Commissioning: Optimizing Building Performance
Rick Vance, Viridian
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Racquet Club at 5111 Sanderlin Ave
5:30p social, 6:00 dinner, 7:00 program
Good long-term building performance starts with a building that performs as intended upon completion. Effective commissioning defines the owner’s requirements and ensures that building systems are designed, installed, and operate as intended. This course will define the Commissioning (LEED prerequisite) process including Owner's Project Requirements, design and installation review, functional testing of the building, and close out procedures. It will educate attendees on the benefits of commissioning, the commissioning process, the key elements of each commissioning activity as well as the deliverables provided as part of commissioning framework. The result is an understanding of how commissioning helps optimize building performance for the long-term and creates a better product for the project team and the owner.
Describe how an Owner's Project Requirements for energy efficiency, occupancy schedules, sustainability goals, preferred setpoints, and an understanding of an owner's previous problems can help improve design and functionality of, and long-term satisfaction with a building.
Describe how Commissioning fits into the design schedule and the benefits of third party review of mechanical/electrical and envelope systems during the design phase.
Describe Commissioning inspection of mechanical/electrical and envelope systems and how this ensures long-term performance and durability of the building.
Describe functional testing of mechanical/electrical controls and systems to ensure functionality, energy efficiency, and long-term performance of a building. Will also discuss the close out procedures for an owner and follow-up opportunities to create a positive transition between construction phase and ownership phase.