What is Commissioning and Why Does it Matter?
Building commissioning helps to ensure your newly constructed facility is operating efficiently and is providing a comfortable and healthy environment for your workforce and customers. More than just cost savings, commissioning can help minimize the carbon footprint of your facility. Commissioning also provides a long-term return on your investment in the form of reduced energy consumption, reduced maintenance and repair costs, longer equipment lifespans, and improved occupant well-being.
- Capturing energy savings
- Ensuring system performance
- Improving thermal comfort
- Maintaining proper indoor air quality
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory study on building commissioning found a median energy savings from 3% to 16%, depending on building type. The study examined the cost of commissioning and resulting energy savings of 1,500 North American buildings across three decades.
Process. Passion. Results.
As your facility performance partner, we focus on solving your problems not just checking boxes. Your Enviros team consists of experienced commissioning professionals with the expertise to troubleshoot and identify issues, and then resolve the system deficiencies. From the design phase through on-site construction, maintaining open communication with all project participants is crucial to the success and quality of your project. Your commissioning agent will maintain a collaborative, ‘Project First’ attitude to ensure all parties are working together to develop solutions and deliver a highly efficient end product.
System Commissioning Expertise
- Mechanical / HVAC
- Building Automation + Controls
- Building Envelope / Roofing
- Plumbing / Steam
- Fire Protection
- Electrical Distribution
- Lighting / Lighting Control
- Fire Alarm / Life Safety
- Emergency Power
- Chilled Water
- Solar / Renewable Energy
Commissioning helps ensure that your facility is fully functional and meets your operational requirements. Our team will support you through design and construction to proactively identify and address potential issues before they negatively impact your new construction, renovation, or system upgrade project.
When to Engage Your Commissioning Agent
Engaging a commissioning provider early in the design phase ensures building systems are selected and engineered to meet your functional and operational needs while balancing initial and long-term costs with sustainability and energy efficiency targets. Design phase commissioning support has also been proven to reduce change orders by identifying potential issues before they can result in construction challenges or operational inefficiencies.
A common misconception is that commissioning starts during construction, but the right commissioning team provides value at every step of the process – long before construction begins.
Define + Document
Your Enviros commissioning agent will translate your specific needs, priorities, and parameters into formalized criteria – OPR and BOD – which then serves as a benchmark for the project throughout all subsequent phases of design, development, and construction.Learn More
Efficiency + Constructability
Providing independent peer review, your Enviros commissioning agent inspects the design documents to ensure conformance with your project criteria, best practices, regulatory, and code compliance, as well as check for document quality, consistency, and coordination.Learn More
Observation + Testing
Acting as your advocate during construction, your Enviros commissioning agent helps ensure the quality of installation and functionality of key building systems providing issue identification, troubleshooting, and resolution support to deliver a fully functional building.Learn More
Training + Documentation
The Enviros training and transition program helps the teams operating and maintaining your facility understand the installed systems through recorded, on-site instruction led by your project’s commissioning agent.Learn More
Warranty Period and Beyond
During the one year warranty period functional testing of off season systems is conducted, remaining issues are driven to closure, and a final walk-through identifies any system deficiencies to be addressed with the contractor or equipment manufacturers.Learn More
Enviros was built with the mission to help owners and operators sustain optimized performance for their facilities. Learn more about how your Enviros team can provide ongoing support to keep your systems, equipment, and facilities operating at peak performance.