Commissioning provides a quality-assurance process to ensure designed systems perform as intended and per the owner’s requirements.
IECC 2015 Section 408 requires code compliance commissioning services to verify the operational performance of energy-related MEP equipment. Our consultants have extensive experience performing IECC 2015 and are well-versed in the commissioning process.
Fundamental Commissioning is required as part of a project’s LEED pursuit. Commissioning overall provides a quality-assurance process to ensure designed systems perform as intended and per the owner’s requirements. The commissioning authority helps fill the gaps between the design team, contractors, and sub-contractors. Enhanced Commissioning, which may be pursued for additional LEED points, takes commissioning one step further and provides additional quality control. Having worked on many LEED commissioning projects varying from commercial interiors to new construction, our consultants are specialists in the LEED commissioning process.
During design and construction, performance gaps can occur that result in energy loss (infiltration), water damage, product failure and/or construction delays. To help avoid these mistakes, building owners can engage a Building Envelope Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP) during the project’s timeline to help detect these performance gaps before they become an issue.
ESD’s accredited BECxP staff consists of registered architects that follow NIBS Guideline 3 & ASHRAE Guideline 0 to provide a quality-assurance process that also meets LEED v4 BECx requirements.