Incentives for retrocommissioning (RCx) are now available to commercial property owners in California. New RCx Programs offer opportunities for building owners to identify and implement energy savings measures that realize immediate results – in improved operations and comfort levels, and reduced energy expenses. RCx is a systematic process for investigating an existing building’s operations and identifying operational improvements. Newmatic Engineering focuses our effort on retrocommissioning laboratories with fume hoods and other critical environments where energy usage is typically 5 to 10 times higher that similarly sized commercial buildings. A typical RCx project can yield savings of 5-20% of total building energy cost, with payback periods averaging less than two years. The suite of engineered protocols, systems, and controls equipment that comprise our Laboratory and Fume Hood Controls Re-Commissioning and Performance Optimization Program have saved over 15 million kilowatt hours in Southern California lab facilities in the last couple years alone.
The RCx Programs are administered under separate contracts with Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas & Electric Company® (SDG&E), and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). Customers of each of these utilities may be eligible to participate.
This program is funded by the California utility ratepayers and individually administered by the California utilities under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. California customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered by the contractor.