How Continuous Commissioning Impacts Building Performance

How Continuous Commissioning is Impacting Building Performance

Prior to continuous commissioning, also known as Automated Continuous Commissioning, commercial buildings after construction implemented a onetime fine-tuning or building optimization process. At the very best, these buildings were only being “optimized” periodically (Bi annually, yearly, etc.) as per schedule. This method of commissioning posed major questions among commercial building owners/managers, some of which were: What happens in the period …

Why You Should Transition to Continuous Commissioning

Why We Love the Transition to Continuous Commissioning and You Should Too

  What is continuous commissioning? The term continuous commissioning was coined by engineers at Energy Systems Lab in Texas A&M University to describe the process of measuring energy use and environmental data on an ongoing basis to improve the operations of the building. Typically buildings that have been retrofitted with various energy efficiency systems and improvements can be measured frequently …

10 Ways to Utilize Measurement and Verification Beyond Energy Performance Contracting

What is Measurement & Verification process?  “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” is a great saying to understand why we need measurement and metrics to demonstrate accountability and measure progress. This is very much applicable to energy performance contracts that are based on “Guaranteed savings”.  These guaranteed savings are measured using Measurement and Verification (M&V) techniques. Implementing M&V strategies …

Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency

Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency: Measurement & Verification (M&V) and Ongoing Commissioning

The world energy consumption is constantly rising. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the increase is well over 28% between 2015 and 2040. It is important to note that in commercial buildings, this number is even higher at nearly 40%. Add to this the pressure exerted by government agencies about depleting energy supplies and global climate change. To meet …

Is Submetering Worth the Investment

Submetering: How Does it Save Money, and Is it Worth the Investment?

Submetering building utility usage means measuring water, gas, and electrical usage below the level required for utility billing. This could mean recording usage data for individual buildings within a multi-building complex, individual tenants within an apartment building, individual systems within one building, or even individual devices within one facility.

Multiple commissioning types that can improve a facility's

The Various Types of Commissioning (Cx)

If you’re reading this blog post and aren’t quite sure what commissioning (Cx) is, read up on last week’s post here. If you already know about building commissioning, then you are ready to learn about the different commissioning types. While it is easy to assume that Cx is the same for every building, there are certain factors that determine which commissioning type is appropriate to use.

The Importance of Building Commissioning (Cx)

The Importance of Building Commissioning (Cx)

In the 2016 Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency indicator survey, 72 percent of respondents have plans to increase investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. “Going Green” and “Environmentally Friendly” are no longer newsworthy, trending headlines. Now, there is a growing focus on how to achieve energy efficiency in the most cost-effective way. This is where commissioning (Cx) comes in to play. …

3 IoT Smart Building Trends to Look Out For

Smart building technology has made numerous changes to facility and building management, and the Internet of Things helps this sector go one step further. Commercial buildings are the top market for IoT devices, at least until consumer devices reach the one billion mark sometime in 2018. As the IoT market matures, property and facility managers gain many ways to improve …