Commissioning for Certifications (LEED, Energy Star, etc.)

For housing building, the building commissioning system looks for the building design that will achieve energy saving through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifica­tion. Any building will be certified as a green building if its design

Table 8.5 Owner requirements

Accessibility

Access and use by children, aged, and disabled persons

Acoustics

Control of internal and external noise and intelligibility of sound

Comfort

Identify and document those comfort problems that have caused complaints in the past and which will be avoided in this facility (i. e., glare, uneven air distribution, etc.)

Communications

Capacity to provide inter – and intra­telecommunications throughout the facility Constructability Transportation

Constructability

Transportation to site, erection of facility, and health and safety during construction

Design Excellence

Potential/Objectives for design recognition

Durability

Retention of performance over required service life

Energy

Goals for energy efficiency (to the extent they are not called out in the Green Building Concepts)

Fire Protection and Life Safety

Fire protection and life safety systems

Flexibility

For future facility changes and expansions

Green Building Concepts

Sustainability concepts including LEED certification goals

Health & Hygiene

Protection from contamination from waste water, garbage and other wastes, emissions and toxic materials

Indoor

Environment

Including hydrothermal, air temperature, humidity, condensation, indoor air quality and weather resistance

Table 8.5 (cont.) Owner requirements

Life Safety

Fire protection and life safety systems

Light

Including natural and artificial (i. e., electric, solar, etc.) illumination

Maintenance

Requirements

Varied level of knowledge of maintenance staff and the expected complexity of the proposed systems

Security

Protection against intrusion (physical, thermal, sound, etc.) and vandalism and chemical/ biological/radiological threats

Standards

Integration

Integration of approved federal, state, and local as well as GSA and customer Agency standards and requirements

Structural Safety

Resistance to static and dynamic forces, impact and progressive collapse

achieves points to be a gold, silver, or platinum building and some of its points are gained by using total building commissioning system.

Development of the preliminary Commissioning Plan and ini­tial commissioning scope shall also include a discussion regarding project certifications and goal attainment (i. e. LEED, Energy Star, Energy Goals, Design Awards, etc.).

For the project to be LEED-certified, commissioning process activities must comply with the prerequisite requirements for fun­damental building commissioning, and the project team may opt to pursue an added LEED point for additional commissioning.

Table 8.6 Commissioning plan

Purpose and general summary of the Plan

Introduction

Overview of the project, emphasizing key project information and delivery method characteristics

General Project Information

The commissioning scope including which building assemblies, systems, subsystems and equipment will be commissioned on this project

Commissioning Scope

Table 8.6 (cont.) Commissioning plan

Project specific commissioning team members and contact information

Team Contacts

Documentation of the communication channels to be used throughout the project

Communication Plan and Protocols

Detailed description of the project specific tasks to be accomplished during the Planning, Design, Construction and Tenant Occupancy Stages with associated roles and responsibilities

Commissioning

Process

List of commissioning documents required to identify expectations, track conditions and decisions, and validate/certify performance

Commissioning

Documentation

Specific sequences of events and relative timeframes, dates and durations

Commissioning

Schedule

Table 8.7 Work during the commissioning process

Appendices

Work Completed During the Commissioning Process

A

Owner’s Project Requirements

В

Basis of Design

C

Commissioning Specifications

D

Design Review

E

Submittal Review

F

Issues Log

G

Construction Checklists

H

Site Visit and Commissioning Meeting Minutes

I

O&M Manual Review

J

Training

К

Functional Performance Tests & Seasonal Testing

L

Warranty Review

M

Test Data Reports

The process provided in this guide provides the necessary steps to comply with both prerequisite and additional commissioning requirements.