Articles by Rebecca Thatcher Ellis, P.E.

Commissioning: Trend Log Analysis

How to spot performance problems hidden beneath the surface?
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Commissioning: When There Is No O&M Representative

At the least, determining what general maintenance model will be used can pay off later.
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Commissioning: Preparation For LEED® For Existing Buildings

You got the initial certification. Now what’s the best path to EB?LEED® for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance (LEED EB) is to building operations what LEED for New Construction (LEED
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Commissioning: Preparing for Energy Metering And Management

Including metering language in the project requirements gives it a fighting chance.
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Commissioning: Preparing for Systems Optimization

How you pick points and deal with data can make the difference.
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Commissioning: Commissioning Is Just The Start

And when it comes to system optimization, occupancy only marks the end of the beginning.
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Commissioning: Design-Phase Commissioning By The Numbers

Better late than never, but cheaper early than late.

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Commissioning: Why Design-Phase Commissioning?

Get ready for the next time someone asks you.

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Commissioning: Enter The Matrix

Sorting responsibilities early creates a better future for everyone on the team.

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Commissioning: Who Does That?

In today’s process, the old boundaries don’t apply, yet coordination is as critical as ever.

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