The cost-effectiveness of commissioning Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • A report of a major study which compiled and synthesized extensive published and unpublished data from building-commissioning projects undertaken across the United States is presented. Commissioning is one of the most cost-effective means of improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings. As buildings become more complex and utilize more advanced technologies, the incidence of problems and need for commissioning will only increase, hence, amplifying the need for and value of commissioning. As technologies, controls, and their applications become more complex in an effort to capture greater energy savings, the value of commissioning will rise.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mills, E., Bourassa, N., Piette, M. A., Friedman, H., Haasl, T., Powell, T., & Claridge, D.

publication date

  • October 2005