The Art of Retro-Commissioning

Presented in partnership with ASHRAE – St. Louis.

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Retro-Commissioning (ReCx) is an analysis of an existing building’s operation, maintenance, and use that yields an efficiency baseline. Speaker Ross Watson is a Professional Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in the building design and construction industry.  He is currently a Commissioning Manager with Jacobs Engineering, where he has retro-commissioned over 8 million square feet of existing buildings.  His experience includes LEED buildings,  all aspects of energy efficiency, adaptive reuse and deconstruction, commissioning and troubleshooting heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) and co-generation systems, testing, adjusting, and balancing air and water systems, operating and configuring HVAC digital control systems, and analyzing systems operation following measurement and verification protocols.

Ross will introduce the common phases in the ReCx process- planning, investigation, implementation and integration- and the lessons learned from each. He will also discuss how design and construction details can shorten the life of a building, share images of poor maintenance practices, and discuss how to avoid them. Attendees will gain an understanding of the intricacies of a variety of his retro-commissioning projects- including 90 Air Force facilities across Alaska and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing addition.

Ross Watson, Commissioning Manager at Jacobs Engineering

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE HOur and 1 AIA/CES CEH

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
5:30 – 6:15 pm – Registration & Networking
6:15 – 7:30pm – Presentation


Sheet Metal Workers Local 36,
2319 Chouteau, Suite 200, (63103) map


Free to USGBC-MGC Members, ASHRAE Members, and full-time students.
$20 for Non-members.

REGISTER: Online Registration has closed. In-person registration will be available at the event.

Contact USGBC-Missouri Gateway staff by email or phone (314) 577-0225.

Thanks to our Program Sponsors!

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