Commissioning

Com­mis­sion­ing is a sys­tem­at­ic process that aims to ver­i­fy if all build­ing sys­tems, being checked, per­form as intend­ed accord­ing to its usage, Investor’s guide­lines includ­ed in Owner’s Project Require­ments (OPR) and design stan­dard includ­ed in Basis of Design (BoD).

Com­mis­sion­ing is an inten­tion­al, vis­i­ble, coop­er­a­tive and proac­tive process. It includes design review, instal­la­tion ver­i­fi­ca­tion, prop­er sys­tem start-ups, func­tion­al per­for­mance tests, oper­a­tions and main­te­nance (O&M) train­ing, and com­plete doc­u­men­ta­tion of sys­tems. This process is a part of  LEED (Lead­er­ship in Ener­gy and Envi­ron­men­tal Design) build­ing cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, that deals with high stan­dards of green and sus­tain­able build­ings. Com­mis­sion­ing is the answer for today’s HVAC sys­tems, that must be ener­gy effi­cient, sat­is­fy strin­gent indoor air qual­i­ty and com­fort expec­ta­tions, and still be designed and con­struct­ed with­in tight bud­gets.

High aware­ness and rais­ing User’s require­ments make the build­ing use phase one of the key ele­ment. Build­ing User’s com­fort rais­es by train­ings and pass­ing the knowl­edge. It gives the best opti­mal results for the User’s but also reflects the finan­cial per­for­mance.

LEED not only includes build­ing com­mis­sion­ing as a way to earn a cred­it, but also requires it. The sys­tem is divid­ed into two “lev­els” called “Fun­da­men­tal Com­mis­sion­ing” (pre­req­ui­site) and “Enhanced Com­mis­sion­ing” (option­al).

An indi­vid­ual must be select­ed to lead the com­mis­sion­ing efforts for the project – called Com­mis­sion­ing Agent (CxA). A CxA is a mem­ber of the Go4Energy team and is respon­si­ble for pro­vid­ing and coor­di­na­tion of the Com­mis­sion­ing process.

We have gained expe­ri­ence accord­ing many years in pro­vid­ing the Com­mis­sion­ing process. That is why we have extend­ed the offer to include:

  • Mechan­i­cal instal­la­tion review (accord­ing to tech­ni­cal descrip­tion and draw­ings) that is part of the con­struc­tion site super­vi­sion and that shall be reg­u­lat­ed in the future;
  • Extra meter­ing con­trols to check­up if the ven­ti­la­tion instal­la­tion, ice water and heat­ing has been prop­er­ly

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