Retro-commissioning seeks to identify operational improvements that will increase occupant comfort and save energy.
Retro-commissioning applies a systematic investigative process for improving and optimizing a building’s operation and maintenance (O&M). Retro-commissioning occurs after construction, as an independent process and is typically applied to buildings that have not previously been commissioned.
It is a holistic and systematic process intended not only to optimize how equipment and systems operate, but also to optimize how the systems function together. Typically, the evaluation is consistent with ASHRAE Level 2 energy audit and most often focuses on dynamic energy-consuming systems, with the goal of reducing energy waste, obtaining energy cost savings, and identifying and addressing existing problems.
Benefits of retro-commissioning include identification of system operating, control, and maintenance issues; reduction of maintenance cost and premature equipment failure; reduction of energy cost and waste; documentation of building systems; training of maintenance staff; and collecting data for long-term planning and maintenance budgeting.
Our Clients Say…
"It is a pleasure to work with the K2M Team. The team held to their project timeline, met with the county Superintendents to complete a thorough overview of our structures and land, met with elected officials and department heads to consider our thoughts, concerns and ideas, and delivered options that we are very pleased with!"
Allen County Ohio Board of Commissioners (Jay Begg, Cory Noonan, Greg Sneary)
"The documents and concepts prepared by K2M has proven to be a valuable resource for long term capital planning and implementation. It was apparent from the very start of this endeavor that the vast experience and understanding, as well as local knowledge provided the County and City a valuable resource."
Mike Dever, Cuyahoga County
"It is amazing that year after year this massive assessment gets better and better. We value our partnership with K2M."
Ron Dilustro, NASA PM
"We are very happy with the work performed by K2M Design. The team is very thorough. The timing was excellent and the diligence shown was great. This team has delivered on all of their promises."
Jason Boyd, County Administer, Lake County & Chuck Klco, Building and Grounds Superintendent, Lake County
"Please accept this expression of my deepest appreciation to the members of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Court Accessibility Team (K2M Design) for their persistent, meticulous, and hard-working efforts to survey the accessibility of court facilities within your circuit. I recognize the tremendous workload associated with this project, and I am grateful for the energy and resources devoted to this important endeavor."
R. Fred Lewis, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Florida
"Thank you for the fast turnaround. DVS are happy with the assessments and are using data from them in their current capital request. Not only that, but DVS reported that the K2M inspection staff were very professional."
Joseph Macneil, Planning Manager
K2M on GSA Schedule
K2M Design is a GSA Schedule Contract Holder on the Federal Supply Schedule for Facilities Maintenance and Management (03FAC) Solutions for Real Property.