Building operation, monitoring, energy management

What are the main advantages of a quality management within building commissioning?

Like in a modern Tower of Babel, managing quality within building commissioning means ensuring collaboration and data sharing between different actors (i.e. building systems and people) and act to contain defects aiming to achieve optimal performance. This ensures that the building system won't collapse but eventually get better overtime.


The main benefits of implementing a quality management system during commissioning may be summarised as follows:

What are the main advantages of a quality management within building commissioning?

Building Simulation (BS2017) 2017

Now accepting abstracts for peer-reviewed papers, due August 10th, 2016 with papers due November 30, 2016Abstracts will be judged primarily based on scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.  Authors of accepted abstracts may submit 4 - 10 page manuscripts that will be double-blind reviewed.  Papers that are accepted and presented will be published in the citable conference proceedings. Non-paper oral presentations will be solicited later in 2016 -- that format may be appropriate fo

Turning data noise into music: cognitive computing applied to smart buildings

On June 24, IBM’s Watson Internet of Things hosted at leaders, industry experts and technologists at The Crystal in London to examine how IoT is shaping the way we design, construct, use, maintain and experience the buildings around us. One of the main focuses was the application of cognitive computing to smart buildings.


Nowadays building systems can provide an enormous amount of unstructured data on building operations. The challenge is using available information to improve and adapt building performances.

Understanding the importance and triggering the demand for building commissioning

Commissioning makes sure energy efficiency investments maintain their optimal factory-intended operational states, regularly testing their performances. It was introduced in the late 1980s however, despite proven studies, global awareness and industry adoption remains low. (Schneider Electrics, 2016) 


First passive house water park saves heat and electricity

The energy concept of the new water park in Bamberg includes a very high performance building envelope regarding both thermal insulation level and building airtightness level. This allows to have high relative humidity values (up to 64%) without causing condensation. The user-dependent ventilation is divided into zones and realised by 11 different mechanical ventilation systems. The heat demand is covered by a biomass combined heat and power unit and three gas condensing boilers.