Retro-Commissioning

Commercial building heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems commonly use variable air volume (VAV) systems for their heating and cooling needs. VAV systems can be more energy efficient when properly controlled and operated. We frequently find these systems performing less than optimally and recommend...

Did you know your business could receive incentives or no-cost technical support to investigate and implement energy-saving projects in your building? Utilities offer and procure energy efficiency programs to increase building energy efficiency. The goal of these program is to save energy by resolving inefficient...

Trust, but verify. Seems reasonable, but sometimes in commissioning I think ‘always verify’ is a better phrase. Investigation is key in retro-commissioning We were completing a retro-commissioning project on community college building in Southern California and noticed something off in the trend data. The economizer on two...

If you’re looking to significantly reduce your electric and gas utility bills, and don’t want to shell out hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for new HVAC and lighting equipment, then chances are you’ve considered Retro-Commissioning (RCx) – and if you haven’t, you should! With...

Last week I got to attend one of my favorite conferences – the Energy and Store Development conference hosted by the Food Marketing Institute. I love it because it’s a great crowd of people, most of them energy geeks like myself, who’re fascinated by trying...

As efficiency engineers it’s important to be curious, persistent and to get into our client’s shoes. How, why, and can you show me? These questions help me remember an ethos that drives me every day as I solve big energy problems. Here is one great success story...

‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’ is a keystone of energy efficiency. Measuring your building’s energy use is so important that reporting it is now the law in California for many building owners. The first deadline is quickly approaching beginning on June 1, 2018....

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