Re/Retro-Commissioning: Repairing a building’s systems to function like they were designed to
Building Commissioning is the preferred method for ensuring that building systems are installed and operating to provide maximum performance and in accordance with project requirements. Architecture and Engineering firms dominate the new construction commissioning market, and for good reason. They act as the owner’s agent – separate from the contract chain – and they have contractors from each trade who are required by the construction contract to make sure the building systems are operating as designed.
Hunton Services believes that after an Efficiency Assessment, Re/Retro-Commissioning (RCx) projects are the ideal second step to take when looking to upgrade a building’s systems. For many owners with inhouse service teams Architecture and Engineering firms have made excellent choice for a RCx agent. However, our customers who lack the staff to implement the recommendations often feel they end up with a report of things that are wrong, but with no action plan to fix them. Our team of engineers and analysts working alongside our technicians, allows a Hunton Services RCx report to identify what is wrong, explain why fixing it is important, and provide a proposal for us to fix it.
Hunton Services Engineered Site Assessment: Optimizing a building’s systems beyond the original design
The purpose of commissioning is to repair a building’s systems to function like they were designed to, but the functional needs of a building change over time. Where an Engineered Site Assessment differs from traditional commissioning is we will also provide a description of feasible energy efficiency measures (EEMs) you may wish to consider implementing.
Each of these measures are developed such that the report includes:
• A description of existing conditions
• A description of the proposed EEM
• Expected Annual savings associated with the EEM
• Expected cost to implement the EEM
• Simple payback or Return on Investment calculations
We provide Commissioning and Engineered Site Assessments for the following Systems:
• Lighting systems
• HVAC Systems and Controls
• Compressed Air Systems
• Electric Motors and Drives
• Process Systems
• Steam Systems
• Heat Recovery
• Renewable Energy Applications
• Building Envelope Upgrades