FREE RETRO-COMMISSIONING WORKSHOP
TUESDAY, JULY 24TH, 8:00-9:30 AM
OFFICES OF OUR TOWN BELFAST (BELFAST MINI MALL, 171 HIGH STREET, SUITE 6)
The City of Belfast, Our Town Belfast, and the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to invite you to a Retro-commissioning workshop on Tuesday, July 24th, from 8:00-9:30 AM at the offices of Our Town Belfast (The Mall on High Street, 171 High Street, Suite 6, Belfast). Representatives from the Camden-based Cordjia Capital Projects Group will be present to discuss retro-commissioning services that their firm provides to building owners, as well as potential funding opportunities through Efficiency Maine that can help to offset retro-commissioning costs. This is a free event open to the public; coffee and donuts will be provided.
FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RETRO-COMMISSIONING:
What is Retro-Commissioning?
Retro-commissioning is a process that seeks to optimize how existing building equipment and systems function together. Depending on the age of the building, retro-commissioning can often resolve problems that occurred during design or construction, or address problems that have developed throughout the building’s life. In all, retro-commissioning improves a building’s operations and maintenance (“O&M”) procedures to enhance overall building performance.
Why is Retro-Commissioning Important?
Buildings frequently undergo operational and occupancy changes that challenge the mechanical, electrical and controls systems, hindering optimal performance. Additionally, in today’s complex buildings, systems are highly interactive with sophisticated control systems that can create a trickle-down effect on building operations – small problems have big effects on performance. Unfortunately, most buildings have never gone through any type of commissioning process, and even well-constructed buildings experience performance degradation over time. No matter how well building operators and service contractors maintain equipment, if it operates inefficiently or more often than needed, energy waste and reliability problems can occur.
What are the Benefits of Retro-Commissioning?
Everyone benefits from retro-commissioning; the many documented benefits resulting from retro-commissioning include:
- Improved system operation – beyond preventive maintenance
- Improved equipment performance
- Increased O&M staff capabilities and expertise
- Increased asset value
- Energy savings
- Improved occupant comfort
- Improved indoor environmental quality
- Improved building documentation