Top 10 ways to commission for LEED

The requirement for commissioning as part of the LEED certification process has elevated the commissioning consultant to a key player in achieving certification.
By Consulting Specifying Engineer Staff August 13, 2008

In the summer edition of The Checklist , published by the Building Commissioning Association , Michael Mantai, president of SystemWorCx LLC, offers his top 10 issues when commissioning existing buildings for LEED.

The highlights:
10. Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)
9. Plumbing Fixtures
8. Protection of Ductwork
7. Occupancy Sensors
6. ASHRAE 62.1-2004 Compliance
5. Measurement & Verification (M&V)
4. Outdoor Air Flushout
3. MERV-13 filters
2. Owner’s Project Requirements
1. Basis of Design