Understanding the CDQ Wheel


The Cool, Dry & Quiet (CDQ) desiccant wheel, trademarked by Trane, has been around for years, however the application and control of this unique device is not well known by most. We’re going to break down how the CDQ wheel works and share some basic control strategies to help you understand it better. PURPOSE [...]

Understanding the CDQ Wheel2024-07-10T14:00:32+00:00

Sustainable Engineering Solutions – A New Look


Since 2008, Sustainable Engineering Solutions has been delivering building systems and equipment that are efficient, effective, and finely-tuned. We’ve grown and learned a lot over the last 15 years, and while our commitment to our work and our clients is timeless, we felt it was time for a new look that reflects the ways [...]

Sustainable Engineering Solutions – A New Look2023-11-29T09:40:32+00:00

The Commissioning Agent’s Fast-Track to Closeout


For any project with commissioning, the functional testing portion of the commissioning process is arguably one of the most important and rigorous activities. Unfortunately, if the commissioning process is not properly organized and executed, the functional testing portion of the project may leave the commissioning team with an overwhelming laundry list of issues. However, [...]

The Commissioning Agent’s Fast-Track to Closeout2024-07-04T08:11:00+00:00

Signs Your Facility May Need Retro-Commissioning


In our previous article, “What is Retro-Commissioning?”, we covered some of the signs that may indicate that your facility could benefit from Retro-Commissioning (RCx). In this article, we’ll dive deeper into some of those signs, discussing what they mean and what problems they may be symptomatic of. Increased energy consumption It is not the [...]

Signs Your Facility May Need Retro-Commissioning2024-07-04T08:12:12+00:00

5 Simple Ways to Improve Building Performance


As a facility manager, you're likely always looking for ways to improve your building's performance and reduce energy consumption. One of the ways you can accomplish this is to implement a retro-commissioning program within your facility. Retro-commissioning, or RCx, involves identifying and fixing problems in an existing building's systems to optimize performance and reduce [...]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Building Performance2024-07-04T08:12:30+00:00

Connecticut’s Mission to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools


When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the northeast, Connecticut was quick to take initiative and implement measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. One of these measures was to conduct studies on the indoor air quality and ventilation rates of the state’s educational facilities. While the numerous companies assisting with these studies and corrections [...]

Connecticut’s Mission to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools2024-07-04T08:13:03+00:00

Sample and Select: Determining the Scope of Envelope Testing


There’s no one size fits all solution for selecting and sampling envelope testing specimens. Each project is a different size with differing types of windows and owners with unique needs and goals. All these variables play a factor when approaching envelope testing on a project. Specifications might outline exactly how the testing should be [...]

Sample and Select: Determining the Scope of Envelope Testing2024-06-07T08:49:21+00:00

When to Hire a Commissioning Agent: How Early is Too Late?


While you could wait until construction starts before bringing a Commissioning Agent (CxA) onboard, you’d be missing out on significant benefits by waiting until that point, and could even be doing your project a disservice. Involving a CxA early in the process will help you make sure your goals and needs for the project [...]

When to Hire a Commissioning Agent: How Early is Too Late?2024-07-04T08:13:21+00:00

What is Retro-Commissioning?


Retro-Commissioning (RCx), sometimes referred to as Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx), is an important process for optimizing the performance of existing buildings. It involves the comprehensive evaluation of a building’s systems, their components, and how they interact with each other. The goal of RCx is to identify areas of improvement in the building’s operation maintenance, [...]

What is Retro-Commissioning?2024-07-04T08:13:33+00:00

Short Term Tests, Long Term Benefits


When performing envelope testing, whether spray testing or adhesion testing, the results are clear immediately following the test. Same-day results could trick some into thinking that the benefits of envelope testing are short-term. However, most of the benefits of building envelope testing occur in the long term, as they provide peace of mind that [...]

Short Term Tests, Long Term Benefits2024-07-04T08:13:45+00:00
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