Commissioning (Cx) is an intensive quality assurance process ensuring that a new building meets the owner’s requirements and operates as intended by the design team. Retro-commissioning (RCx) is applying the Cx process to existing buildings, often to resolve problems that occurred during design or construction, or address problems that have developed throughout the building’s life.
Whether your building was improperly or never commissioned, this can lead to 10 to 20% increase in operating costs, in addition to occupant discomfort, and maintenance problems. Even if your facility was properly commissioned, the systems can shift out of synch due to changes in the building usage, replacement of equipment, or un-integrated control modifications.
Cx and RCx will allow you to check that the design meets your project requirements; confirm that this design was correctly executed, test the installed systems ensuring they operate as intended, and train your facility staff for proper operation and maintenance.
The commissioning and retro-commissioning service will provide you with a tool to optimize your existing systems, allowing you to reduce operating costs, cut down occupant discomfort complaints, and improve O&M staff capabilities.