Commissioning a Building, Why?

CommissioningPurpose: 

Verify that the fundamental building systems and components are designed, installed and are performing as intended in accordance with the Basis of Design (BOD) and the OPR (Owners Project Requirements) and to meet current needs and sustainable requirements (LEED).

Benefits:

  • Lower energy and operating costs
  • Increased occupant comfort and productivity
  • Improved IAQ
  • Enhanced system reliability
  • Reduced operations and maintenance costs

Cx Authority Responsibilities:

Commissioning (systems as defined by scope)

  • Pre-design – Assist in the development of the BOD/OPR
  • Design – Review design documents for compliance with BOD/OPR
  • Construction –Review construction for compliance with BOD/OPR and contract documents, applicable submittal review.
  • Acceptance – Verification of system(s) performance, documentation, O&M training
  • Post Acceptance – “Seasonal” testing, Retesting and final Cx report, operational review.

LEED Prerequite Cx (NC) (systems related to Energy and Atmosphere)

  • Pre design – Review BOD/OPR for clarity and completeness
  • Design – Incorporate Cx requirements into the contract documents.
  • Construction – Develop Cx Plan
  • Acceptance – Verification of system(s) performance
  • Post Acceptance – Final CX report

LEED Enhanced Cx (NC) (Systems related to energy and atmosphere)

  • Pre Design – Review BOD/OPR for clarity and completeness
  • Design – Incorporate Cx requirements into the contract documents, 50% CD design review
  • Construction – Develop Cx plan, Review applicable submittals
  • Acceptance – Verification of system(s) performance
  • Post Acceptance – Develop systems operation manual, O&M Training, Final Cx Report, 10-month operational review

LEED Cx (EB) (Systems related to energy and atmosphere)

  • Develop CX plan based on original design intent/CD’s
  • Verification of system(s) performance (comprehensive Cx)
  • Develop comprehensive building operations plan
  • Repair/upgrade all systems/components that are not working in compliance with building operation plan
  • Re-test systems/components requiring repairs/upgrades

Contact Allen & Shariff for your Commissioning needs.

Company Information

Allen & Shariff provides Engineering, Construction, and Project Management services to clients worldwide. Allen & Shariff services include MEP DesignCommissioningGeneral ContractingProject ManagementGreen & Energy Consulting, and Project Financing. Allen & Shariff was founded in 1993 as an engineering consulting firm based in Columbia, MD. The company has evolved into a multi-discisplince professional service provider worldwide. The skills of our people, our proven sub-consultants, and our commitment to quality service and client satisfaction make the Allen & Shariff team a valued and trusted partner.

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