Commissioning

Commissioning

We have delivered hundreds of properly functioning buildings to our clients. Our commissioning approach is to work as an effective team member to help deliver the most energy-efficient, comfortable, and trouble-free buildings possible. By establishing ourselves as an extension of each client’s organization, we are able to solve problems before they become major issues and to improve communications and collaboration across an entire project team. Our projects include some of the most sophisticated building systems in the world and more than 80 LEED®-certified projects, with 12 achieving Platinum and 34 Gold.

Why commission or recommission your building? 

Retro-commissioning

We identify and help implement “low-hanging fruit” control opportunities though our retro-commissioning (RCx) process. Our method consists of inspecting equipment and pulling trends from your building’s automation system to identify better scheduling and control strategies. We then work with your controls contractor to implement our solutions and verify that those savings are achieved. These energy conservation measures can save clients hundreds of thousands of dollars annually and provide a simple payback of just a few days. In addition to improving building performance, our services also meet LEED Existing Building Operations & Maintenance (EB O&M) requirements to obtain credit for optimizing energy performance, implementation, and ongoing commissioning.

Learn about Cadmus EARN, our scalable, rapid-deployment energy audit that helps stakeholders achieve immediate, substantial energy and cost savings for their portfolios with zero capital investment and zero occupant disruption.

Ongoing Commissioning

Ongoing commissioning applies the same strategies as described for retro-commissioning, but continuously monitors system performance in real time. We implement continuous fault detection and diagnostics using either the existing building automation system or a third-party system. Ongoing commissioning allows building operators to respond immediately to degrading performance and ensure persistent energy savings and comfort.

 

Related services: Energy Modeling and Consulting, Measurement & Verification, LEED for Existing Buildings, Sustainable Design and Construction

  • Case Studies
    • BRIDGE Housing: Celadon at 9th and Broadway

      Case Studies

      Providing affordable housing projects requires accommodating a wide range of unique considerations to meet the needs of diverse residents. Cadmus served as the LEED commissioning agent on the Celadon project team that helped BRIDGE Housing achieve the project’s goals.

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    • Claremont Colleges

      Case Studies

      Cadmus has provided the Clarement Colleges with high performance building support, including LEED certification and energy audits/sustainability assessments, for more than 10 years.

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    • MGM CityCenter: LEED Consulting, Energy Modeling, and Commissioning

      Case Studies

      How the largest privately owned and financed construction project in U.S. history earned six LEED Gold certifications with Cadmus’ comprehensive sustainability support and guidance

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    • World Trade Center Denver: LEED EB and Retro-commissioning

      Case Studies

      Cadmus helped the World Trade Center Denver stand out in the downtown Denver real estate market by demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and the health and well-being of all occupants with LEED-EB O+M and retro-commissioning services.

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    • Environmental Nature Center, Newport Beach, Calif.

      Case Studies

      Cadmus provided LEED consulting and documentation support, along with energy consulting and documentation services and commissioning services, to make the Environmental Nature Center the first LEED Platinum project in Orange County, California.

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