USGBC LEED EB Commissioning
Provide commissioning services related to the three potential USGBC LEED Credits including:
- EA Credit 2.1: Investigation and Analysis. Develop a retrocommissioning, re-commissioning or ongoing commissioning plan for the building’s major energy-using equipment. Conduct the investigation and analysis phase of the plan. Document the breakdown of energy use in the building. List the operating problems that affect occupants’ comfort and energy use, and develop potential operational changes that will solve them. List the identified capital improvements that will provide cost-effective energy savings and document the cost-benefit analysis associated with each.
- EA Credit 2.2: Assist in implementing no- or low- cost operational improvements and create a capital plan for major retrofits or upgrades. Provide training for management staff that builds awareness and skills in a broad range of sustainable building operations topics. This could include energy efficiency and building, equipment and systems operations and maintenance. Demonstrate the observed and/or anticipated financial costs and benefits of measure that have been implemented. Update the building operating plan as necessary to reflect any changes in the occupancy schedule, equipment runtime schedule, design setpoints and lighting levels.
- EA Credit 2.3: Ongoing Commissioning. Implement and ongoing commissioning program that includes elements of planning, system testing, performance verification, corrective action response, ongoing measurement and documentation to proactively address operation problems. Create a written plan that summarizes the overall commissioning cycle for the building by equipment group. Complete the work defined in the ongoing commissioning cycle for the first cycle. Update the building operating plan and/or systems narrative as necessary to reflect any changes in the occupancy schedule, equipment run-time schedule, design setpoints, lighting levels or system specifications.
Operational Evaluations and Trouble Shooting
Provide on-site operational evaluations and troubleshooting services for problem areas. Create alternative operations or solutions and guide the client through a satisfactory implementation of corrective measures.
Provide operational and system design concept training to the maintenance staff, operational staff and management positions. Training includes all aspects of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and low voltage building systems.