National Training for Commissioning 2006

National Training for Commissioning 2006 (PDF 668Kb)

Presented by Paul Sra and Mike Cavan

Scope of Presentation

What is Commissioning

Commissioning Requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Standards

For any LEED project, there are 6 fundamental Commissioning items that must be followed to attain LEED Certification:

Securing the Additional Commissioning Credit in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design System

In addition to fundamental building Commissioning, an additional commissioning related point could be achieved:

Why do we Commission

We Commission in order to provide a smooth transition from construction of the built works to an operational state.

Level / Extent of Commissioning

In order to manage the cost and result of the commissioning process, owners must consider the following three basic questions:

Complexity of project

Is it a Floor fit-up or Level 3 Lab: Heating, Ventilating, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) Containment / Fumehoods / Biological Safety Cabinets?

Commissioning of Total Building Systems


Benefits of Commissioning

  1. Comprehensive understanding of Client's needs (such as functional and operational requirements)
  2. Reduce tenant complaints and reduce O&M costs (by providing appropriate systems and equipment considering maintainability)
  3. Indoor air quality parameters verified
  4. Protection of health and safety of occupants (e.g. verification of Fire protection, life safety systems, security and operation of facility)
  5. Meet established energy budgets
  6. Facilitates quality of construction and installation
  7. Comprehensive training and documentation
  8. Reduce risk of system failure/shutdown

When does Commissioning start

Commissioning starts at the project identification stage and continues throughout all phases of the project. Commissioning supports total quality assurance in the design and development of facilities to meet client's needs

Commissioning Activities in the National Project Management System: Who is Involved

Commissioning involves an integrated team comprising of the:

Owner / Client Responsibilities

Project Manager Responsibilities

Overall responsibility for delivery of the project (of which Commissioning is part)

Commissioning Manager / Authority Responsibilities


Design Consultant Responsibilities

General Contractor Responsibilities

Property Manager Responsibilities

The Commissioning Process

The Commissioning Process is based on the phases of the National Project Management System (NPMS)

Summary—Commissioning Deliverables

Commissioning: Return on Investment

Retro Commissioning

Verifications performed on EMCS:

Key EMCS Issues Identified:

Major Building Issues:

Lighting System: Areas of Interest

Key Lighting system issues

Associated Documents

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