In the last decades scarcity of resources and global warming have led to a more and more effi cient building design and usage aimed to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission. For increasing energy effi ciency of buildings over the whole life cycle analyzing and simulation tools became an important technology. For such engineering analyses the use of one domain model is mostly not enough. Often, additional information coming from other domains are required and have to be combined creating an overall information basis and providing the input information for the envisaged external simulation tools and their related simulation models. These link models are task specific and in the most cases the link models differ only slightly regarding the usage of different simulation software. So, embedding link models and relating quality checks in a context and making them available for a restricted group or even for unrestricted use could lead to more reliability.

In this paper an approach will be presented describing a generic framework for efficiently using of link models and quality checks based on a certain context definition. As description method for this framework an ontology approach is considered linking and consolidating the different input sources and creating the base for the quality checks.