Student Union Enhanced LEED Commissioning

Owners Performance Requirements

Prior to this project being released for RFP to Design/Build contractors, we developed the Owner Performance requirements for the facility mechanical and electrical systems. These requirements established the minimum criteria for sizing equipment and equipment selection, including construction standards for air handling systems, dampers, switchgear, cooling towers, fire systems, etc.

Design and Code Review

During the design process, we provided a design review from schematic design through construction documents. The review included compliance with ASHRAE ventilation and energy standards, as well as code review for all MEP systems.

Commissioning and IAO Testing

During the construction phase, we provided review of shop drawings, RFIs, and change orders, as well as on-site inspections of equipment as delivered to the site to validate acceptance prior to the installation. We provided functional testing scripts along with integrated testing procedures and performed all testing during the start-up and system acceptance phase of the project. Indoor air quality testing was provided by sys-tek in accordance with LEED requirements.

Testing and Balancing

During the performance testing phase of the HVAC systems, we provided all testing and balancing services for the chiller plant, air handling systems, and hot water systems.