VS Energy and our guests discuss the HVAC Commissioning process and the importance of quality commissioning in depth. The commissioning process is often overlooked, performed incorrectly or incompletely, or treated as a checklist at the end of a project. Our team of industry professionals will give insight into personal experiences, best practices, and outline the correct commissioning process throughout the series. We will discuss shared experiences of commissioning failures, corrective actions, and results.
Introduction to the Commissioning Podcast
VS Energy along with our subject matter expert guest Nick introduce the Commissioning podcast series. We start off with some personal and business introductions and then dive into discussing what commissioning is, how it has evolved, and why it is so important to have quality commissioning agents part of the project from the start.
The Commissioning Process
Mark, Clayton, and Nick discuss the Commissioning process from start to finish. Many people think this process starts once a project is completed, but the commissioning process begins at project inception with the OPR (Owners Project Requirements) document and carries through the entirety of the project. We also discuss the ASHRAE 2005 guideline and the importance of it along with some personal and professional opinions regarding commissioning and best practices during the process.
Virtual Commissioning mini clip
Check out this short audio clip from our Virtual Commissioning podcast episode! If you want to tine into the rest of this episode and others tune into more Commissioning podcast episodes!
In this episode Mark, Clayton, and Nick discuss virtual commissioning and the risks and benefits involved in the process. With modern technology and advanced Building management Systems more people and businesses utilize aspects of virtual commissioning, but can it totally substitute for boots on the ground? Tune in to hear our professional opinions on the topic.
Writing the OPR (Owners Project Requirements) Document
Mark, Clayton, and Nick discuss the process of writing the OPR (Owners Project Requiements) in this episode. This document is often overlooked or forgotten about during a project an can cause some undesirable outcomes for a project that could have been easily avoided. Through the series we will refer to the importance of the OPR and in this episode we cover the process in detail from start to finish and provide personal and professional insight to generate a thorough and effective OPR.
The Design Phase Responsibilities of the CX, Owner, and A&E
Mark, Clayton, and Nick discuss the design phase of commissioning. In this phase the owner, commissioning agent, and the A&E have critical roles to ensure a project is successful. The involvement of the commissioning agent in the phase can often be overlooked and cause problems further down the road in a project. We will discuss what can happen and why the commissioning agent plays a critical role in this phase.
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