Building Commissioning (Cx)
One of the best investments facility managers can make to reduce lifetime energy usage of a building is to hire a commissioning specialist to fine-tune the building automation systems.
Even the most technologically advanced buildings can have sub-optimal performance if they are not properly commissioned. If you want to reduce the lifetime energy usage of your building, consider hiring an Envinity commissioning specialist to fine-tune your building’s automation systems. It’s one of the best investments you can make.
The term commissioning has its origins in shipbuilding. To be deemed ready for service, every ship must pass a number of milestones. Equipment is installed and tested, problems are identified and corrected, and the ship’s crew is extensively trained. A commissioned ship is one whose materials, systems, and crew have successfully completed a thorough quality assurance process. It’s no less important with a building.
Envinity has helped “launch” numerous buildings through our rigorous program of testing, optimizing, and training. When our team commissions a building, we put it through an intensive quality assurance process that begins during design and continues through construction, occupancy, and operations. Our process ensures that your building will perform as intended, and that building staff will be ready to operate its systems and achieve the best possible performance.
Did you know that the energy savings from an Envinity-commissioned building typically pays for the commissioning agent in less than a year? Just ask our friends at Guthrie Health, who hired us to commission a new intensive care unit. In that one project alone, we identified $180,000 in initial cost savings, $40,000 in energy savings, and $40,000 in utility rebates.
If you have a building that’s ready to set sail, contact us today to ask about our commissioning services. Or if you have a building that never went through the commissioning process, visit our Retro-commissioning page.