Age takes its toll on everyone and everything, and buildings are no exception. Utility costs creep steadily higher, things go wrong more often, and temperatures gets increasingly uncomfortable and erratic as energy efficiency declines.
Owners are eventually forced to address issues, and their instinct is often to replace a building’s lighting or air-conditioning system – projects that can involve a huge investment cost and a long construction period.
But there is a cheaper, intelligent alternative that is faster and yet just as efficient – and for many buildings, retro-commissioning is the key to a longer, healthier life.
Retro-commissioning is a systematic process to optimise a building’s operational performance without the need to replace existing equipment. It allows businesses to save energy in buildings more quickly with a shorter investment payback period.
Revitalising urban skylines
CLP introduced its Retro-Commissioning Charter Programme in May to encourage more businesses to implement retro-commissioning solutions in their properties and contribute to long-term urban decarbonisation.