SmartEdge offers a full array of building commissioning services, which are focused on insuring optimum performance while reducing on-going operating and maintenance costs. Our services encompass both commissioning and retro-commissioning as defined below.
Commissioning Commissioning is an intensive quality assurance process that begins during the design of a new building and continues through construction, occupancy, and operation. Commissioning ensures that the new building operates, as the owner initially intended and the building operating staff personnel are prepared to operate and maintain its systems and equipment. Additionally, commissioning is a key step in achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for a new building.
Retro-commissioning Retro-commissioning applies the commissioning process to existing buildings and seeks to improve how building equipment and systems function together. Retro-commissioning can often resolve problems that occurred during the building design or construction, or address problems that have developed during the building’s life. Every building undergoes changes over time. These changes can negatively impact building performance, resulting in lower productivity and higher energy and building maintenance costs. Retro-commissioning can resolve these negative impacts resulting in optimum building performance. Typically, retro-commissioning can result in energy savings of 5 to 15% with a payback of less than 2 years.
SmartEdge’ staff of professional engineers, certified energy managers, and LEED certified professionals are well positioned to provide comprehensive commissioning and retro-commissioning services in all types of facilities including educational, institutional, health care, industrial, governmental, and commercial.