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Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems

Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems Contributed by Bill McMullen, Business Unit Manager – Energy Solutions, Dewberry The term “commissioning” originated from a quality assurance process performed by military shipbuilders before ships were commissioned as active-duty vessels. Due to the high cost of failure, these sea trials were formulated as systematic tests and regulated checklists […]

Whole Building Commissioning (WBCx) – NCBC 2016 Open Forum

Is Whole Building Commissioning a perplexing term? The Building Commissioning Association President, Bruce Pitts, opened this can of worms at the National Conference on Building Commissioning’s open forum session in an effort to define the phrase for general industry acceptance. The session got underway with the one online source that specifically defines the term. The […]

Three Proven Strategies to Improve Mission Critical Chiller Performance in Existing Facilities

by Kenny Reed, PE, CxAP, CEM, Senior Commissioning Agent – HDR This commissioning study of a clean research lab demonstrates how planning, investigation and targeted commissioning implementation can improve chiller performance in a mission critical environment. Learn how trend analysis, sequence of operations investigation, and ongoing performance measurement have led to a significantly more reliable […]