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. If that is not enough, commissioning is now required by an increasing number of codes and standards.
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 the 2018 updated Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) study on Commissioning. This study was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and is available on the U.S. DoE Better Buildings Initiative site. The 2018 study more than doubles the number of building and project area that the previous 2009 Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL) study on commissioning costs and benefits was based on:
|2009 Study||2018 Study||2009 Study||2018 Study|
|Median whole-building energy savings|| 14.5% Energy Savings
|19% Energy Savings
|13% Energy Savings||(not yet reported)|
|Median simple payback times||1.1 years||2.2 years||4.2 years||(not yet reported)|
|Median commissioning costs||$0.30 per square foot||$0.26 per square foot||$1.16 per square foot||$0.82 per square foot||Median commissioning costs as % of construction cost||N/A||N/A||0.57%||0.25%|
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.