Over time, once properly commissioned facilities will begin to operate less than optimally. Even with well-trained staff maintaining them, system components can fail and go unnoticed for years. Additionally, some control systems can be overly complex and are overridden by staff looking for an easy “fix” to building problems. Both situations can be identified and the pathway to correct them put in place during the retrocommissioning process.
Griffith Engineering’s engineers physically test and verify the operation of all major and minor components of your building systems. Our experienced staff can also combine the retrocommissioning process with a high level energy auditing effort, so that in addition to testing and investigating existing system operations, we can provide recommendations on control and system improvements that will help save energy. In many cases, these are low or no cost measures that result in quick payback.
We recommend that retrocommissioning always be accompanied by training whether it be from your design engineers or from a company like our that understands building systems.