California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE)
Monitoring-Based Commissioning: Benchmarking Analysis of 24 UC/CSU/IOU Projects
- Author(s): Mills, Evan
- Mathew, Paul
- et al.
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).