Retro-commissioning is very similar to retrofits in that both seek to improve appliances and systems in a building in order to bring the facility to an increased state of efficiency. When considering energy usage and management its extremely important to be able to differentiate and target certain buildings that use more energy than others in order to help reduce costs. Fortunately, a very promising project has just begun called Telkonet that streamlines the individual heating and air conditioning units present in each dorm room. This has the potential of more than 20% savings on the annual energy bill.
Read more about recommendations for residence hall retro-commissioning in Chapter 6 of the audit, written by Mia Montanile