What Would an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit Look Like in Your Building?

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For building owners seeking to optimize energy efficiency and reduce operational costs, conducting an ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit can provide instrumental insights and recommendations. Today we will discover what a typical ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit entails, including the key components, methodologies, and potential outcomes for your building.  An ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit […]

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Owner’s Project Requirements: The Most Underrated Part of a Successful Commissioning Project

In the building commissioning process, there is a pivotal document that often gets overlooked however it serves as the cornerstone for project success: the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). Despite its significance, the OPR is frequently underestimated or misunderstood. In today’s blog we will explore why the Owner’s Project Requirements are the unsung hero of a […]

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Are COVID Ventilation Changes Still Ailing Your Energy Goals?

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted substantial changes in building ventilation strategies across various industries, from schools and residential buildings to commercial facilities. While prioritizing indoor air quality remains the priority for mitigating the spread of the virus and others, these ventilation adjustments can inadvertently negatively impact energy consumption and efficiency. Through this blog post, we […]

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Navigating the Commissioning Process: A Step-by-Step Guide for Building Owners

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Building commissioning is a critical process that ensures all systems within a building operate efficiently, effectively, and according to the owner’s requirements. However, for many building owners, navigating the commissioning process can be a daunting process. Today we have assembled a comprehensive guide, where we will break down the commissioning process into manageable steps and […]

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Existing Building Commissioning on a Budget – Utilizing Utility Grants and Incentives

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As building owners and facility managers strive to optimize the performance and efficiency of their existing buildings, they often encounter budget constraints that can impede their efforts. However, with the right strategy and resources in place, existing building commissioning (EBCx) can provide a cost-effective solution to improve building performance while also maximizing return on investment. […]

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How Building Commissioning Enhances Indoor Air Quality

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Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical aspect of building performance that significantly impacts occupant health, comfort, and even productivity. Poor indoor air quality can lead to various health issues, including respiratory problems, allergies, and fatigue. Building commissioning plays a vital role in ensuring optimal indoor air quality by systematically verifying and optimizing performance of […]

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The Evolution and Importance of Building Enclosure Commissioning 

In the realm of construction and building design, the term “commissioning” has grown from a niche concept to a cornerstone of sustainable development. Originally derived from shipbuilding, where commissioning ensured a vessel was ready for sea, building commissioning has adapted to ensure that structures are designed, constructed, and operated to fulfill their intended performances. Particularly, […]

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Mastering LEED Commissioning for Sustainable Building

This post serves as a comprehensive guide on LEED commissioning, a vital component in the realm of sustainable building certification. Aimed at both novices and seasoned professionals, it unpacks the nuances of LEED commissioning, underscoring its pivotal role in promoting environmentally responsible, cost-effective construction practices that yield significant social and governance benefits.  LEED stands as […]

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Procuring K- 12 Commissioning in 2024 

In this blog, we aim to assist K-12 capital project teams and owner’s representatives in Washington State by clarifying the commissioning process for school projects. We’ll highlight the differences between the Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol (WSSP) and the Washington State Energy Code, Commercial Provisions (C408), and offer insights for crafting effective Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) […]

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