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  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmental qual...

  • Policies & Strategies

    This section is devoted to the broad policies and strategies covering the whole government or entire agencies, services or bureaus, which set the co...
  • Sustainable Sites

    Choosing a building's site and managing that site during construction are important to ensure a project’s sustainability. Environmentally r...

  • Building Systems Upgrades

    This page details Sustainable Strategies to consider as your space undergoes a building system upgrade to improve energy, water use, and occupant co...

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Retro-Commissioning

Retro-commissioning is commissioning of a building that has never been or was not fully commissioned at its completion. It includes developing a building operation plan that identifies current operating requirements and needs, conducting tests to determine whether building systems are performing optimally in accordance with the plan, and making any necessary repairs or changes.

DOE EERE | Commissioning for Federal Facilities

Building Commissioning Association

Whole Building Systems

  • Lighting - Green Tips

    Commission all lighting systems including controls to ensure they are performing as required and create a retro-commissioning to maintain the desire...

  • Lighting - Green Tips

    Retro-commission lighting controls to ensure that they continue to work as expected and are not obscured by new furniture arrangements.

  • Lighting - Operations and Maintenance

    The integrative design process doesn’t end when the lighting upgrade is installed. It is important to commission the new lighting technologies and d...

  • Water - Energy Independence and Security Act (2007)

    The Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) requires facility managers, as defined by the act, to complete comprehensive water evaluations throu...

  • Lighting - Energy Use

    By consuming 17% of the building’s total electricity consumption and further influencing overall energy demand by the waste heat it emits, lig...

  • HVAC - Commissioning

    The process of ensuring that your building is operating properly starts with commissioning. In general, commissioning is the process of ensuring tha...

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