City Council approves new building code regulations making Chicago one of the first major cities in the U.S. to exceed the 2021 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). (Learn more about this new code.)
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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