Retrocommissioning

Retrocommissioning (RCx) 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 consume 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, we have accomplished system updates and upgrades in 40+ campus buildings for an average energy reduction of 28%. As of November 2012 approximately 6.1 million gross square feet, 105 football fields, or 48% of the campus academic space have benefited from RCx. Check out our latest progress chart.