Quality Management in Design, Construction and Operation of Borehole Systems (BoreSysQM) is an Annex within the International Energy Agency (IEA) Implementing Agreement ECES – Energy Conservation through Energy Storage.
On this website you find detailed information to this Annex as well as a member area for restricted access to presentations etc.
For further information, please contact the operating agent – Manfred Reuss.
Quality Management in Design, Construction and Operation of Borehole Systems (BoreSysQM)
The thermal use of the underground with its different technologies and applications is an important measure to increase energy efficiency. This results in an increasing market for ground source heat pumps and underground thermal energy storage. Borehole heat exchanger play an important role in this context. Unfortunately failures in design, construction and operation can in the worst case result in serious damages to buildings and the environment. Thus quality management is an important issue in all project phases.
To elaborate reliable measures of quality management within the IEA ECESimplementing agreement an international experts group is set up to analyse this technology and failures in the different markets worldwide. This group will work out preventative measures and recommendations for national and international guidelines and standards to avoid problems but also solutions for fixing and remediation.
The results will be transferred to practice by national teams recruited from involved parties like members from related industries, technical associations and regulatory bodies through workshops and publications.