Summary of Typical CC Activities & Phases


Phase 1: Project Development


Step 1


  • Establish criteria and target campuses and/or buildings
  • Poor thermal comfort
  • Energy (in)efficiency
Step 2:

  • Define owner’s requirements
  • Identify major CC measures and associated costs and savings


Phase 2: Implementation and Verification


Step 1:

Develop CC plan

  • Develop detailed CC work plan
  • Identify the project team and clarify the duties of each team member
Step 2:

Develop baselines

  • Precisely document existing comfort & system conditions and existing energy performance
  • Document any problems, specifically valve hunting, disabled systems, operational problems, and frequently replaced parts.
Step 3:
Measurements and develop CC measures

  • Identify current operating schedules, set points, and problems
  • Develop solutions to existing problems as well as improved operation, control schedules, and set points
  • Develop and identify cost effective retrofit measures
Step 4:
Implement CC Measures

  • Obtain approval for each CC measure from the building owner’s representative prior to implementation
  • Implement solutions to existing operational and comfort problems
  • Implement and refine improved operation and control schedules
Step 5:
Document comfort improvements and savings

  • Document improved comfort conditions, system conditions, and energy performance
  • Savings analysis should follow the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol (IPMVP)
  • Comfort conditions should conform to appropriate guidelines/design documents such as ASHRAE
Step 6:
Continue commissioning

  • Maintained improved comfort and energy performance
  • Provide measured annual energy savings
  • Ongoing follow-up is essential if the savings are to be maintained at high levels