How Technology Can Streamline the Retrocommissioning Process


Buildings often go through a commissioning process when they are built. But over time, equipment gets replaced or degrades and systems stop working as well as when they were originally designed. That is why retrocommissioning has become an important process for building managers and owners. Doing a deep dive into buildings that have experienced wear – or simply normal usage – is an opportunity to not only repair system degradation but to actually boost the building to a level of efficiency higher than when it was first built. Ironically, it isn’t the oldest buildings that are the best candidates for retrocommissioning. Those properties often require substantial physical equipment replacement before retrocommissioning can become a meaningful factor. On the other hand, it’s newer buildings, ones that were perhaps built with efficiency in mind but that have since found themselves performing poorly through simple everyday use, that are the best candidates for the approach.

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