The objective of systems commissioning is to ensure that the building systems and equipment are installed in accordance with contract documents, and that they operate as intended by the project design team. By setting rigid standards for certification, building owners will be assured that CxC commissioned systems will be fully operational and will operate at designed efficiency.
Fundamental Commissioning is one of the pre-requisite activities in the LEED certification process. An additional LEED credit can be achieved by performing Enhanced Commissioning.
- Review owner’s project requirements (OPR) and basis of design (BOD) documents
- Include commissioning requirements in project specifications and construction documents
- Develop and implement a commissioning plan
- Verify installation and functional performance of commissioned systems
- Provide a summary commissioning report
- Review OPR and BOD documents prior to mid-construction documents phase
- Review contractor submittals on commissioned systems
- Develop a manual for owner’s staff with systems operating instructions
- Verify training requirements for operating personnel and building occupants are met
- Post-occupancy review of commissioned systems
Retro-Commissioning evaluates existing building performance and identifies improvements to optimize the building operations and energy use. CxC has been in the forefront of building Retro-Commissioning and has developed valuable and unique techniques to optimize the building’s equipment operations while maximizing its occupant comfort and reducing its energy use.