September 11, 2019

One of my favorite parts about commissioning is figuring out the cause of problems that affect our clients and providing them much needed solutions! Here is a fun project we got to help with recently and some valuable lessons to consider for your future projects. We we...

July 11, 2019

As commissioning agents, we often are tasked with finding problems and then solving them. In addition to finding and solving problems for our clients, we have to do the same for ourselves. Sometimes we need to get a little creative during our day-to-day testing and com...

May 23, 2019

A cool story about one of our projects: we were brought on-board at the tail end of this project during the construction period and were to perform functional testing and verification services. 

As soon as we got started on the project and began reviewing the desig...

May 7, 2019

This post is for anyone who is in charge of a construction project schedule. Whether you are a Project Management firm, General Prime Contractor, or the building Owner.

A detailed and highly thought-out project schedule can take you from a project where trades are tripp...

April 19, 2019

Serviceability: everyone agrees this is important to consider in design and installation of any equipment. But what does ACTUALLY ensuring serviceability look like?

I’ll post a few things the guys have found on plans to demonstrate how a good commissioning review can fi...

April 2, 2019

I am here again this month to provide you some tips that can be immediately implemented in your facility to improve energy efficiency, prolong equipment life, improve occupant comfort, and/or save you some money!  

I hope you find these tips useful – and I would lo...

March 8, 2019

Click here to go to the Building Commissioning Association's website to view the recent "The Checklist" newsletter. In it is an editorial that I worked with them on regarding commissioning. 

Check it out! While you are there, take a look through all of the other great c...

March 5, 2019

Hello, my name is Adriane Cooper and I am with Cooper Commissioning (CCx). So far, I have been working on the administrative side of CCx; I am excited to now be learning more about the technical side of the business and I am excited to be able to brag about the great w...

March 4, 2019

There are many variables to ensuring a successful project. Every year, as new technologies emerge, building system designs become more complex, and interactions among building systems increase. Your Design Team has a huge number of variables to consider when working on...

February 18, 2019

This is the first post in a series of posts that will provide you with (mostly!) quick and easy ideas for increasing the performance of your building as well as detailing WHY these actions will help you.

When was the last time you had your maintenance staff check and c...

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