Retro Commissioning and Building Recommissioning

A Whole System Assessment for Existing Buildings

Retro Commissioning Evaluation

Over the years, general wear and tear on a building’s systems, as well as changes in technology and operational use can mean a significant loss in efficiency and performance. The best way to resolve this is to conduct a building recommissioning (for buildings that were previously commissioned) or retro commissioning (for buildings that were not previously commissioned). These commissions provide a holistic and in-depth evaluation of how efficiently the building’s systems such as HVAC, building automation, water, and lighting are functioning and how well the systems are working together. After an assessment, recommendations are made on what can be done to improve energy use and optimize performance for occupants and owners. This can include cleaning, system resetting, repair or replacement of parts, or even energy-saving retrofits.

If you want to improve energy consumption, or if your building’s systems are not meeting the demands of your operations, PRIDE Industries can help you to assess and improve your building’s performance. We are LEED certified with know-how on all aspects of green building, as well as NEECS, NCARB and PMP accredited. So, whether it’s recommissioning or retro commissioning, increasing energy efficiency with retrofits, or resetting and optimizing building systems for a different operation–we have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goals.

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Engineering, Environmental and Construction Management Services

Whether you’re adding a new building, retrofitting an existing asset, dismantling and recycling your obsolete infrastructure, or even looking to outsource all your engineering and environmental needs, you can count on PRIDE Industries to provide you with a full spectrum of services. 

With our long history of work for the federal government, we can navigate even the most obscure federal and local requirements so that you can focus on your core business. You can count on us to handle the planning, permitting, approvals, and commissioning and compliance processes from beginning to end. We will also alert you to potential problems, so you don’t have to worry about environmental enforcement actions

If you are considering a new project, our licensed engineers can provide solutions or develop project packages for all your infrastructure needs. Our CAD capabilities give you virtual access to your infrastructure’s details. On the ground, our state-of-the-art inspection programs and construction management protocols ensure your projects get done on time and within budget.

Advanced Mapping Capabilities

Our GIS and CAD capabilities give you virtual access to every detail of your infrastructure at a moment’s notice.

Engineering Project Management

Our licensed engineers can provide solutions or develop project packages for all your infrastructure needs.

Construction Management

State-of-the-art inspection programs and construction management protocols ensure your projects get done on time and within budget.

Real Property Management

Maintain the accountability of existing infrastructure through proper labeling and categorization of your real property.

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Count on our regulatory expertise in environmental compliance and SHPO requirements to keep your facilities up to code.

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Retro Commissioning or Building Recommissioning Questions

Building retro-commissioning is a thorough evaluation of the mechanical systems for a building not previously commissioned when it was constructed. The process involves testing the building’s systems to identify any issues or inefficiencies that need to be addressed to improve performance and energy consumption.

The difference between retro-commissioning and recommissioning mostly comes down to the difference in the building being evaluated. Both involve the thorough evaluation of the building’s systems to assess inefficiencies and optimize the building’s energy performance. Retro-commissioning is testing for buildings not previously commissioned whereas recommissioning is testing designed for buildings that were commissioned previously as a means to re-verify the performance of the systems.

Poor operating performance will cost your business so bringing functionality back is vital. Retro-commissioning is a means to do this. Remedies revealed by a retro-commission to optimize your building’s performance can range from cleaning to a complete retrofit, so obviously, cost or investment can vary greatly. Consult a professional who can offer specific details about improving energy efficiency and performance for your facility and operations.

Recommissioning is the process of re-verifying and optimizing the performance of an existing building that has previously undergone commissioning. Recommissioning is typically done every few years to ensure that the building’s systems operate as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Similar to building recommissioning, HVAC recommissioning is the re-evaluation of the system to identify inefficiencies and optimize performance.

Recommissioning (whether the building or just the HVAC system) is the best way to ensure systems are functioning smoothly and at peak performance. Over time systems incur wear and tear that cause changes in efficiency and “drift” in HVAC systems. Regular maintenance and recommissioning will benefit your business by prolonging the systems’ lifespan, reducing energy costs, and avoiding lackluster operations.

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