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As offices rebound from the global pandemic, ESD’s Practice Leader for Commissioning and Energy+Eco Saagar Patel says now may be the perfect time to reevaluate office systems.
In a recent article for Commercial Property Executive magazine, Patel makes the case for retro-commissioning as a way for building owners and operators to reduce costs and improve the office environment. In “Going Retro for Workplace Safety, Efficiency,” Patel says retro-commissioning today can be just as important to creating a verifiable healthy and safe work environment as it is to reducing operational and maintenance expenses.
The article also outlines steps for creating an action plan for a retro-commissioning review of facility operations and systems, including inspections of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment, calibration settings for sensors and dampers, and a list of recommended capital improvement projects.
Saagar Patel freely shares his knowledge, experience, and passion for improving society through articles like this.
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