Retro-commissioning

Retro-commissioning (RCx)

Updates in building systems integration that improves
and maximizes operational efficiency

Retro-commissioning or RCx is a process of analyzing and optimizing the integration of building systems and equipment. The experts at Chateau Energy Solutions do this partly to ensure that facilities meet current requirements, while also rectifying flaws in design or construction, calibrating equipment, and resolving degradation issues that accumulate over a building’s lifetime.

Although energy waste is common, most buildings have never been through the proper RCx process. Even well-constructed buildings experience performance degradation over time due to operational and occupancy changes. Even if equipment is maintained on a regular schedule, if the system doesn’t operate efficiently as a whole, or it operates more often than necessary, then energy waste and reliability problems occur.

The benefits of retro-commissioning can be extensive. Altogether, the engineers at Chateau improve building operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures in order to enhance building performance. This process has been shown time and again to reduce energy costs and introduce other benefits like improved occupant comfort and reduced maintenance costs.

Retro-commissioning benefits include:

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Lower operating and maintenance costs
  • Improved system operation
  • Improved equipment performance
  • Increased asset value
  • Increased equipment life
  • Improved Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
  • Increased occupant comfort

Even small flaws can have a big impact on building performance. Chateau has a team of retro-commissioning experts that have a specialized understanding of how systems operate and insights into how the proper use of energy management and integration revitalizes building performance.

Since every building is unique, Chateau Energy Solutions believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to energy management. Let our highly qualified RCx experts help you through the retro-commissioning process from start to finish.

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