Insights

Dive into insights from our talented team of designers and engineers, as they cover topics that matter most to our clients and industry.
August 28, 2020

Exploring Retro-Cx: A Public High School Case Study

In the Spring of 2016, DBR was hired to perform retro-commissioning for a public school district in Texas. The project was a 396,000 sf high school that was constructed in 2001-2002. The scope was limited to the HVAC system and associated controls. The process lasted for five months and included functional testing over a six week period which identified 155 issues in 17 categories. The estimated energy savings that could be realized by implementing the identified energy conservation measures was 41%.

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February 25, 2020

Why You Should Benchmark Your New & Existing Buildings Using ENERGY STAR

Many building owners and facility managers apply for ENERGY STAR certification annually. The effort is not only to obtain the certification, but also to provide building owners and facility managers with a valuable tool for tracking operation cost and benchmarking of their building’s performance against similar building types.

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October 4, 2019

The Benefits of Building Commissioning

Building commissioning provides appreciable and calculable benefits to building developers/owners, occupants, construction and design teams, and ultimately our nation.

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August 22, 2019

Q&A With Director of Commissioning, Tim Kilby

As the Director of DBR’s Commissioning Department, Tim is responsible for ensuring our clients receive the best value on their investment in their building project.

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