Optimizing Performance through Commissioning
Earn 3.0 Learning Units/Health, Safety, Welfare
Thursday, January 9, 8:30 am - 11:45 am
In recent years, building owners have grown increasingly interested in using building commissioning—the process for achieving, verifying and documenting that the startup, operation and performance of facilities, systems and assemblies, and training of owners and operators—meets defined objectives and specified criteria.
Commissioning is a valuable tool to help owners optimize a building’s performance, but confusion abounds as to what commissioning is, who is qualified to perform it and the different types of commissioning agents. The Commissioning Symposium: Optimizing Performance through Commissioning, aims to clear up some of that confusion by providing an introduction to the commissioning process.
Building commissioning has become a growing profession, focused on assisting both public- and private-sector building owners in reaching their performance goals. However, misperceptions about commissioning thrive across the built environment, from building owners, to design professionals, to code officials.
The half-day Commissioning Symposium will focus on the process of commissioning, the roles of key participants and the desired results. Speakers will also clarify the differences between commissioning for new construction and existing buildings.
Following an introduction to commissioning, two panels consisting of representative participants in the commissioning process will address commissioning for new buildings and retro-commissioning respectively. Audience members will then have an opportunity to get immediate feedback from the panelists in an interactive question and answer (Q&A) session.
The presentations below are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs.