LEED: Fundamental & Enhanced Commissioning
What is the difference between LEED: fundamental & enhanced commissioning?
Fundamental Commissioning is a prerequisite for LEED NC, CI, and Schools projects and includes the following energy-related systems: HVAC, lighting and daylighting, domestic hot water, and renewable energy. The process includes a review of the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) and Basis of Design (BOD), incorporation of commissioning specifications, implementation of a Cx Plan, verification of the installation and performance of the building systems, and delivery of a Cx Report.
Enhanced Commissioning allows project teams to earn a credit by providing a commissioning process that builds upon the Fundamental process to include: design review prior to 50% CDs, review of contractor submittals, development of a systems manual, verification of training for building operating personnel, and review of building operations within ten months of substantial completion. For more information, see Commissioning.