A voluntary scheme for certification of indoor environment and energy use
Specialist researchers, property owners, builders and building managers have together developed a quality assurance (QA) management scheme that considers indoor environment and energy use. The primary objective of quality assurance is to work towards continuing improvements and to encourage those concerned to perform measures that otherwise would not have been considered, and to ensure that energy improvements are not introduced at the expense of indoor environment conditions. The QA scheme therefore aims to be flexible so that it can achieve the primary objective independently of the building.s category or the management organisation. The new QA scheme.s flexibility has successfully been tested in three different buildings; a school building, an office and an area of multi-family houses.