Ken Rackowski, Executive VP of Fairbanks Energy Services’ Control’s Division, recently contributed to Commercial Property Executive’s viewpoints Section, which is their forum for guest columns and commentary. In the article titled “Retrocommissioning Reconsidered”, Ken highlights how improving your facility's infrastructures, equipment and energy systems can yield very significant returns.
Despite requiring a considerable investment of time and capital, retrocommissioning benefits are numerous. Besides the clear advantages of fixed and updated equipment specifically targeted to the facility’s needs, retrocommissioning can also yield the following:
- Lower maintenance costs
- Increased energy savings
- Better indoor air quality
- Longer equipment lifespans
- Improved equipment productivity
- Fewer change orders
- Financial savings
Building Managers are often hesitant to take this approach, due to the complexity it may bring. Because of this, Rackowski recommends consulting a
qualified firm capable of performing an energy audit, in order to identify the benefits that retrocommissioning might bring to the table.
At Fairbanks Energy Services, we offer a professional, no-cost energy audit along with a report with initial findings and estimates of costs and savings.