Retrocommissioning is changing the face of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
What is Retrocommissioning at Illinois? Retrocommissioning is an in-depth analysis of a building's HVAC systems and controls with a view to restoring or optimizing conditions for energy conservation, sustainability, and client comfort satisfaction.
Why is Retrocommissioning important? Deferred maintenance is taking a toll on campus buildings and this backlog of maintenance is proven to waste energy and indebt University finances. RCx is a dedicated effort to help the campus address this formidable challenge.
What has Retrocommissioning done? Since August of 2007, the RCx team has grown from 5 to 17 skilled members. As a whole, they have accomplished system updates and upgrades in 35 campus buildings for an average energy reduction of 29%. As of November 2012 approximately 5.4 million gross square feet, 113 football fields, or 42% of the campus academic space have benefitted from RCx. Check out their latest progress chart here.
RCx is dedicated to “Saving the planet, one building at a time.”