Most buildings have never gone through a formal, systematic commissioning or quality assurance process, and are likely performing below their potential. Retro-commissioning is designed to assist in improving building performance, and in the process capture the energy and demand savings opportunities. Retro-commissioning not only identifies problems due to design flaws or events that occurred during construction, just as traditional commissioning of a new building does, but it also identifies and recommends solutions to problems that have developed during the building’s existence.
Efficient operation of existing major building systems presents a significant potential for energy and demand savings, usually with little or no capital investment. A key goal of the retro-commissioning process involves achieving this efficient operation. Retro-commissioning seeks to assist with equipment and system functionality, and optimizing their integrated operation to reduce energy waste and improve building performance and occupant comfort.
The goals of the retro-commissioning effort are as follows:
1. Reduction in peak electrical demand and related costs.
2. Reduction in annual electrical and gas consumption and annual costs.
3. Improved building system control and occupant comfort.
Air Masters Corporation has partnered with a Trade Ally and Retro-Commissioning Service Provider under the Ameren ActOnEnergy program to provide retro-commissioning services to buildings in Missouri and Illinois. To learn more about a no cost, no obligation consultation, call 636-680-2100 and ask for Jim Gianopulos or Jeremy Welch.