Commissioning & Retro-commissioning
Existing Building Commissioning averages a 100% return on investment. New Building Commissioning averages a 25% return on your investment.
PCD Engineering’s commissioning process ensures operational and system efficiency to achieve peak building performance. Our building commissioning process assures that your building systems are complete and functional as originally designed and intended
PCD provides the following commissioning services:
Building commissioning consists of systematically documenting that specified components and systems have been designed, installed and started up properly, and then functionally tested to verify and document proper operation through all modes and conditions. Our commissioning process assures peak building performance.
Numerous studies have shown that commissioning can reduce energy consumption up to 20 percent.
By ensuring that equipment performs optimally and efficiently, commissioning can help:
- Reduce equipment downtimes and improve productivity levels/production rates
- Avoid premature equipment replacement costs
- Reduce operation and maintenance costs
- Lower expense of tenant turnover
- Decrease employee absenteeism
PCD Engineering’s commissioning is a key to quality assurance. Our proven commissioning process ensures that systems are complete and functioning properly upon occupancy and that facility staff has adequate system documentation and training.
As a building ages, non-operational control strategies, faulty equipment, and deferred maintenance may result in system inefficiencies that are not readily noticeable. As a result, you may be paying more in energy costs than necessary and experiencing comfort issues.
Recommissioning existing buildings helps to restore the original intended operating performance. If your facility has not been recommissioned, or properly commissioned in the first place, it is likely you are spending extra money on energy costs. Our recommissioning process targets these operational issues and savings opportunities through the systematic evaluation of energy-using systems and the implementation of no and low-cost upgrades.
What Re-commissioning can do for your facility
Recommissioning your facility can result in:
- improved system operation and lower energy costs
- reduced maintenance and repair costs and extended equipment life
- improved occupant comfort and productivity for tenants and employees
A building check up through our Recommissioning program
could save you up to 15 percent in energy costs
How Re-commissioning can help
Our Recommissioning program provides expert building analysis to help lower energy costs by optimizing your building’s energy use. Utility incentives are often also available to reduce the implementation costs of identified Recommissioning measures. The Recommissioning program also provides an opportunity for your staff to work hand-in-hand with expert engineers to increase their knowledge of the efficient and effective operation of building systems.
Recommissioning targets low-cost and no-cost improvements
with simple paybacks of approximately 1 year or less.
Our LEED Accredited Professionals are experts in LEED building commissioning and our president is past member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council, developer of the LEED rating system. Our team has an understanding in all LEED certification levels (Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum) and all LEED rating systems (New Construction, Existing Building, Core and Shell and Commercial Interiors).
Many of our LEED commissioning projects often include the following services:
- Monitoring and Verification of building energy performance to comply with LEED credit EA5, Monitoring and Verification.
- Energy Modeling to satisfy credit EA1, Optimize Energy Performance.
- LEED consulting to manage the LEED process and provide experienced advice to secure certification.
- MEP sustainable design engineering.
Contact us today for a proposal to assist you in achieving the full potential of your LEED building project.
Questions? Call 1-888-840-4PCD or e-mail us!