The importance of retro-commissioning
Retro-commissioning (RCx), or existing building commissioning, is a systematic process developed to evaluate, document, and improve the operation of base building systems. Applying a comprehensive RCx process can be a cost-effective way to identify and implement measures to reduce energy use and cost while improving maintenance and occupant comfort in existing buildings.
How retro-commissioning can help your building
RCx may solve problems related to the original design and building construction or uncover issues that were created during operational changes, upgrades and tenant improvements. The retro-commission necessity, modifications and process vary for every facility.
UL’s RCx services
UL can conduct a feasibility study to determine which facilities are best suited to undergo an RCx effort, and to what level. Identifying those buildings with greater opportunities allows property owners/portfolio managers to make educated business decisions on how best to allocate financial resources.
What you can expect from UL’s RCx services
- Methodical and detailed functional performance test procedures
- Identification of deficiencies, system issues and areas for improvement
- Building automation system (BAS) trend analysis
- Stand-alone data logging
Benefits of UL’s retro-commissioning services
Our in-house certified commissioning agents (CxA) collaborate with your operations staff to facilitate and implement system modifications.
We help improve a building’s operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures and document the value of maintenance improvements and system reliability.
Our deep expertise in building systems operations, facility services and management analysis allows us to develop a comprehensive master energy and resource plan that anticipates scheduled and unplanned activities and tasks.
Contact us today to see if retro-commissioning your building can help save you money.