quality assurance

Last year, European Ministers of Culture, along with other institutions and NGOs, highlighted in the Davos Declaration “a trend towards a loss of quality in … the built environment …  all over Europe”, characterised by “the trivialisation of construction, the lack of design values, … the growth of faceless urban sprawl and irresponsible land use, the deterioration of historic fabric, and the loss of regional traditions and identities”.
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Type: Event

by François Durier (CETIAT)   Reducing the energy consumption of heating and cooling systems in buildings requires:  
Post date: 18 Dec 2017
Type: News

  by: Anita Derjanecz, REHVA Managing Director - Francesco Mariottini, REHVA Assistant Project Engineer    
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

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.
Post date: 14 Dec 2017
Type: Note

Commissioning i byggeriet er en proaktiv dialog- og kvalitetsstyringsproces, der fokuserer på totaløkonomi og installationernes samspil. Commissioning-processen sikrer det lavest mulige energiforbrug, et godt indeklima og velfungerende rammer for brugernes aktiviteter.   Målet med vejledningen er, at inspirere byggeriets parter til at bruge commissioning til at sikre byggeriets kvalitet og en energieffektiv drift.   Vejledningen er delt op i to dele:  
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Denne standard beskriver anvendelsen af commissioning-processen til bygninger.   Commissioning-processen er et værktøj til at sikre at krav til et byggeri opfyldes i alle byggeriets faser og ind i driftsfasen.   Standarden er beregnet til brug i forbindelse med byggeri og ved større ombygninger herunder energirenoveringer. Større ombygninger omfatter bl.a. ombygninger, der medfører revision af det fremtidige energi- eller driftsbudget eller som har et højt indhold af teknisk indhold, som fx:  
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

This Commissioning Code (CC) released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), provides an overview of the management arrangements required to ensure that building services systems are commissioned to meet the objectives of Part L of UK’s Building Regulations. It is intended for commissioning managers and engineers, services installers, designers and facilities managers.
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

The QUALICHeCK study Austria investigated the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme applied for the allocation of energy efficiency subsidies in the region of Salzburg.
Post date: 10 Nov 2017
Type: Publication

  A System for Quality Assurance when Retrofitting existing buildings to Energy efficient buildings     The IEE SQUARE project aimed to assure energy efficient retrofitting of multifamily housing with good indoor environment, in a systematic and controlled way. To achieve this, a quality assurance (QA) system for retrofitting and maintenance has been adopted to conditions in several European countries and implemented in four pilot projects in Austria, Spain, Sweden and Finland.  
Post date: 23 Oct 2017
Type: Link

Since 1949, the Qualibat association is a qualification and certification body for construction companies. Qualibat is accredited by Cofrac. More than 70 000 workers are qualified or certified by Qualibat.   In 2011, Qualibat launched qualification "8711" for building airtightness testers. Almost 1000 testers have been qualified since then.   In 2014, Qualibat launched qualification "8721" for ductwork airtightness testers. Since then, around 70 testers have been qualified.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Link