Retro-Commissioning (NYC LL87)
Retro-Commissioning (Cx) is a process that improves the efficiency of an existing building’s equipment and systems. It can often resolve problems that have occurred during design and/or construction. As well as, Retro-commissioning will address problems that have developed throughout the building’s life as equipment has aged or as building usage has changed. This involves systemic evaluations of opportunities to improve energy-using systems.
Why is Retro-Commissioning important?
— Small problems have big effects on performance —
Buildings frequently undergo operational and occupancy changed that challenge the mechanical, electrical and control systems, hindering optimal performance. In today’s complex buildings, systems are highly interactive, with sophisticated controls that can create a trickle-down effect on building operations. All building’s can experience performance degradation over time.
Hence, it is vital to constantly monitor the equipment and fix the errors that may be preventing optimal performance of the building.
Purpose of Retro-Cx:
- Verify that a facility and its systems meet the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
- Enhance building performance by saving energy and reducing operational costs
- Identify and resolve building system operation, control and maintenance problems
- Reduce or eliminate occupant complaints and increase tenant satisfaction
- Improve indoor environmental comfort and quality + Reduce associated liability
- Document system operations
- Analyze the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) personnel training needs and provide such training
- Minimize operational risk and increase asset value
- Extend equipment life-cycle
- Ensure the persistence of improvements over the building’s life
- Address code issues
- Lifetime improved building systems efficiency & extended equipment use
- Improved occupancy comfort & productivity
- Enhanced building operation
- Documented building condition & deficiencies
- List of recommendations for improvements
- A road map for capital improvements
- Potentially reduced carbon footprint
Even more, NYC Local Law 87 requires an energy audit. This is an inspection, survey, analysis, and report of energy flows to improve energy efficiency in a building. Local Law 87 is viewed as an invaluable tool towards improving building operations and achieving real energy savings.
Our experts go in the field to examine investment opportunities firsthand. At The Cotocon Group, we have experts that can help you identify and comply with Local Law 87 and take care of your Retro-Commissioning requirements.
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