Commissioning, as defined per ASHRAE Guideline 0, is “a quality-oriented process for achieving, verifying and documenting that the performance of facilities, systems and assemblies meets defined objectives and criteria.” These defined objectives and criteria for a project’s energy consumption are often based on a target LEED® certification level.
The Commissioning Process is a cost-effective strategy to help reduce energy, costs, and provide a better occupant working environment in buildings today. In this course the participants will learn what Building Commissioning is and what it’s not. You will also understand why a building should be commissioned, what the commissioning team roles are, how the commissioning process integrates with a normal project and the steps and goals it takes.
Participants will identify why there are objections to commissioning a building.
The target audience for this course is: building owners, architects, professionals, LEED credentialed professionals or anyone new to sustainability who desire to understand what commissioning is and how they can apply it. This course is presented from an owner or client’s view point so they gain an understanding of what it takes and why they should commission a building.
- Define what is (and is not) building commissioning
- Explain why you should commission a building
- Recall Commissioning Team Roles and Responsibilities
- Recognize how the CX integrates with a normal project design process
- Describe the steps and goals in the Commissioning Process
- Discuss the typical objections to commissioning