Commissioning management, administered by a commissioning manager, is a process essential to ensure that the building’s mechanical and electrical building services function and integrate optimally to achieve defined objectives. The valuable benefit of a commissioning management is that it results in a better building that is operationally prepped at handover, and functions efficiently in accordance to the operational requirements of the client or employer.
EMergy’s commissioning manager provides unbiased input to help property owners, during the course of commissioning process, achieve desired features and ensure that the building services are handed over in compliance with project specifications and with ASHRAE and CIBSE codes and requirements. Moreover, the commissioning manager will also verify that critical systems deliver utmost sustainability and ensure accurate indoor environmental control. Our team will also provide full documentation of the commissioning management process to help user and owners track the operation and guarantee information traceability.
Commissioning is the process of assuring that all systems and components of a building or industrial plant are designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained according to the operational requirements of the owner or final client.
For large projects, this process usually comprises planning, execution, and control of hundreds of thousands of inspection and test activities on “commissionable objects”, such as instruments, equipment, skids, modules, circuits, loops, subsystem, and System. In this case, the large volume and complexity of commissioning data, and the need to guarantee information traceability, normally require the use of powerful IT tools, known as commissioning management systems or completion management systems.
Commissioning management is a quality assurance process that enhances the delivery of new construction, refurbishment or fit-out projects. It ensures that building services systems operate and integrate optimally to meet the defined objectives and owner’s requirements.
1.Homeowners, Building Owners, and Facility Managers
It is crucial that homeowners and building owners and managers keep their property operating smoothly. However, smooth running of their facility does not guarantee their running efficiently or optimally. One may be tempted to say that everything is alright as long as temperatures are around the standard threshold. However, there could be wastages in the performance of the home’s HVAC, and no one would suspect.
Commissioning would find out the exact inefficiency and help in creating a solution to eliminate the waste. The importance of commissioning is brought to light by helping to identify the inefficiencies and problems for the homeowners and managers to invest in solutions. A commissioned building will run efficiently after the inefficiency has been reduced and also with a reduction in energy usage. As a result, homeowners and facility managers will be able to:
With commissioning, building owners can reduce costs and facility managers can do their jobs better.
The real estate market depends on the aesthetics of a building to attract investors and tenants. Although some features may attract people considering the exterior of a building, the investors or tenants would appreciate the comfort and low cost of maintenance better than the aesthetics.
For the real estate industry, commissioning is fundamental as both the occupants (tenants) and investors are concerned. For the tenants, commissioning identifies areas concerning the facility’s performance that can be enhanced to maintain a specific comfort level relevant to the satisfaction of the occupants of the home. In the same vein for investors, it is the occupant’s comfort that makes the building occupancy viable.
Commissioning helps to put a building on the path of energy efficiency without spending too much. The problem areas can be identified and corrected immediately without losing so much unnecessary maintenance and cost of running the home. As a result, spending on ensuring efficiency of HVAC and other systems pay back regarding costs that would have been spent running the facilities.
Quality assurance is the hallmark of a building commissioning process. For homeowners, commissioning serves as a tool for detecting and managing the risks identified in the building. Risk management evaluates a product or service for potential sources of adverse impacts on performance and setting up procedures to reduce the possibility and severity of the effects. Commissioning helps to protect the returns of homeowners on the financial investment in the building.
5 . Increase speed to market
End-to-end commissioning effectively reduces change orders and eliminates costly project delays. the design, rectify issues and carry out interventions from the earliest stage of the project to keep the project on course.
6 . Reduce negative environmental impact
The building sector has a huge part to play in today’s environmental and sustainability agenda. A comprehensively commissioned building prevents waste and reduces negative environmental impact through optimized energy and water conservation.
7.Long term cost-savings
Under the oversight of an independent commissioning management specialist, building owners reap rewards from significant cost-savings over a period of time. When fully commissioned, a building is adjusted to run and perform optimally and therefore, reduces energy consumption, extends equipment life span and ultimately decreases operations and maintenance cost.
8.Better building maintenance
For building operators and managers, it is imperative that they keep their facility operating smoothly. A vital handover process of commissioning includes a robust documentation system. This includes a full commissioning report, a detailed audit trail and an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) manual to inform best practice, for a more effective building maintenance