The LEED certification process recognizes the importance of building system commissioning by making it a prerequisite in attaining compliance. What is equally important, if seriously overlooked in the process (as
Have you every stopped to add up the hours it takes a contractor to pull together the O&M manuals to be submitted to a building owner at the end of a construction project? Have you ever stopped to ask a building operator how convenient those O&M manuals are to use?
How to adjust the process of giving info to the commissioning agent so that you're prepared for the possibility of a LEED audit down the line? Here's how we do it, along with our sample stamp for your download and review.
Many engineers tend to avoid or delegate the nitty gritty of a ground source heat pump system, from soil moisture effects to building system (im) balance. It's time for designers to get in the loop. Learn more about Grounded In Reality in the December issue. Other topics in the December issue include health care HVAC, Boilders, check out the Back2Basics, and more.