Utilities & Energy Services mandates that all projects will be commissioned using the latest ASHRAE Standards, and follows a campus-wide commissioning procedure that begins at project inception. Commissioning verifies and documents that a building and its systems are planned, designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained to meet its design intent and energy performance requirements. This process reviews design documents, submittals, commissioning specifications and tests, and is part of the latest LEED Certification criteria for Energy and Atmosphere.
In addition to new building commissioning, UES also practices recommissioning (used after a building becomes fully operational) and retrocommissioning (used when an existing building was never properly commissioned) of existing building and their systems to meet our performance requirements. This process programs existing buildings to the original basis of design, verifies building operation schedules by paralleling mixed-use design and retrofits with tenant usage, and calibrating or replaces sensors and valves to reach desired energy baselines.