Equipment commissioning is the process of assuring that all systems and components of a building are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner and tenants. A commissioning process may be applied not only to new projects but also to existing units and systems subject to expansion, renovation or revamping.
Even when equipment is commissioned to ensure the optimal settings, there is an inevitable performance drift that occurs over time. These changes in how the equipment operates leads to wasted energy, supoptimal output, and a higher liklihood of malfunction over time.
Though retrocommissioning has gained some traction, more landlords are opting to utilize real time energy monitoring to continuously commission equipment. This process allows building operators to make adjustments the moment an issue occurs, or when performance drops below a defined threshold.