INSITER SELF-INSPECTION METHOD
AND INSTRUMENTS TO ENSURE
OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE OF
PREFAB RETROFITTING SOLUTIONS
The benefits of prefab retrofitting solutions for NET Zero Energy buildings (such
as prefab components for building envelopes, windows, equipment) are at risk
because of bad implementation during the construction processes. As a result, the
energy-efficiency potential as designed will not be realised. The European Horizon
2020 research project INSITER develops a quality assurance method that closes
the performance gap between design and construction.
This paper reports on the first phase of such a method, being a desk research
to identify the most frequent construction errors, state-of-the-art diagnostic
instruments to detect the errors and suitable standards for performance control.