Video: Integrating Energy Modeling and Building Commissioning with an Energy Management Information System to Optimize Building System Operations

This presentation explains how building commissioning (Cx) services validate, document, and ensure compliance with design intent for MEP systems.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) June 21, 2023
Courtesy: CxEnergy

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how EMIS with FDD are used to assist in the Cx process in post-commissioning to identify deviations from the design intent and optimize building system operations.
  • Understand the role of BEM during the design phase in establishing design performance intent and to post-commissioning Cx for evaluating design performance intent.
  • Understand of how post-occupancy BEM quantifies and audits any drift from the design Energy Use Intensity (EUI, kBtu/Ft2/Yr).
  • Understand the complimentary roles and strengths of BEM and Cx/EMIS in assessing design performance intent and optimizing building performance.

Video courtesy: CxEnergy


  • Dotty Hage, PMP, MelRok, LLC
  • Marlin Addison, Clinical Associate Professor, MS Addison & Associates, LLC
  • Adam Williams, PE, CxA, SCMS, Inc.

Building commissioning (Cx) services validate, document, and ensure compliance with design intent for MEP systems. The growing development of energy management and information system (EMIS) tools such as data analytics and fault detection & diagnostics (FDD) together with the use of building energy modeling (BEM) has enabled building owners to add energy performance requirements to their owner’s project requirements (OPR).

It is on this basis that Cx and BEM-based design services have begun to address design performance intent. Proper integration of BEM, EMIS and Cx, provides increased accuracy of pre-handoff Cx services and more comprehensive Cx services that extend through initial post-occupancy evaluation (warranty phase) and into ongoing Retro-Commissioning (RCx).

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CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA), and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). Together, these Authorities in Building Performance represent over 600 member companies and 2,500 certified professionals in the testing, adjusting, and balancing, commissioning, and energy management industries.