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The Business and Technical Case for Continuous Commissioning for Enhanced Building Operations
This paper presents both the business and the technical case for the Continuous Commissioning (CC) of large, institutional buildings for building optimization. Continuous Commissioning is defined as the ongoing process to resolve operating problems, improve comfort, optimize energy use, and identify retrofits in existing commercial and institutional buildings, and central plant facilities. It is also known as retro-commissioning. A summary of the Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) experience at Texas A&M University since 1991 will also be presented. The CC process described in this paper has been sucessfully applied in over 80 large and medium-sized buildings by the ESL, with accumulated savings in excess of $70 million [U.S.] since 1991. The practice is growing rapidly in the U.S. and has proven very cost effective.
Verdict, M. (2006). The Business and Technical Case for Continuous Commissioning for Enhanced Building Operations. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from