Ongoing Commissioning (DABO)

After a commissioning (Cx) or recommissioning (RCx) project, optimal performance of existing buildings can be maintained through strategies such as ongoing commissioning (Cx), which involves a process that ensures the persistence of benefits after Cx and between each RCx cycle. This prevents a building’s electromechanical systems functioning from degrading and maintains Cx and RCx benefits.

DABOTM: a fault detection and diagnosis software application for ongoing commissioning

CanmetENERGY developed the DABOTMapplication software tool to continuously monitor a building’s electromechanical components. Using its 800 logical rules and 275 performance indices, it detects and diagnoses the operation inconsistencies and poor performances of systems and anticipates breakdowns. Its diagnoses enable long-term maintenance of an optimized operation and prevent comfort and energy waste problems. To date, use of the software has yielded energy savings of 10 to 25% in the buildings in which it has been installed. DABOTM is marketed by UCtriX and Bâtiment Global Inc. [Website in French only].

For additional information on ongoing Cx, consult the publications on that subject.

Managed by CanmetENERGY at the Varennes (Quebec) research centre.