Building commissioning fundamentals
- COURSE OUTLINE
- SPEAKER BIO(S)
As a result of this course, you will be able to:
- Define commissioning and retro-commissioning.
- Determine where to begin the commissioning process and what is inspected.
- Describe the steps that need to be taken to commission equipment.
- Explain how to find glitches in building automation system controls.
- Discuss the costs and benefits of commissioning.
- Explain ASHRAE commissioning standards and guidelines.
Who should attend?
Maintenance and operations personnel, building owners, facility managers and engineers, energy efficiency specialists, energy and sustainability managers, property managers, architects, engineers, utility representatives and anyone interested in commissioning.
Commissioning is usually a cost-effective way to get your facility’s equipment and systems operating at topnotch performance. It can save energy and improve equipment life, as well as occupant comfort. During this course, we’ll define and outline the retro-commissioning and commission processes. We’ll share the relevant information you need to know to take the first steps toward self-performed commissioning with a focus on HVAC and building automation control systems. Trade secrets will be revealed and real-world commissioning success stories, in a variety of facility types and sizes, will be examined. The barriers and benefits of commissioning will also be explained, as well as ASHRAE commissioning standards and guidelines.
8 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am–4 pm: Program (lunch and breaks provided)
The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $129, which includes continental breakfast, lunch and breaks. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.
Site information will be sent with your enrollment confirmation. If you have any special needs (e.g. dietary, physical), please let us know at the time of registration. All requests will be kept confidential.
Photo and video rights
We reserve the right to use photographs taken during the event for promotional purposes. Also, this program may be video taped for future publication.
This course is currently being reviewed by additional continuing education accreditation organizations. Please check back for up-to-date information.
AIA AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6 LU.
BOC This course offers up to 6 points for BOC certified operators.
BOMI This course is approved for 6 continuing professional development points toward renewal of the professional designations offered by BOMI International.
GBCI GBCI Seventhwave is a provider of GBCI approved courses for continuing education. This is a GBCI approved course and offers 6 CE hours. Seventhwave is also a USGBC Education Partner.
IACET As an IACET Accredited Provider, Seventhwave offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Seventhwave is authorized by IACET to offer 0.6 CEUs for this program.
WI PE This course qualifies for up to 6 PDHs for professional engineers in the state of Wisconsin. The registrant must decide if this is a qualifying course as defined in the relevant Wisconsin Administrative Code (more information).
Mechanical commissioning defined
Steps to self-commission your systems
Tools needed for commissioning
Preventative maintenance defined
Equipment inventory list
Air and water balance
Energy conservation measure activity
Energy use intensity
- “The Commissioning Process”
Building automation systems activity
Wrap up and question and answers
Gary specializes in field execution of commissioning activities such as the verification of installation, review and sampling of test and balance results; verification of building automation systems and controls programming and function; and functional testing of mechanical and plumbing systems and equipment. He has 44 years of experience with building automation and controls, maintenance and servicing of mechanical systems, air conditioning, refrigeration, heating and electricity.
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