Quality installation / quality maintenance sensitivity studies - Executive Summary  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Numerous studies and surveys indicate that typically-installed HVAC equipment operate inefficiently and waste considerable energy due to varied installation errors (faults) such as improper refrigerant charge, incorrect airflow, oversized equipment, and leaky ducts. This article summarises the results of a large United States (U.S.) experimental/analytical study of the impact that different faults have on the performance of an air-source, single-speed heat pump (ASHP) in a typical U.S. single-family house.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

NIST Technical Note 1848: Sensitivity Analysis of Installation Faults on Heat Pump Performance  
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This slide presentation describes the main results of a study operated by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the USA, to understand the impact of commissioning common faults on the energy consumption of an air-to-air heat pump installed in a single-family house.
Post date: 12 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Die Energieberatung des Bundes für Wohneigentümer („Energieberatung für Wohngebäude“) und für mittelständische Unternehmen („Energieberatung Mittelstand“) wird ausgeweitet. Für Verbraucher steht künftig ein größerer Kreis an qualifizierten Energieberatern zur Verfügung. Das Bundeswirtschaftsministerium hat hierzu die Zulassungsvoraussetzungen für Energieberater so geändert, dass künftig qualifizierte Fachleute aus allen Branchen beraten können, sofern sie die hohen Qualifikationsanforderungen erfüllen. Die Beratung erfolgt nach den gleichen Qualitätsmaßstäben wie bisher, d. h.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: News

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS) is a scheme created for companies (including sole traders and partnerships) that carry out air tightness testing activities and to provide reassurance to clients that the work is carried out to a high degree of quality and integrity.   iATS is authorised to operate as a Competent Persons Scheme (CPS) for air tightness testing, effective from 18 April 2015.   If you would like more information about the scheme, please click on the link provided below.
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Link

By Marianna Papaglastra (Sympraxis Team) and François Rémi Carrie (ICEE)     Insufficient compliance in the issuing of Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and poor quality building works erode trust in the EPC and jeopardise the achievement of energy efficiency targets. These were among the findings of the QUALICHeCK project, funded under the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme.
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Type: News

Thursday 27 April 2017   This webinar focuses on solutions and strategies for quality (and data) management in new buildings, focusing in particular on the Building Commissioning Process (Cx).  
Post date: 5 Jun 2017
Type: News