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Application of Innovative Technologies During Continuous Commissioning
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This paper demonstrates the implementation of new innovative technologies during continuous commissioning practices to improve building operations and reduce energy costs. A 30-year-old typical commercial building with a floor area of about 49,436 square feet was used as a case study building. The new technologies are a variable speed drive volumetric tracking method for building pressure control, a recently developed fan airflow measurement method for duct static pressure reset, and a new operational strategy based on the current variable chilled water flow technology. The results showed that these technologies improve building operation and maintenance and significantly reduce energy costs. The building energy consumption has been reduced by 48% based on monthly utility bills, of which 32% are contributed to the Continuous Commissioning savings.
Joo, I. S.; Liu, M.; Wang, J.; Hansen, K. (2003). Application of Innovative Technologies During Continuous Commissioning. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from