Optimizing Airport Building Operations and Maintenance Through Retrocommissioning: A Whole-Systems Approach

Airports are increasingly concerned with improving efficiency and reliability as well as reducing costs. Since an airport’s O&M budget constitutes a significant portion of its overall budget, many airports have begun exploring ways to optimize O&M and improve overall building system performance through retrocommissioning. Although significant financial and environmental benefits can be realized through O&M optimization and retrocommissioning, the complexity of airport building systems and the lack of a whole building systems lifecycle approach to decision making can lead to conflicting priorities and less than optimal improvements. This guidebook is designed to help airport industry practitioners incorporate a whole building systems lifecycle approach to operations and maintenance (O&M) optimization that suits their unique needs. Included with the guidebook is a CD (CRP-CD-169) that contains additional appendices and a spreadsheet tool to help practitioners evaluate and select appropriate facility optimization measures based on cost, savings, complexity, visibility, and greenhouse gas savings. The guidebook includes an introduction to retrocommissioning and a discussion of building O&M best practices. It then offers guidance for developing a retrocommissioning plan, addressing the key phases of project scoping, planning, investigation, implementation, and verification. A process map for facility optimization graphically lays out the key steps. The guidebook also provides a glossary and related appendices, including an example retrocommissioning report.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; CD-ROM; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 192p
  • Serial:
    • ACRP Report
    • Issue Number: 139
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 1935-9802
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01566717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309308724
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project 09-04
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2015 10:59AM