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Existing buildings show a median commissioning cost of US$.27 per ft2, energy savings of 15%, and a simple payback period of .7 years.


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Summary

With retro-commissioning, we could reduce energy use in our building stock by 15%. The low cost of retro-commissioning makes it accessible to any property and could dramatically reduce enegy use and thus carbon emmissions. 


Category of the action

Building efficiency: Physical Action


What actions do you propose?

Retro-Commissioning


Who will take these actions?

Energy services firms


Where will these actions be taken?

Globally


How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?

15%


What are other key benefits?

Reduced operations cost, improved quality inside buildings, and higher property values


What are the proposal’s costs?

Vary


Time line

Now


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References

http://www.energystar.gov/buildings/sites/default/uploads/tools/EPA_BUM_CH5_RetroComm.pdf?056d-c2bf