Report quantifies costs, benefits of commissioning
Michael Ivanovich's blog highlights a LBNL report that quantifies the costs and benefits of commissioning.
Evan Mills, PhD, staff
scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), has just released an
important report quantifying the costs and benefits of commissioning: "Building
Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse
Based on data from 37
commissioning providers representing 643 buildings comprising 99 million sq ft
of floor space from 26 states the median cost for new-construction Cx amounted
to $1.16 and would save13% on whole-building energy consumption. For existing
buildings, the median cost amounted to $0.30 and median whole-building energy
savings amounted to 16%. Payback times are 4.2 years for new construction, and
1.1 years for existing buildings.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey