As governing bodies adopt more aggressive energy conservation goals, commissioning is being integrated into the qualifying process. Some of the nation’s most aggressive conservation standards and adopted sustainable benchmarks are taking aim at realizing energy savings in performance over predicted calculations through fundamental and enhanced commissioning.
|LEED 2009 (v3)||LEED 2013 (v4)|
|Commissioning Agent's Role||CalGreen||Title 241 (2013)||Fundamental||Enhanced2||Fundamental||Enhanced|
|Review Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR)||√||(√)3||√||√|
|Review Engineer’s Basis of Design (BOD)||√||(√)3||√||√|
|Verify installation and the performance of commissioned systems:|
|Domestic Hot Water||√||√||√|
|Building Control System||√||√||√||√|
|Site Built Fenestration||√|
|Commissioning Summary Report||√||√||√||√|
|Compliance with BOD, OPR, Commissionability||√5||√||√|
|Systems Manual for the Building Engineer||√||√||√||√|
|Verify Owner Training||√||√||√||√|
- Not required for buildings less than 10,000 square feet, unless otherwise noted.
- Pursuing Enhanced Commissioning adds 2 points for New Construction and 5 points for Tenant Improvement (Commercial Interiors) projects.
- OPR and BOD are required, but not required for CxA review.
- Required regardless of building size.
- If building is <10,000 square feet, may be done by the design engineer. Between 10‐50,000 sq ft, in‐house. 3rd Party. >50,000 sq ft or complex mechanical system, independent 3rd Party.
- Path 2, Option 1. Note exception for data centers.
- Path 2, Option 2.