The first example involves use of spreadsheet-based tools to automatically generate diagnostic plots that are visually examined for specific features that reveal operational
This is followed by application of a tool for continuous monitoring of whole-building energy use to automatically track energy savings resulting from a utility commissioning program. This tool also provides a means by which to detect degradation of savings and performance to guide monitoring-based commissioning actions. The potential use of automated diagnostic tools for chillers and packaged air conditioners is then described for continually commissioning these units.
The paper concludes with a discussion of the impacts of this approach on commissioning, including potential time savings, associated cost savings, and improvements in the quality of commissioning.