Continuous Commissioning® of an airport rental car facility Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents the Continuous Commissioning®1 (CC®) of a rental car facility at a major airport. The CC process was carried out by highly skilled engineers who quickly zeroed in on sub-optimal operating strategies that waste energy, and developed and implemented optimal control strategies which in this case include improving the zone temperature control; resetting supply air temperature and duct static pressure; reducing excessive outside air flow, adjusting the terminal box air flow settings, improving the economizer cycle control; modifying the return air fan control algorithm; and optimizing the chiller plant operation. The whole process was carried out in less than four months. Analysis shows that annual energy cost savings are $106,000, or 18% of the whole building utility consumption, giving a payback of approximately one year on total project cost.

published proceedings

  • World Energy Engineering Congress 2005, WEEC 2005

author list (cited authors)

  • Wei, G., Giebler, T., Zeig, G., Yazdani, B., Turner, D., Baltazar, J. C., & Dennis, J.

complete list of authors

  • Wei, G||Giebler, T||Zeig, G||Yazdani, B||Turner, D||Baltazar, JC||Dennis, J

publication date

  • December 2005