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Performance Validation has 100 temperature/humidity data loggers, 467 temperature only data loggers, and 20 low temperature data loggers (80 probes) in current inventory. Availability is dependent upon current and upcoming project needs. Contact PV for current availability to meet your specific needs.
Equipment rental cost is dependent upon quantity and duration. PV has a standard weekly and monthly rental rate, but discounts are available for large quantity and/or long duration rentals. Contact PV for a customer specific price quote based on your needs.
All of our projects are maintained on a first come/first served schedule. PV works hard to accommodate all our customers’ needs. Certainly, the sooner you contact us for upcoming needs, the more likely we will be able to meet them. Staff and/or equipment availability are our constraints, so the more flexibility you have the more likely we can meet your need. Due to the demand for and calendar restraints of seasonal mapping work, needs for January-March and July-September require as much lead time as possible. Contact PV to schedule your upcoming mapping needs today.
PV maintains all of our mapping equipment on an annual calibration schedule. The equipment is multi-point calibrated across the entire instrument range by NIST standards to manufacturer specifications by accredited 3rd party metrology labs or by the manufacturer. All equipment is provided with current calibration documentation. PV has an internal CAPA program to assess and report any calibration failures for impact to our customers. While this is acceptable for most customers, a separate post-use calibration of equipment is available for additional cost. Contact PV for additional details.
Yes, PV only provides 21 CFR Part 11 compliant systems for thermal validation within a cGMP environment. In addition to being specified as such by the manufacturer, the Kaye and Vaisala/Veriteq systems have been internally validated by PV and have been fully documented to be compliant with current regulations regarding data recording, reporting, and storage. PV can provide copies of the internal validation documentation to our customers or can readily share this documentation as part of a supplier audit, upon request.
Typical information PV needs to provide an accurate quote for a specific need includes: What is needing mapped (space, equipment, qty., temp/RH requirements, etc.), a drawing/layout of the space to be mapped (with dimensions and racking if possible), schedule (when is it available to be mapped, when does it need completed by), is a full Qualification needed or just a temperature mapping, and does PV need to provide mapping protocols? Contact PV for a customer specific price quote based on your needs.
Commissioning providers should be well rounded in terms of education and experience. ANSI-accredited third-party certification programs, such as the Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) as administered by the building Commissioning Certification Board, provide independent verification of a candidate’s education and work experience and require candidates to pass a competency exam. Most of our commissioning providers hold the CCP credential, and we encourage and support all our new employees to work towards achieving this certification.
The term “third-party commissioning” is typically used to describe a contractual relationship in which the commissioning provider is accountable directly to the Owner and is independent of any other entity involved in the project (for example, members of the design or construction teams). This independence helps to ensure that the commissioning provider executes their work scope as with the Owner’s best interests in mind.
Yes, our commissioning experts are well versed in the LEED requirements related to commissioning. We are a proud member of USGBC and have completed over 250 projects that have achieved LEED certification. We also have several LEED Accredited Professionals on staff who can help identify synergies between commissioning and associated LEED credits.
Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) is a systematic process for optimizing a building’s operations. By making improvements to existing equipment and systems, building owners and operators can achieve greater energy efficiency, reduce costs, and create a more comfortable and healthier environment for occupants. Energy savings of between 6-16% can be realized from proper implementation of the EBCx process.
Existing building commissioning can help realize energy savings for all buildings, though there are a few indicators that can make your building an especially good fit. These factors include recently rising energy costs, upward-trending energy usage, frequent occupant complaints, systems with digital controls, and larger buildings (> 50,000 square feet). Our experts can help determine if your building may qualify for utility provider incentive programs which can pay for up to 100% of your commissioning provider’s cost.