What is the Return on Investment (ROI) of Commissioning (Cx)?
Commissioning is an integrated, systematic process to ensure that all building systems perform interactively according to the design intent and per the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). How can an Owner or Manager keep facilities under optimal operating conditions while validating the system requirements have been met? Buildings that have never been commissioned are prone to higher energy, operations, and maintenance costs, but what is the true cost? Thorough commissioning is a risk-management strategy that ensures building owners receive an ROI when constructing or retrofitting a building. Commissioning detects problems before they become an expensive repair. Commissioned buildings operate with a series of pre-defined metrics resulting in an ROI of 16% median energy savings and 1.1 years of energy payback.