Glumac Ongoing Building Commissioning


How Ongoing Building Commissioning Could Benefit Your Manufacturing Operation

You may have had your building and manufacturing process undergo a thorough commissioning process when you designed and constructed your building. Good job!  You are certainly enjoying all the benefits of building commissioning year after year after year — or are you? 

When you buy a new car and the service light comes on, you wouldn’t dare not bring the car in for service. Like an automobile, you need to perform periodic tuneups in order to keep your building and manufacturing systems running smoothly and energy efficiently.  

Because once a building is in operation, the total energy use will increase as the efficiency of the building systems gradually decrease. 

Re-commissioning your building systems every three to five years results in the past has proven the best way to keep your building systems operating at peak efficiency. 

But with new technology, there is another option to consider — and it potentially could save you even more and extend your building’s life even longer.  

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Instead of waiting up to five years to recommission your systems, what if you could identify operating inefficiencies that lead to increase energy use as they happen, in real time? The building industry has been moving toward exactly this type of program by the name of ongoing commissioning. 

What is Ongoing Building Commissioning?  

Ongoing commissioning is a continuous process that tracks, measures and analyzes a buildings operational data over time, in real-time. This allows for building owners to continually operate their systems at high efficiency, thereby lowering energy use and costs and increasing the company’s profits.   

The ongoing building commissioning process is a natural complement to the commissioning (or retro-commissioning) process, and it starts in the design phase of the project.   

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