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Building Commissioning Basics: Here’s What You Need to Know About the Process

If you have ever purchased a commercial property, it’s likely you are familiar with the term ‘commissioning’. This is a process that involves checking the building’s systems to ensure they are working properly and efficiently. But what exactly is involved in commissioning? And is it necessary? This article will go over the basics so you …

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The Value in Commissioning Documentation

Getting a building commissioned involves getting certified professionals on the project as soon as possible to ensure systems are designed to function properly, efficiently and in a way to allow for  working with other systems without issue or failure.  Commissioning in general is most commonly related to new building construction, but recommissioning or retro-commissioning is …

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Often Overlooked Details of Commissioning

Commissioning is a process that should occur over the lifecycle of the project. The commissioning process is extensive but the end goal is to ensure the systems will work together seamlessly and at maximum efficiency. The key to a high quality and effective commissioning effort comes in during the planning stages. If commissioning agents are provided …

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Top 6 Features When Choosing Direct Digital Control

Direct Digital Control is essential in the controlling of a facility’s crucial systems. It is used in commercial and industrial buildings to ensure the proper operating of heating, HVAC, energy management and more. It plays a major role in increasing the overall efficiency of the unit. The Direct Digital Control system runs through a central computer …

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WHAT IS SYSTEM DEGRADATION AND HOW DO I STOP IT?

Ah, new construction. It looks great, it functions well, and it provides occupants with maximum efficiency. But over time, systems start to give out, usually due to regular wear and tear. Tell tale signs include utility bills going up and components not functioning as well as they used to. Fortunately, there are things you can …

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COMMISSIONING (CX) SERVICES ARE MORE THAN JUST PAPERWORK

There is no doubt that extensive documentation is required in the commissioning process. There are documents that establish the standards for the building’s systems and then there are the tests and reports that verify the systems meet those standards. There are also the documents that detail how to maintain the systems after the effort is …

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WHEN SHOULD I HIRE A COMMISSIONING AUTHORITY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION

Commissioning (Cx) is a process that ensures new and renovated building systems are designed according to plan and that they meet the owner’s requirements. It doesn’t need to be performed on every type of property, but it’s a good idea to get it no matter what regulations may be. Read on to find out when …

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