The majority of, if not all, office buildings will go through a series of office space retrofits over the course of time. For those commercial building owners who lease space within their building(s) should have tenant space retrofit standards to compliment the regular building renovations within their facility. With each new tenant comes a Building Program (BP) document that will be the cornerstone for investing in an HVAC design and eventual construction of the HVAC systems to meet the building owner and tenant’s BP requirements.
For the HVAC engineer, she will take the BP information and craft a Basis of Design (BofD) using the suggested BofD template here. For this month’s test, we have documented the BP for a tenant fit-out in Washington.