Commissioning April 17, 2013

Retro-commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB's Retro-Commissioning seminar and exam is being held July 17 to 20, 2013, in Portland, Ore.

Commissioning March 26, 2013

Building envelope: Testing and commissioning best practices

Due to the increased interest in high-performance buildings, more attention is being paid to how envelope assemblies affect interior comfort and energy performance.

By James Bochat, LEED AP, NEBB Cx, Commissioning Concepts, Phoenix
Commissioning March 1, 2013

ACG Conference on Total Building Commissioning registration open

ACG's 9th Annual Conference on Total Building Commissioning will include workshops and certification exams.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning January 17, 2013

NEBB Basic Building Systems Commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB is holding a seminar and exam on building systems at IAPMO's world headquarters in Ontario, Calif., April 10-13, 2013.

All forms of communication, including phone calls and e-mail, are key when communicating with a team on a building commissioning project. Courtesy: WorkingBuildings
Commissioning October 26, 2012

Communication in commissioning

An effective commissioning authority must bring far more than technical skills to the project team. Communication skills of all types are key.

By John K. McFarland, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP, WorkingBuildings, Atlanta
Commissioning October 24, 2012

Commissioning buildings for fire, life safety

Proper commissioning of the fire and life safety features will ensure an on-time building.

By Thomas Brown, PE, Rolf Jensen & Assocs. Inc., Laurel, Md.
In this flow test, a CxA performs a whole-building pressure verification test. The lowest leakage rate equates to the best energy efficiency. Courtesy: Commissioning Concepts
Commissioning October 23, 2012

Commissioning best practices for building performance

Follow these best practices to ensure a building meets the performance standards required by the owner and design engineer.

By Jim Bochat, LEED AP, NEBB CCP, NEBB RCCP, Commissioning Concepts, Phoenix
Figure 5: Site inspection is a critical activity in the commissioning process for both mechanical and controls systems. Courtesy: Cannon Design
Commissioning October 18, 2012

Commissioning the BAS

Following a thorough commissioning process that incorporates best practices is essential in delivering a building that meets user requirements and design intent.

By Mike Eardley, PE, LEED AP, CCP, Cannon Design
Commissioning October 17, 2012

Commissioning best practices: Electrical — Top 10 deficiencies and challenges

These are the most common deficiencies or challenges workers face when working on a commissioning project.

By John Hebert, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Catherine Melander, PE, LEED AP BD+C
The hospital emergency room entrance helps to illustrate the importance of essential power systems and the commissioning of the essential power system. Courtesy: Dreamstime
Commissioning October 17, 2012

Commissioning best practices: Electrical

Commissioning electrical equipment ideally begins early in the design phase of the project and continues through the completion of functional performance testing.

By John Hebert, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Catherine Melander, PE, LEED AP BD+C,