ENSURE BUILDING PERFORMANCE
We provide Commissioning services to mitigate risk, ensure building performance, prevent expensive breakdowns, maximize energy efficiency and improve environmental health and occupant safety.
Commissioning delivers many measurable, bottom-line benefits to owners, occupants, design and construction teams, our environment and the community. Buildings that are appropriately commissioned tend to be more energy efficient, with lower operation and maintenance costs and fewer change orders or claims.
Our Commissioning expertise is derived from an extensive history of delivering high performing, highly efficient buildings.
Our tailored approach to Commissioning is geared toward efficiency and sustainability, ensuring it will have a positive outcome for your facility operations and occupants. Our team of experienced engineers and technical professionals can help you reduce your risk, mitigate critical issues and deliver a cost-effective solution for the performance of your facilities.
As part of our integrated project delivery, our Commissioning, Re-commissioning and Retro-commissioning services include, but are not limited to:
What is commissioning?
Commissioning is a collaborative, quality-driven, systematic process that focuses on verifying and documenting that a building and all of its commissioned systems are planned, installed, inspected, tested, operated and managed as designed.
Some of the main building systems involved in Commissioning include:
The primary goal of Commissioning is to ensure a building and all of its systems perform according to their design intent and meet the owner’s project requirements. This could include verifying the systems and components are working correctly with benchmarks in place, optimizing building performance, boosting efficiencies and lowering operations and maintenance costs. Commissioning is also used to prevent future problems and costs through proactive quality measures.
Commissioning should be looked upon as a holistic, integrative process that spans from pre-design/planning to occupancy and operations. It should also include ongoing commission functions after construction is finished.
Financial Benefits to Commissioning
Commissioning can produce significant cost savings in a new building project.
Cost savings are usually presented as a range, since actual savings vary, depending on building type, location and the scope of the commissioning process. A study by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found the following cost savings ranges:
INTEGRATION & OPTIMIZATION
At its core, Commissioning is the process of integrating all the disparate parts of a building into an integrated, functioning whole. It begins with assuring each component is installed and operating correctly, meeting the performance requirements of the design. Next is the coordination of the individual components into functional systems. After that comes the integration and optimization of the systems into a cohesive whole. The final element of the Commissioning process is the documentation of the completed building.
Optimize building performance