Continuous Commissioning (CC®) of buildings is a rapidly growing sector within facility management services linked with a long-term demand for efficient tools and strategies directed onto acceptable tenant comfort, reduced energy consumption and cost of buildings maintenance.
Continuous building monitoring techniques are used to provide the best possible level of detail for the analysis of building energy performance. Additional software/hardware installations can be required to provide effective building commissioning and monitoring.
However in many cases, when this process is initiated, these additional installations (e.g. sensors, sub-meters, actuators etc.) can exceed the capabilities of the current Building Management System (BMS). Furthermore, there are difficulties in predicting building occupancy trends which very often do not correlate with the expected energy demand when
buildings are in use or operation.