Commissioning for continuous improvement

Thursday, November 30, 2017 · 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Central
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North, Chicago, IL
Cost: $39

commissioning for continuous improvement

As a result of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the new construction and major renovation project commissioning process.
  • Discuss the technical review and verification steps for commissioned systems.
  • Describe the various elements that could make up an on-going commissioning program.
  • Explain the costs and benefits of commissioning and on-going commissioning.
  • Discuss differences between commissioning high-performance buildings and built-to-code structures.

Who should attend?
Commissioning agents, engineers, building owners, developers, facility operations managers, facility energy managers, energy engineers, service contractors, control system contractors, energy service providers, architects, and anyone interested in building and maintaining high-performance buildings.

New high-performance building systems commissioning can be a very cost-effective way to ensure that your new facility’s equipment and systems operate at topnotch performance. Commissioning can save energy, reduce maintenance costs, and improve both equipment life and occupant comfort. On-going commissioning helps sustain that high level of performance throughout the life of a building.

How do you decide what new construction projects to commission, as well as what systems within those new construction projects will benefit from commissioning? What elements of on-going commissioning (e.g., sensors, meters) should be incorporated into building systems during design and construction? Join us to discuss these questions and more with a 30-year commissioning expert.

We’ll introduce new construction commissioning then quickly dive into real-world examples that demonstrate how technical issues can be identified and addressed through the process. We’ll look at the unique challenges commissioning presents in high-performance buildings with new mechanical technologies and share best practices. Finally, we’ll review the personnel skill set requirements and organizational support structure needed to sustain on-going commissioning and outline how to get started.

8 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Program (lunch and breaks provided)

The registration fee for attending this full-day course is $39, which includes lunch, breaks, and continental breakfast. There is limited availability, so you are encouraged to register early.

General information
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.

Please note that in order to receive continuing education credits, you must be present for the entire training; partial credit cannot be given.

AFE This program supports a topic within the body of knowledge outlined by the Association for Facilities Engineering CPE/CPMM/CPS Certification Programs, and should count as 0.6 CEUs (6.0 hours) toward re-certification.

AIA Members of the American Institute of Architects will receive 6 LUs for this instructor-led face-to-face course.

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 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.


  • Process overview
  • System examples
  • Review and verification procedures
  • System selection
  • Best practices
  • Costs
  • Benefits

On-going commissioning

  • System selection
  • Enhanced maintenance activities
  • Performance monitoring
  • Energy use monitoring
  • Dynamic building awareness and optimization
  • Skillset requirements
  • Support solicitation
  • Getting started
  • Costs
  • Benefits
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza River North
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago , IL

ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering

Building Energy Efficiency
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program new construction offering provides technical assistance and financial incentives to encourage design teams and building owners to surpass standard practices and exceed energy code requirements. The best time to identify high performance building design strategies and technologies is at the beginning of the design process. Applications must be submitted early in design to qualify for the program (pre-design or schematic design is best).

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Funds are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded by ComEd customers in compliance with state law.