Step 2 of 5: Optimizing Facility Performance

Facility managers, CEOs, and CFOs all face headwinds in managing their facility investments. Whether it be because of technological complexity or just a lack of time and funding, building owners struggle to operate their facilities at optimal levels. This means they are losing money they could be saving and energy they could be conserving. Below is Step 2 of a five-step series on optimizing your facility performance and maximizing your return on investment. These optimization metrics include:

  • Energy Savings
  • Utility Incentives
  • Operation and Maintenance Savings
  • Increased Occupant Comfort, Health, and Productivity
  • Reduced Carbon Emissions

Step 2: Optimizing Existing Facilities
Why tune up your existing facilities? Because it’s the highest return-on-investment available and it yields many benefits. Optimization is done through retro-commissioning (RCx), a systematic process of discovery, documentation, review, and improvement of existing building systems and equipment.


  • Utilize your previous energy benchmarking, goals, and strategies to rank facilities by their return-on-retro-commissioning.

  • Create a master retro-commissioning scope and conduct a pilot project to validate the work, schedule, and budget.

  • Apply analytics software to automate and enhance the process.

  • Seek independent advice to select the best software package for your needs with considerations such as packaged versus customizable, ability to scale, control systems independence, and independence from engineering.

Keep an eye on your email for Steps 3-5 of the Five-Step Process!

Step 1: Energy Benchmarking, Goals and Strategies
Step 2: Optimizing Existing Facilities
Step 3: Optimizing Capital Projects
Step 4: Sustaining Optimization
Step 5: Maximizing Building Controls

Who We Are
Sitton Energy Solutions is an independent energy management firm that helps clients maximize their energy savings and return on investments.
The Sitton Solution
A unique combination of Comprehensive Energy Strategy™ (CES™), Integrated Energy Analytics™ (IEA™), and Independent Engineering that saves clients money on their facilities at the maximum return-on-investment. Sitton Energy Solution’s definition of return on investment goes beyond the financial incentives, as it creates facilities that are environmentally friendly and safer, more productive places to work.
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