Commissioning is the process of planning, documenting, scheduling, testing, adjusting, verifying, and training, to provide a facility that operates as a fully functional system per the Owner’s Project Requirements. The goal of the Commissioning Process is to enhance the quality of the delivered project by focusing the design and construction team on the Owner’s goals for a functional and energy efficient building. The earlier a Commissioning Provider is involved in the project process the greater the chance there is for the Commissioning Provider to influence corrections without increased costs later.
Demand for commissioning services is increasing as the design and construction communities require that projects are delivered completely functional, on time, at low cost, and constructed to run in a highly efficient manner. Also, LEED Certification is becoming increasingly popular and mandated by some jurisdictions. The Commissioning process is a requirement of LEED Certified projects. The Commissioning Process helps to achieve all of these goals through review of design documents and construction installation. A third party provider, independent of the design and construction teams, can oversee the quality delivery of the project and provide the Owner with an advocate that will serve the project through completion.