What is building commissioning?

Commissioning is the process of testing a mechanical, electrical, plumbing or fire protection system to ensure it functions as designed. Commissioning can occur on both new and existing buildings, and includes various forms of commissioning, such as recommissioning, retro-commissioning, monitoring-based commissioning, ongoing commissioning, existing building commissioning and several others.
Courtesy: CxEnergy
Commissioning March 31, 2020

Video: Commissioning in the Building Codes

Commissioning has been increasingly integrated into codes and standards and there are tools commissioning authorities and code officials can use to support compliance with these codes.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
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Mechanical March 12, 2020

Leveraging data to make mechanical systems smarter

Analyzing building data can help to uncover and predict mechanical problems, as well as equip building operations and maintenance staff with and information to be more proactive and efficient while optimizing resources.

By Jason Gladney
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Commissioning February 18, 2020

Video: Commissioning Electrical Systems in Mission Critical Facilities

Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities requires great care and planning and save clients the extreme costs from system outages due to improperly tested equipment or insufficient levels of testing

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
Lighting December 31, 2019

Commissioning lighting occupancy sensors

Installing lighting occupancy sensors and commissioning the devices have many benefits, including reducing operational and maintenance costs

By Michael Chow, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C
Electrical Systems April 1, 2019

How to optimize electrical systems, from design to commissioning

Learn how to define the procedures of electrical schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding, and construction administration including electrical commissioning.

By Daniel Mendez and Rick H. Reyburn, PE, NV5, Las Vegas
Commissioning March 25, 2019

Commissioning of electrical systems

Commissioning of electrical systems has become an integral and well-established part of the building design and construction process. However, as cities and states increasingly pass more stringent energy legislation while new technologies continue to present countless possibilities, building systems will get smarter and more interconnected—and the role commissioning plays in the built environment will continue to expand.

By Vahik Davoudi, PE, LEED AP; Ander Sahonero, PE; Gaurav Thatte, EIT; and Rahul Mittal, EIT; Arup, Los Angeles
Commissioning November 16, 2018

10 reasons lighting controls commissioning goes bad

To ensure complex systems function as intended, a formal commissioning process needs to be established.

By John Yoon, PE, LEED AP ID+C; McGuire Engineers Inc., Chicago
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Fire, Life Safety July 26, 2018

The benefits of integrated fire protection and life safety system testing

NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 explore integrated fire protection and life safety system testing and are vital to a building’s overall fire/life safety implementation.

By Allyn Vaughn, PE FSFPE, NV5, Las Vegas