What to expect from a Retro-Commissioning plan
Sep 23, 2013

A Retro-Commissioning plan is a formal document that carefully outlines a project’s goals, objectives, schedule, scope, and all documentation requirements. The plan is referred to throughout the course of a Retro-Commissioning project by everyone involved with the project and is used to determine specific guidelines, schedules, processes, procedures, and more.

All team members will refer to the Retro-Commissioning plan to learn more about their expectations, roles, and responsibilities, and to obtain the templates and outlines necessary for documenting certain processes.

Sometimes, discoveries are made during a Retro-Commissioning project that may call for certain changes and modifications that could improve the current building plan. In these cases, a Retro-Commissioning plan could instantly become flexible and change on the fly. Therefore, it’s important for all team members to stay up-to-date with the most recent and updated version of the Retro-Commissioning plan.

An effective Retro-Commissioning plan will often contain the following:

  • Project goals
  • General information about the building
  • Building owner’s contact information
  • Descriptions of systems and equipment
  • Names of team members and their roles and responsibilities
  • Project schedule
  • Details of management, communication, and reporting protocols
  • List of required documents
  • Details of investigation scope and methods
  • Requirements for implementation phase
  • Project hand-off
  • Description of provider deliverables

Provider deliverables are a list of expectations provided to the Retro-Commissioning agent by the building owner that contains details about the expected outcome of a project.

Common examples of provider deliverables are:

  • Copy of the Retro-Commissioning plan
  • Progress reports
  • Meeting minutes
  • Investigation report
  • Implementation plan
  • Training materials for building staff
  • Ongoing commissioning plan

As long as a Retro-Commissioning team can keep the Retro-Commissioning plan updated, all team members can stay on the same page and continue to stay focused on the project as a whole. In short, a Retro-Commissioning plan is vital to the success of any Retro-Commissioning project.

sys-tek has been providing the Kansas City region with Retro-Commissioning services for over 18 years. If you are interested in cutting back on energy and utility costs in your building, contact sys-tek today to learn more about our Retro-Commissioning services.