8Best Practices and Guidelines BCA – New Construction Building Commissioning BestPractice 2011California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC) – New andExisting BuildingsPortland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI) –Retro-commissioning GuideEnergy Design Resources – Building Cx Guidelines(2000/2001)International Code Council G Commissioning Guideline
9Best Practices and Guidelines ASHRAEGdl The Cx ProcessGdl HVAC&R Technical Requirements for TheCommissioning ProcessGdl 0.2 and 1.2 Existing Buildings – TBDGdl 1.3 Training – TBDGdl 1.4 Systems Manual – TBDGdl 1.5 Smoke Control SystemsGdl 11 Field Testing of HVAC Controls Components
10Standards Standards are minimum requirements Code language Adopted by User in individual projectsThe code
11Standards CSA Z320-11 Building Cx Std and Check Sheets CSA Z Cx of Health Care Facilities and SmartCDASHRAE Std 202 – 2013?
12CSA Z320-11 Building Cx Chapters: Scope Reference Publications DefinitionsCx ProcessCx Process – phasesFinal DocumentationResponsibilitiesTraining and EducationDwg, Manuals, etc
13CSA Z320-11 Building Cx Chapters: Specific Systems Architectural Vertical/Horizontal TransportationElectricalMechanicalControl Systems and Integration Interface
18ASHRAE Standard 202 Based on Gdl 0-2005, The Cx Process Undergoing 2nd Public ReviewRelease Date Summer 2013?
19ASHRAE Standard 202 General process 17 Chapters 13 Functional steps and Deliverables15 Informative Annexes
20ASHRAE Standard 202 Chapters: Purpose Scope Definitions Utilization Initiating the Cx ProcessOwner’s Project RequirementsCommissioning Plan
21ASHRAE Standard 202 Chapters: Basis of Design Contractor/Supplier/Mfr Cx RequirementsDesign ReviewCommissioning Submittal ReviewConstruction Observation and TestingIssues and Resolution Documentation
22ASHRAE Standard 202 Chapters: Systems Manual Training Post Occupancy OperationCommissioning Report
23ASHRAE Standard 202 Highlights: Code language Design Review types – Peer, Constructability,Code/Regulatory, CommissioningVerification vs. EvaluationPerformance Test (Component and SystemBased)List of functional steps vs. phasesAnnexes
24Comparison – CSA Std No OPR specifically Design Intent Maintenance and data manual – A detailed document that provides the operating and maintenance requirements and associated data for the safe and efficient operation of specific pieces of equipment and systems.Systems operation manual (operations manual, systems manual) – A document that describes, in lay terms, the operation of all systems and equipment in a facility. An operations manual details modes of operation and includes associated diagrams that illustrate the sequence of operation for each system and interaction between individual systems.
25Comparison – ASHRAE Std OPR (Owners Project Requirements)BOD (Basis Of Design)Facility Guide – A basic building systems description and operating plan with general procedures and confirmed facility operating conditions, set points, schedules, and operating procedures for use by facility operations to properly operate the facility.Systems Manual – A system-focused composite document that includes the design and construction documentation, facility guide and operation manual, maintenance information, training information, commissioning process records, and additional information of use to the Owner during occupancy and operations.Extremely detailed Informative Annexes
26Other Notable Guidelines NFPA 3 – 2012 Recommended Practice for Commissioning and Integrated Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety SystemsNIBS GL Building Enclosure Commissioning Process BECx
27Other Notable Guidelines ASHRAE GdlPreparation of Operating and Maintenance Documentation for Building SystemsASHRAE GdlSustainable, High-Performance Operations and Maintenance
28Other Notable Guidelines NIBS Total Building CommissioningGuidelines:ASHRAE – HVAC&RASCE – StructuralBETEC – Building EnvelopeNRCA – RoofingAWCI – InteriorNEII – ElevatorASPE – PlumbingIES – LightingIEEE – ElectricalNFPA – Fire ProtectionTIA - Telecommunications
29Now What? Commissioning is NOT: Completing manufacturer’s test forms Contractor’s QC checkDeficiency inspectionConstruction management
30The Cx Key Additional catalysts for success: Everybody is involved with the Cx TeamCxA Experience and insightApplicable codes and specific guidelinesPlanning and foreseeing test scenarioGood project management and schedulingAttitude