Commissioning 2017-08-08T18:36:01+00:00

Commissioning (Cx)

Whether simple, complex or somewhere in between, all buildings can benefit from a systematic Commissioning (Cx) process. Beginning in the design phase and continuing post-occupancy, Cx is a methodical step-by-step process to ensure new buildings are designed, built and operated to achieve increasingly stringent performance targets and Owner’s Project Requirements.

Building Commissioning (Cx) is a Quality Assurance process that begins in the pre-design phase and continues through construction and into operations.

Benefits of Building Cx:

  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Lower operating expenses
  • Improve occupant productivity
  • Extend equipment life
  • Enhance occupant comfort
  • Improve operations & maintenance

Healthy Buildings Cx services:

  • LEED Cx
  • Title 24 Cx
  • Retro-commissioning (RCx)
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx)
  • Measurement & Verification (M&V)

We bring immediate value through Cx by improving the construction process.  Healthy Buildings focuses on reducing cost and increasing efficiency through verification of system operability, performance, and reliability.  Many design and construction teams view commissioning as a chore and appreciate our years of hand-on experience. This unique combination of design and real world operations gives us an edge to identify and resolve potential issues during the design phase, while the project is still on paper rather than after construction, when it becomes more difficult and more costly to correct deficiencies. Healthy Buildings prides itself on offering independent opinion that focuses on solutions to real world problems to keep the project on schedule.  Healthy Buildings’ commissioning team will verify proper installation, operation, and performance based on the project basis of design (BOD) and the owner’s project requirements (OPR), creating a seamless hand-off after construction is completed.

In addition to developing and verifying proper completion of the Functional Performance Tests, our engineers will deliver a systems manual and facilitate training of the building operators.  A Cx Report will document the resolution of issues identified during the detailed engineering process.

The key to any successful Cx effort is teamwork. Healthy Buildings works purposely to develop and maintain a collaborative approach bridging the owner, design and construction teams, equipment manufacturers, vendors, and relevant third parties together getting everyone involved. In the role of commissioning agent (CA), we see ourselves as part of the team and a technical resource with our role to facilitate the delivery of the best possible building systems operations. Our goal is to enhance the facility’s quality, control, performance, and efficiency, creating a more sustainable and occupant friendly building. To discuss Cx for your project, please contact us.

It was great working with your employee this year. She did a great job working in our building she was very professional with our tenants in regards to respecting their space and gets along well with our crew members. I hope she is willing to return next year.
Chief Engineer, Major commercial building in Sacramento
Thank you Bruce, you guys never cease to amaze me how well you do things. I wish other companies worked like you do…
Assistant Property Manager, Major Program Management Contractor, Washington, DC
Just wanted to let you know that your office just helped us out with a last minute need…and we wanted to express our sincere gratitude. Your staff dropped what they were doing and came here to perform a Legionella test of our cooling tower before our work started this weekend. We are so fortunate to have such a great partnership with Healthy Buildings, who is responsive to our needs!
Manager, Facilities Operations, Northern Virginia

I am completely amazed at how professional and complete our report is. I appreciate doing business with your company and look forward to using your services again on a yearly basis. Please keep me informed when it is coming close to the inspection period, thanks…

Operator, Major Casino/Hotel in Las Vegas, NV

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your time and assistance in attending the meeting. We met with a certified Industrial Hygienist and the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety. At the meeting, your staff distributed copies of the actual sampling data findings and explained each test and the results. The director asked a few questions and at the end of the meeting he seemed satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude and stated that he felt that HBI had done a thorough job.

Property Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Virginia

It was great working with your employee this year. She did a great job working in our building she was very professional with our tenants in regards to respecting their space and gets along well with our crew members. I hope she is willing to return next year.

Chief Engineer, Major Commercial Building in Sacramento

Thank you for the expedient response to our request and the professional nature in which Healthy Buildings have responded to our concerns regards IAQ in the clinic, much appreciated.

Senior Occupational Health Specialist, Washington, DC

Healthy Buildings has the team and experience to develop effective and efficient hotel sustainability programs. Their commitment to business-oriented sustainability decisions makes them a player you most definitely want to have on your team. They will work with you to meet your bottom line goals while greening your operations and maintenance practices; ultimately reducing your operating costs, generating marketing opportunities, and strengthening your business model by integrating sustainability into all aspects of your hotel.

Sustainability Manager, Major Hotel in New York City

I had the opportunity to utilize Healthy Buildings as my LEED Consultant on the Porterville Developmental Center New Main Kitchen Project in Porterville, CA. The project has attempted LEED (v2.2) Gold status.  I cannot say enough about the Healthy Buildings team and their professional work ethic, deep knowledge of LEED and sustainability and their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure client satisfaction.

Project Engineer, Seals/Biehle, Inc.

Just wanted to express my sincere thanks for your time and assistance in attending the meeting. We met with a certified Industrial Hygienist and the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety. At the meeting, your staff distributed copies of the actual sampling data findings and explained each test and the results. The director asked a few questions and at the end of the meeting he seemed satisfied with the results and expressed his gratitude and stated that he felt that HBI had done a thorough job.

Property Manager, Lerner, Tysons Corner, Virginia