QUEST Certifiable Processes & Data Engine

QUEST has developed certifiable processes for verifying the application of the Data Engine. These can be slotted into or applied in parallel with the rules of certification authorities such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, COPILOT, etc. QUEST proposes four post-project evaluation processes:

1. Basic post-project evaluation

2. Advanced post-project evaluation

3. Certified technical monitoring and advanced post-project

4. Total Quality Management

Total Quality Management, for example, combines the advanced post-project evaluation of Certificate 2 with the Building Certification, and Technical Monitoring Certification. Users are free to select their preferred Building Certification. Flow charts of all the certifiable processes are shown here. These processes should respect formal certification rules and the international ISO 17065 standard.

Certificate 1: Basic Post-Project Evaluation

The following is the most basic certifiable process provided by QUEST and is based on the application of QUEST questionnaires before and after a building project.

Certificate 2: Advanced Post-Project Evaluation

The following flowchart describes the Advanced Post-Project Evaluation process which integrates guided interviews into the basic evaluation of Certificate 1 to improve ‘soft’ data, such as perception of technical risks.

Certificate 3: Certified Technical Monitoring and Advanced Post-Project Evaluation

This flowchart describes the Certified Technical Monitoring and Advanced Post-Project Evaluation which, in addition to the Certificate 2 requirements, requires Certified Technical Monitoring (TMon) of real operational performance of the building during normal occupation.

Certificate 4: Total Quality Management

This certification process combines the classic building certification with the Technical Monitoring Certification and the Advanced Post-Project Evaluation. Users are free to select their preferred building certification. This is reinforced, if appropriate, by a Technical Monitoring Certification of building performance in normal operation to maximise real-world impact. Projected performance is compared to actual performance.

QUEST Data Engine Questionnaire in National Languages

The QUEST Data Engine is an open-source data set for Certifiable Post-Project Evaluations based on a unified data set that enables the continuous documentation and evaluation of measures taken and the impact of QMS. Annex II and Annex III of our Technical Manual define the processes for evaluation and explain their application for easy procurement.

Our Data Engine questionnaires ensure unified and compliant documentation of the building performance for the assessing the impact of quality management services as part of a comprehensive post-project evaluation. The questionnaires available in English and the national languages of the QUEST project (German, French, Swedish, Italian).:

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Grant Agreement number 846739. The European Union is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained in this document, which is merely represention the author's view.