Persistence of savings: ComEd EBCx, a Wisconsin nonprofit firm that merged Seventhwave and Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation effective January 1, has published, “Persistence of Savings from Retro-Commissioning Measures: A field study of past ComEd retro-commissioning projects.” The study includes primary research (building audits and equipment testing/performance measurement) and literature search results of persistence by measure and by energy savings […]

SMART UTILITIES: COMMONWEALTH EDISON Leading and Driving the Industry with Best Practices

By John D. Villani, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP Grumman/Butkus Associates In an era of overstated energy savings and green-washing energy project results, here is one service provider’s retro-commissioning perspective on a true industry leading energy savings program. For the past decade, Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has been driving and pushing the energy efficiency industry to […]