Report quantifies costs, benefits of commissioning

Michael Ivanovich's blog highlights a LBNL report that quantifies the costs and benefits of commissioning.



Evan Mills, PhD, staff

scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), has just released an

important report quantifying the costs and benefits of commissioning: "Building

Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse

Gas Emissions."


Based on data from 37

commissioning providers representing 643 buildings comprising 99 million sq ft

of floor space from 26 states the median cost for new-construction Cx amounted

to $1.16 and would save13% on whole-building energy consumption. For existing

buildings, the median cost amounted to $0.30 and median whole-building energy

savings amounted to 16%. Payback times are 4.2 years for new construction, and

1.1 years for existing buildings.


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