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Monitoring-Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects

  • Author(s): Mills, Evan
  • Mathew, Paul
  • et al.
Abstract

Buildings rarely perform as intended, resulting in energy use that is higher than anticipated. Building commissioning has emerged as a strategy for remedying this problem in non-residential buildings. Complementing traditional hardware-based energy savings strategies, commissioning is a “soft” process of verifying performance and design intent and correcting deficiencies. Through an evaluation of a series of field projects, this report explores the efficacy of an emerging refinement of this practice, known as monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx).

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