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LEED BD+C: New Construction | v4 - LEED v4

Fundamental commissioning and verification


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EA Prerequisite: Fundamental Commissioning and Verification

  • Ensure the Commissioning authority experience has been provided.
  • Ensure that all required commissioning activities are complete.
  • Ensure all energy related systems (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and renewable energy systems and assemblies) have been included in the commissioning scope.
  • Ensure the Current Facilities Requirements (CFR) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan table of contents has been uploaded.
  • Ensure that the Current Facilities Requirements (CFR) and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Plan all of the following required elements: a sequence of operations for the building; the building occupancy schedule; equipment run-time schedules; setpoints for all HVAC equipment; set lighting levels throughout the building; minimum outside air requirements; any changes in schedules or setpoints for different seasons, days of the week, and times of day; a systems narrative describing the mechanical and electrical systems and equipment; a preventive maintenance plan for building equipment described in the systems narrative; and a commissioning program that includes periodic commissioning requirements, ongoing commissioning tasks, and continuous tasks for critical facilities.
  • Ensure the Commissioning plan table of contents has been provided and it includes a program overview and information on the commissioning team and process activities.
  • Ensure at least one complete functional performance test for each of the applicable systems has been provided. Refer to the functional performance test section of the Further Explanation section of the LEED v4 Reference Guide for details pertaining to expected test elements.
  • Ensure the commissioning report executive summary has been provided and it includes a list of systems commissioned and by whom, a summary of issues corrected, and a list of major outstanding/unresolved issues.
  • Ensure the commissioning authority (CxA) was engaged with the project during design development.
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