There is a broad consensus that buildings do not perform as well as they should. We feel it is imperative to look beyond where we are today to discover effective solutions that will really make buildings work. To be successful all sectors of the built environment need to be engaged in this process and we believe our work and connection to real building data can bring them together.
Typical commissioning is primarily comfort oriented, finished at the occupancy stage and does not include a performance assessment. RED CAR Analytics commissioning approach differs from traditional approaches; we like to say we “Commission for Performance”. We know performance verification is an ongoing continuous process executed during occupancy with the use of real building data.
Monitoring Based Cx
Building systems should operate at optimum levels long after commissioning. Too often buildings that were properly commissioned degrade in performance within the first few years. Monitoring Based Commissioning, "Persistent” Commissioning is built on collecting trend data from the building and providing recommendations of real value. As a living environment, buildings need annual checkups just like people, and even the best facility teams need solid engineering assistance to help keep their building operating to its potential.
Net Zero Energy Tracking and Support
Even with a good design, the goal of Zero Net Energy is not an easy target. Achieving this goal requires regular check-ins and troubleshooting to stay on track. Let us help you stay on track!
Performance Engineering Services
- Monitoring-Based Commissioning
- Measurement and Verification
- Net Zero Performance Tracking & Support
- Building Operator Training
- Building Systems Performance & Diagnostics
- Startup and Acceptance Criteria
ASHRAE JOURNAL, August 2009
“While we can build the seemingly most efficient buildings, that means nothing if we cannot keep them operating efficiently. We need to learn why buildings' performance typically deteriorate 30% in the first four years of operation and the role commissioning or retro-commissioning can play to reduce that performance decay.”