Retro Commissioning (RCx)
What is RCx? Simply put, it is technical systematic process
performed on an existing building to ensure the building and its systems are
optimized to interact efficiently to meet the building occupants operational
Why should you consider RCx for your building? RCx will
typically pay for itself in reduced operational costs, higher occupant
productivity, fewer "trouble calls," increased employee/tenant retention and
will do so in less than three years on average. RCx typically will increase
comfort and reduce your energy costs. RCx is Green. It is an essential part
of the strategy for combating CO2 emissions and is a key ingredient in any
USGBC LEED rated building.
WHV believes very strongly in RCx. We
believe it is a winning solution and a "WIN" for all involved.
A WIN For the owner, a building that functions
correctly, decreases operational costs, pays for RCx from operational
savings in a short time and reduces their "carbon footprint."
A WIN For the contractor, the satisfaction of
solving a buildings real issues, not just dealing with its symptoms.
A WIN For all of us; as a step in the direction of
energy independence and reduced environmental impact.
WHV is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive, team of expert RCx
services to our customers because we have the in-house services required to
perform RCx; Heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), roofing,
Service and diagnostic of all building mechanical systems, Test and balance
(TAB) of mechanical systems, Temperature control systems/building automation
systems and Mechanical engineering PE on staff. WHV has the RCx Team
prepared and ready.
RCx is a holistic approach to correcting a buildings issues, meaning that it
encompasses all of the building including the building envelope systems,
lighting, electrical systems, plumbing, fire protection, as well as the
systems referred to in the paragraph above, and doesn't simply focus on
symptoms. WHV has the training, tooling and certification required to be
able to provide a building owner with a repeatable, certifiable,
standardized method to Retro Commission their building.
WHV is certified by NEBB in the discipline of commissioning buildings. We
are certified to commission HVAC, temperature control systems, plumbing
systems and fire protection sprinkler systems. WHV has long been certified
by NEBB in the TAB for air and hydronic systems and we are experts in
roofing and building envelope systems.
Our method of performing commissioning is not just an expensive energy study
of your building that will most likely confirm what you already knew. Our
method of commissioning is "boots on the ground." We will be in your
building looking at, and in all parts of it. We will be above ceilings, in
mechanical rooms, in crawl spaces and on the roof. We will make "quick
fixes" for immediate results where possible, as we perform the investigative
phase of RCx. We will be taking infrared thermographic images of your
building envelope systems, your roof, etc. We will be data logging
temperatures, humidity, lighting levels, CO2, and CO throughout your
building. When we have completed your RCx study, you will know what the
as-found conditions are. You will know what remedial actions it will take to
have your building meet your operational needs. You will know what those
remedial actions will cost and what their potential payback is. We will
guide you as Corrective actions are performed, and we will be there for you
in the warranty phase and beyond to ensure that your building continues to
perform as you expect it to.
WHV is also able to provide Commissioning services (Cx) for your new
building. Working for you as an owners representative from the Design phase
through the Warranty phase, we will ensure that you are delivered a building
that meets your specifications, and that all of the buildings systems work
together to optimize operational efficiency.
Energy utilities and Governmental units believe in Rcx and Cx so strongly,
that many of them are offering significant Rebates and Tax credits. We can
help you determine if those are available for your project.
Call us at
800.657.6923 Our team of
specialists are ready
to assist you. No matter how large or small your projects
are, Winona Heating and Ventilating can help. We are committed to quality and