The primary goal of Commissioning is to ensure a building’s HVAC systems are operating the way the owner intended.
The commissioning process is a “capable way of verifying that facility and its systems meets the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR)”.
Today, HVAC commissioning is more recognized as an important process needed for design, construction, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems for commercial buildings. As commissioning becomes more popular – and in the near future, required – it’s that much more important to learn about the great benefits commissioning can provide an owner.
There are many definitions of commissioning, and even more explanations of the commissioning process.
The benefit of HVAC commissioning is realized on many levels. The building owner will have complete documentation of how the HVAC equipment is operating and any issues that need to be resolved. The owner will know that the equipment is operating as intended and that efficiency and comfort will be attained. The contractors will have documentation of all the HVAC equipment’s performance which can lead to fewer call backs.