New Construction Commissioning
The newest research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), updated 2018 study, and the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) shows that building commissioning remains a cost-effective way to improve the operation of your building while lowering energy use and mitigating other risks associated with poor building performance. The study provides the world’s largest and most current resource of commissioning cost and benefit data for commercial buildings.
Among the findings:
* Cx projects in existing buildings offered reliable cost-effective savings with a median simple payback of 2.2 years.
* Data on new construction Cx projects showed lower costs in 2018 compared to LBNL’s 2009 study, both in cost per square foot (median of $0.82 compared to $1.16 in 2009) and cost as a percent of overall construction cost (median of 0.25% compared to 0.57% in 2009).
* The top 4 reasons for implementing Cx in existing building have remained the same since 2009:
* Capturing energy savings
* Ensuring system performance
* Improving thermal comfort
* Maintaining proper indoor air quality
* Cx providers are reporting higher profitability, suggesting significant productivity improvements in the delivery of Cx services.