Fine tune complex, interrelated mechanical, electrical, manually operated and fixed-installed building components and systems during the design process and after their assembly. The adoption of enhanced commissioning standards according to industry best-practice will assure optimum performance ratio of all systems, with respect to energy use and occupant comfort.
Mock-up studies, energy models, design validation via consultant coordination during design, construction and after building occupation, training of owner and occupants, and documentation are important components during this process.
Commissioning starts in concept design and continues through occupancy. In this process, the design team evaluates, tests and adjusts individual building components to assure their intended performance goals are being met.
This process ensures that the value of a design component is used to its fullest potential, contributing as intended to the overall performance. Savings due to fine-tuned building operational systems and maximum occupant comfort are significant.
This quality assurance process ensures that the owner’s project goals are being met, with components performing as intended.
The process of commissioning is relevant as a design validation for all design products and building types.
1.5.1 Energy Use Monitoring
1.5.2 Elect/Mech Demand