Category Archives: Retrocommissioning Findings

These posts follow various retrocommissioning findings from discovery through implementation, verification and persistence.

Pneumatic Controls Resources

Author’s Note: I originally published this post on March 3, 2013.  At that time, all of the resources I mention below were loaded up in “the cloud” on a Google Drive.  Since that time, I have created the commissioning resources … Continue reading

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Condenser Water Systems, Air Entrainment, and Pump Cavitation

This post is the result of a discussion I was having as the result of a comment made on a previous post about commissioning a condenser water system.  The initial question was to ask if the solution I had suggested … Continue reading

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Retrocommissioning Findings: Reducing Boiler Purge Cycle Losses–How I Obtained My Results

This post expands on what I did in the final section of the last post to show how I arrived at the answers I arrived at. Before proceeding, I want to emphasize that what I am about to show is … Continue reading

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Retrocommissioning Findings: Reducing Boiler Purge Cycle Losses

Greetings after another break in the action in terms of my posting rate.  As those of you who follow this blog know, sometimes, I get pretty busy and since writing this is not exactly my “day job’, my posting rate … Continue reading

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Aliasing and Other Factors Affecting the Accuracy of Field Data

One of the challenges we face when we work with building systems is capturing enough sufficiently accurate data to paint a true picture of what is going on.  This is harder than it sounds for a number of reasons, including … Continue reading

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Using Scatter Plots to Assess Building Performance–Part 7

A number of these posts have focused on a data cloud for an office/training facility located in Monterey California.  Much of the work associated with the examples I have used occurred as a part of a field class where we … Continue reading

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Using Scatter Plots to Assess Building Performance–Part 6

While teaching a class earlier today, I realized that there were a couple of useful techniques that I had yet to illustrate in terms of working with scatter plots.  These techniques are particularly useful in that they allow you to … Continue reading

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