Commissioning (Cx) is a systematic
process of ensuring that all the building’s energy related systems are installed and calibrated and performs interactively
according to the design intent and the owner’s project requirements and operational needs. This is achieved by beginning at the design phase with documented design and operating intent and continuing
through construction and acceptance with actual verification of performance.
Commissioning during design is
intended to achieve the following specific objectives:
Ensure that the design and operational intent are clearly documented.
Ensure that recommendations are communicated to the design team during design
to aid the development of commissioning and avoid later contract modifications.
Ensure that commissioning for the construction phase is adequately reflected in
the construction documents.
Commissioning during the construction of this project
is intended to achieve the following specific objectives:
Ensure that applicable equipment and systems are installed properly and receive adequate operational
checkout by installing contractors.
Verify and document proper performance of equipment and systems through normal and other likely
operational modes necessary to meet design intent.
Ensure that O&M documentation provided to Owner is complete.
Ensure that the Owner’s operating personnel are adequately trained.