A Guide to Building Commissioning

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Commissioning is the process of verifying that a building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems perform correctly and efficiently. Without commissioning, system and equipment problems can result in higher than necessary utility bills and unexpected and costly equipment repairs. This report reviews the benefits of commissioning, why it is a requirement for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and why building codes are gradually adopting commissioning activities into code.

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Baechler, Michael C. September 1, 2011.

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Commissioning is the process of verifying that a building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems perform correctly and efficiently. Without commissioning, system and equipment problems can result in higher than necessary utility bills and unexpected and costly equipment repairs. This report reviews the benefits of commissioning, why it is a requirement for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, and why building codes are gradually adopting commissioning activities into code.

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  • Report No.: PNNL-21003
  • Grant Number: AC05-76RL01830
  • DOI: 10.2172/1034588 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1034588
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc830600

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Baechler, Michael C. A Guide to Building Commissioning, report, September 1, 2011; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc830600/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.