why commissioning?

Why should you think about commissioning your building? For starters it may be the single-most cost-effective strategy for reducing energy, costs, and greenhouse-gas emissions in buildings today. It is also a great way of reducing contractor call-backs and unresolved problems that can result in lost productivity for the building occupants.

Check out the Cx Benefits Page we put together that walks you through how the commissioning process benefits owners through each step in the process, from Design, Construction, and Post Construction

If you still are not convinced, take a look at a few statistics from a Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) study on commissioning costs and benefits:

Existing Building New Construction
Median whole-building energy savings 16% Energy Savings 13% Energy Savings
Median payback times 1.1 years 4.2 years
Median commissioning costs $0.30 per square foot $1.16 per square foot (or 0.4% of total construction costs)
  • High-tech buildings benefit more due to their high energy-intensiveness.
  • Comprehensive Cx efforts can attain 2 – 5 times the savings of a constrained Cx approach.
  • Non-energy benefits are extensive and often offset part or all of the commissioning cost.
  • Persistent savings result from Cx, often persisting for five or more years.
  • why taitem?


    Our team of highly qualified engineers ensures that your project will be handled by an expert from start to finish.

    The Taitem commissioning team has in-depth experience in several key technologies, including ventilation, dehumidification, high-efficiency heating and cooling applications, Green technologies and many years of commissioning experience and expertise. Our commissioning specialists have working experience in design, maintenance and project management and are familiar with common construction issues and how to best avoid them.

    Members of Taitem Engineering’s staff have completed NYSERDA’s Retrocommissioning Initiative training and have participated in the National Conference on Building Commissioning. Staff hold certifications in existing building and new construction commissioning through the Association of Energy Engineers and the Building Commissioning Association. Certifications held include the CCP, widely acknowledged as the most rigorous commissioning certification currently available.

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    Contact Nate Goodell to discuss your commissioning needs at ngoodell@taitem.com or by phone
    315.600.8544