» What is Commissioning

• Commissioning is a process for achieving, verifying, and documenting that performance of a building and its various energy consuming systems meets the Design Engineer's design intent and the Owner's operational needs.

• Commissioning includes tests for the operation of equipment and building systems to ensure that they operate as designed by the Design Engineer, and meet the needs of the building throughout the entire range of operating conditions.

• Commissioning is a cooperative effort that requires participation by the Owner's Representative, General Contractor, system and equipment installers, building automation system installer, Testing and Balancing (TAB) Agency , equipment manufacturers" representatives, Owner’s Representative, Owner’s Representative's Site Supervision engineers, and Commissioning Authority.

» Benefits of Commissioning

• Benefits of commissioning include reduced energy use, lower operating costs, reduced contractor call backs, better building documentation, improved occupant productivity, and verification that the systems perform in accordance with the owner’s project requirements.

• To support the design, construction, and eventual operation of a project that meets the owner’s project requirements for energy, water, indoor environmental quality, and durability

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