Due to an understandably high level of concern as the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads, MAEEP has decided to POSTPONE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Training Overview:

Retro-commissioning (RCx) and monitoring‐based commissioning (MBCx) have been used to provide low‐cost energy savings in commercial and institutional facilities for some time now, with various degrees of success. Whether these are one‐time RCx efforts, a mix of RCx and longer‐term continuous efforts, or full MBCx work, the final goal of these initiatives is the same:
optimize the building operation through correcting controls issues and ensuring that the deployed building energy management systems operate as intended.

Event Benefits:

This session will focus on the processes associated with the RCx/MBCx efforts, discuss the current environment around these initiatives, investigate the tools used to implement RCx/MBCx programs, provide several implementation examples and lessons learned, introduce the concepts taught within a university’s MBCx program, and present the new Mass Save programs available starting this year.

Who Should Attend:

All those interested in a dynamic presentation on Retro-commissioning and Monitoring‐Based Commissioning and those End-Users interested in the process and implementation with examples in order to save energy.


Time Topic

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

8:30 – 10:00 1. Introduction to RCx/MBCx
a. Why RCx/MBCx is important?
b. Terminology (how is an existing building different from new construction?)
c. Cost/benefit
d. Who is doing RCx/MBCx?
e. Roles and responsibilities
2. RCx Process
a. Planning phase
b. Investigation phase
c. Implementation phase

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 – 10:00 a.m. 3. Details and Documentation
a. Various ways RCx/MBCx is implemented throughout US
b. What are common opportunities
c. Evaluating savings from RCx/MBCx measures
4. Testing and Balancing
a. Pre-functional testing and functional performance testing
b. Tools, how to test common equipment
c. Ultrasonic water
d. Traverse Air

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 1:55 p.m. Mass Save Equipment & Systems Performance Optimization Program 2019

1:55 – 2:05 p.m. Break

2:05 – 3:00 p.m. Brown University Automated Analytic Cx (BOCx) System Design and Maintenance

3:00 - 3:10 p.m. Break

3:10 - 4:30 p.m. Case Studies
a. Local legislation driven RCx (i.e., NYC LL87, other)
b. Hospital
c. School building
d. Laboratory building

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Conclusions, Review and Questions

Tools & References:

All materials will be available in class.

Dan Birleanu, ERS Richard Doughty, PE, CBCP, ERS Tom Coughlin, PE, CMVP, ERS Maryette Haggerty Perrault, Energy Efficiency Consultant, C&I Strategic Initiatives, Eversource Energy & Dave Larson, Senior Energy Engineer
Workshop Cost:
Registration Details:

Checks will be accepted at the door.
Make checks payable to: University of Massachusetts-Amherst

University of Massachusetts Department of Mach. & Ind. Engineering
160 Governors Dr. Amherst, MA 01003-9265
Attn. Alberto Morales

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