Building Commissioning 101
This presentation is for the members of the building design team. It is an introduction to the commissioning process and a guide to the design team responsibilities within the commissioning process. The presentation will describe each step in the commissioning process and explain how the designer will fulfill their role during those steps. Ideally, the designer will come away with a better understanding of the commissioning process and how it is a benefit during the design phase of a project.
Exploring Existing Building Commissioning
The landmark 2004 study by Evan Mills “Building Commissioning, A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse Emissions” presents a study of the cost/benefit of commissioning, existing buildings and new construction. Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory updated the study with new results and findings resulting in what is considered as the world’s largest data base of commissioning cost/benefit studies for commercial buildings. This presentation will review the data for existing buildings and include a case study of an existing, public, high school commissioning project.
A Building Owner’s Guide to Commissioning
This presentation is for the Building Owner that is considering commissioning, as an introduction to the commissioning process. The presentation will provide an overview of the commissioning process and how the owner will participate in the different phases. The presentation will guide the owner through the course of identifying provider characteristics and qualities. The deliverables and their information will be explained so the owner’s team will know what to expect from their provider. The health, comfort, and energy savings benefits to the owner and occupants will be discussed. Ideally, the owner will come away with a better understanding of the commissioning process and will be an informed customer getting the most benefit from their commissioning budget.