Building Commissioning Key To Energy Efficiency Improvements

According to a recent Navigant Research report, increasing regulatory requirements are expected to raise the incidence of this practice.


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According to a recent Navigant Research report, increasing regulatory requirements are expected to raise the incidence of this practice.
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Question Of The Week: Building Commissioning Strategies?

Building Commissioning Key To Energy Efficiency Improvements

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A recent report from Navigant Research examines the global market for building optimization and commissioning services, including global market forecasts, segmented by service type, building type, and region, through 2024. As energy efficiency continues to be a high priority in construction and facility operations, more complex equipment and solutions are emerging that promise reduced energy consumption, less waste, and better operation. Building optimization and commissioning services—quality assurance measures that can help meet operational and energy efficiency goals—are expanding with this growing emphasis, notes Navigant’s summary of its report.

“Originating in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1960s and 1970s as a quality assurance measure for new buildings, the building commissioning process has yet to experience major technological changes,” said Benjamin Freas, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “However, the increased use of services such as monitoring-based commissioning, integration into building information modeling, and others like cloud-based management of documents have the potential to improve both the commissioning process itself and building operations as a whole.”

According to the Navigant report, “Building Optimization and Commissioning Services,” the practice remains a rare globally, though in regions where commissioning has already experienced strong adoption, additional regulatory requirements are expected to increase the number of buildings being commissioned. An increased global focus on energy efficiency, as well as a growing number of examples of commissioning success, is also expected to generate demand.

Do you utilize commissioning when a new building comes online? And have you had retrocommisioning performed on existing facilities? In terms of energy efficiency and/or equipment maintenance, have you reaped significant benefits? And, if you don’t have commissioning performed at your buildings, what is preventing you from doing so?

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