With energy costs on the rise and the future of oil, natural gas, and other fossil fuels unknown, saving energy is top of mind for many building owners and managers. The ticket to increased energy efficiency—as well as reduced occupant complaints and lower operating costs—is retrocommissioning.
HPAC Engineering's March issue discusses what retrocommissioning is, why it is important, what buildings need it, and what its benefits are. Additionally, the article discusses ways in which retrocommissioning is implemented and touches on pertinent code changes.
Retrocommissioning is a systematic and documented process for identifying no- and low-cost improvements that can boost the efficiency and performance of an existing building. Through investigation, analysis, and optimization of building performance through operations-and-maintenance- (O&M-) improvement measures, retrocommissioning seeks to improve how building equipment and systems function together....