Colliers provided energy auditing and retro-commissioning services for the Massachusetts Archives Building. The Massachusetts Archives is a 100,000 square foot building located on a 4.5-acre site on Columbia Point in the Dorchester section of Boston. The building houses the Archives, the Commonwealth Museum, a branch of the Judicial Archives, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the State Record Center.
Colliers provided a means to systematically optimize the building’s core and critical systems so that they operate more efficiently and effectively. The primary focus was on reliability of the comfort systems and maintaining a suitable work environment for the occupants. Additionally, Colliers verified that the facility staff had adequate system documentation and training to maintain operations and ensure that the energy savings persist.
In performing its task of identifying considerable no-/low-cost opportunities in addition to capital improvement initiatives to save energy, Colliers approached the retro-commissioning project at the Massachusetts Archives Building via a four phase process which included: 1) Planning Phase, 2) Investigation Phase, 3) Implementation Phase, and 4) Measurement & Verification Phases.