“The Envelope, Please!” How Everyone Wins with Building Envelope Commissioning | U.S. Green Building Council
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“The Envelope, Please!” How Everyone Wins with Building Envelope Commissioning

GBCI: 0920013790

This course demystifies the building enclosure commissioning process with a focus on what is involved and benefits to the owner.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LU

Rating system: v4

Published on: July 13, 2017

Average: 4.2 (71 votes)


Building Enclosure Commissioning allows a third-party enclosure expert, representing the owner’s best interests, to ensure that the performance of the envelope meets the owner and designer’s intent. The extra layer of review during the design, construction, and post-occupancy phases provides reassurance to the entire project team that the envelope will perform as desired.

While the focus is on the benefits of building enclosure commissioning for building owners and developers, this course has valuable information for anyone involved in sustainable building including architects, engineers and green building consultants.

As part of this course, please read BuildingGreen's article, Building Enclosure Commissioning: Ensuring Durable and Energy-Efficient Buildings (available under additional resources).

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  1. Differentiate Building Enclosure Commissioning from othe rengineering and commissioning services.
  2. Describe the objectives of a comprehensive enclosure commissioning process.
  3. Recognize the benefits of enclosure commissioning for building owners.
  4. Describe common enclosure testing methods.
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Created by

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
New York, NY
United States


Rachel Michelin

Senior Associate Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
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