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At the completion of Introduction to Building Commissioning, a participant will be able to:
- comprehend the range of commissioning types including new construction commissioning, retrocommissioning, recommissioning and continuous commissioning.
- identify when, where and what type of commissioning may be appropriate for their building or project and what elements make up a successful project.
- understand the role of a building operator in the commissioning process and how they can reduce cost through active participation in the process.
- establish a list of expected work products (deliverables) from a third party commissioning service provider that enhance operating and maintaining buildings.
- access the available resources.
Texts: STUDENT HANDBOOK: BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning, plus course handouts and list of resources including web sites
Special Equipment for Instructors: Data loggers
Classroom Exercises and/or Hands-on Activities:
- Discussion: Benefits of CX and RCx
- Group Exercise: Who Needs to Be Convinced?
- Group Exercise: Diagnostic Monitoring
- Discussion: Issues in Your Buildings Cx Can Address
BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning: Course Outline
1. Commissioning (Cx) Overview
a. Definition of Terms and Types of Commissioning
b. Primary Goals for Cx new and existing buildings
c. Benefits (energy and non-energy)
d. Range of Costs and what Affects Costs
e. Some Interesting Findings and Funny Pictures
2. Basic Commissioning Process for Existing Buildings and the Building Operators Role
a. Planning a Successful Project –
i. Getting Started
ii. Scoping the Project
iii. Reducing Costs – Operators Role
iv. Obtaining a Third Party Provider
i. Implementing the O&M Assessment
ii. Typical Tools – Data Loggers, EMCS, Hand-held, etc.
iii. Expected Work Products
iv. Reducing Costs – The Operators Role
c. Implementing the Findings
i. The Commissioning Providers Role
ii. Reducing Costs – The Operators Role
d. Ensuring Persistence
ii. Continuous Commissioning
3. Hands on Activities
a. Provide list of top five findings from commissioning projects. Have students review it and identify:
i. what they can take on themselves,
ii. what they need to contract out,
iii. what they can do right away (on the spot during testing process).
[This exercise enables students to identify their role in the process.]
b. Set the data logger ahead of time, before class, then collect data and review mid-way through.
c. Go away with trend logs and put in place at their facility.