Building Systems Commissioning has become a key part of the current construction process, and for good reason. Too often building occupants take over their space at the end of construction only to find that the building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems do not operate as intended. This can have a negative impact on user comfort, productivity, and utility costs. The Commissioning process ensures that systems are functioning correctly BEFORE occupancy, reducing trouble calls and wasted stress.
Imagine you are a building Owner and you are told that a firm’s services can produce fewer deficiencies at substantial completion, manage start-up and equipment checkout procedures, lower operating costs, and have a well prepared maintenance staff for operating the building? Your response would be an immediate, “Sign me up!”
At its core, the Commissioning process provides building Owners and Operators with a third party representative to oversee the design and installation of the critical energy consuming systems of their building. This ensures the client is receiving the building that they’ve paid for. We don’t live in a perfect world, however, and just because something works on day one doesn’t mean it always will. This is where Enhanced Commissioning comes into play. Where Fundamental Commissioning is completed during construction phase, Enhanced Commissioning allows the Commissioning Agent to be involved in the design phase all the way through the Contractor 1-year warranty period.
EEA’s highly trained and certified Commissioning Agents have the tools and experience needed to help project teams deliver buildings that work.
To date, EEA has Commissioned over 4 million square feet of new construction projects, covering a broad range of building types including:
Many of our projects were Commissioned to achieve a green building certification through the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) or Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) rating systems. In total 128 of our Commissioning projects have achieved a green building certification. Contact us to learn more about how EEA can help you build better buildings.