Perhaps you’ve heard the term “commissioning” associated with new buildings such as data centers. When the building is complete and all systems are up and running, the building gets commissioned and is ready for use. But one of the courses in Schneider Electric’s free online education program Energy University makes it clear that’s only one instance.
The course, “Commissioning for Energy Efficiency,” explains that in addition to new construction commissioning, the process can also be used periodically, such as after a renovation or retrofit, to ensure a building is operating as intended. Some companies use a process called “continuous commissioning” to ensure optimal energy use, comfort levels and to resolve operating problems. In short, you can conduct the building commissioning process anytime