Commissioning tools for life-cycle building performance assurance

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This paper discusses information systems for building life-cycle performance analysis and the use of computer-based commissioning tools within this context. There are many reasons why buildings do not perform in practice as well as intended at the design stage. One reason is the lack of commissioning. A second reason is that design intent is not well documented, and performance targets for building components and systems are not well specified. Thus, criteria for defining verification and functional tests is unclear. A third reason is that critical information is often lost throughout the building life-cycle, which causes problems such as misunderstanding of ... continued below

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Piette, M. A. May 1, 1996.

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  • Piette, M. A. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Energy and Environment Div.

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This paper discusses information systems for building life-cycle performance analysis and the use of computer-based commissioning tools within this context. There are many reasons why buildings do not perform in practice as well as intended at the design stage. One reason is the lack of commissioning. A second reason is that design intent is not well documented, and performance targets for building components and systems are not well specified. Thus, criteria for defining verification and functional tests is unclear. A third reason is that critical information is often lost throughout the building life-cycle, which causes problems such as misunderstanding of operational characteristics and sequences and reduced overall performance. The life-cycle building performance analysis tools project discussed in this paper are focused on chillers and cooling systems.

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OSTI as DE96014940

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  • Other Information: PBD: May 1996

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  • Other: DE96014940
  • Report No.: LBNL--38979
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/373882 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 373882
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684935

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Piette, M. A. Commissioning tools for life-cycle building performance assurance, report, May 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684935/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.