MBP provided retro-commissioning services for UVA’s Multi-story Building. The project consisted of an existing 239,596-square-foot, seven-story, medical office and research facility. This building was selected to be a part of UVA’s retro-commissioning program because of its age, excessive energy usage, numerous occupant complaints from varying space temperatures, and high maintenance costs. The facility has had 122 HVAC renovations since 1961 which has complicated as-built records.

Working in collaboration with UVA’s sustainability energy team, MBP identified energy conservation measures which contributed to avoided utility costs of $200,296 in fiscal year 2010 and $303,057 in fiscal year 2011 with a payback schedule of 1.3 years.

“The University of Virginia achieved energy savings surpassing $270,000 within a ten-month timespan. These results directly followed the implementation of energy conservation measures identified in the multi-story building during the retro-commissioning process. The collaborative effort of the entire retro-commissioning Delta-Force team which included MBP’s retro-commissioning team lead to these savings.”
Elizabeth Williams
Senior Project Manager
University of Virginia