Study quantifies economic benefits of comissioning

Evan Mills, PhD, staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), has 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 st...

08/01/2009


Evan Mills, PhD, staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), has 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.

Read more about it on Michael Ivanovich's "Give and Take" blog on www.csemag.com .





No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
Designing for energy efficiency; Understanding and applying NFPA 101 for mission critical facilities; Integrating commissioning and testing for fire alarm systems; Optimizing unitary pumping solutions
Economics of HVAC systems; NFPA 110-2016; Designing and choosing modular data centers
Combined heat and power; Assessing replacement of electrical systems; Energy codes and lighting; Salary Survey; Fan efficiency
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing Arc Flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
Putting COPS into context; Designing medium-voltage electrical systems; Planning and designing resilient, efficient data centers; The nine steps of designing generator fuel systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
click me