Facility Commissioning Group offers an advocacy service to Owners and Operators of buildings which provides a high level of assurance for proper installation and operation of systems within performance tested guidelines set forth in the design intent documents.
Facility Commissioning Group affords the Owner an unbiased perspective of system installation, operation and performance, and monitors specified systems service and training events. The commissioning process does not alter the responsibilities of design professionals, installing contractors or their vendors, but rather augments the efforts of these parties toward the common goal of achieving a quality product that promotes the delivery of a safe, healthy environment for building occupants by turning over functionally tested systems with appropriate documentation and training for owners and operators.
Facility Commissioning Group bridges the gaps between the Owner, the Design Team, the Construction Team and Vendors using a process employing:
- Thorough review of design and submittal documents
- Progress and coordination meeting attendance
- Resolution tracking forms
- System verification checklists
- Start-up involvement for equipment
- Functional performance testing
- O&M and as-built documentation corroboration
- Specified factory service and off-season mode testing enforcement
- O&M training facilitation and recording
- Integration of subsystems to perform as a cohesive overall system
- Point of contact references for warranty action
- A final commissioning report including an executive summary
Facility Commissioning Group employs ASHRAE Standard 202 – 2013: Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems; ASHRAE Guideline 0 – 2005: The Commissioning Process and ASHRAE Guideline 1.1-2007: The HVAC&R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process, ASHRAE Guideline 3: Exterior Enclosure Technical Requirements for The Commissioning Process as the bases of our process and our work conforms to the best practices outlined in the Associated Air Balance Council Commissioning Group (ACG) Commissioning Guideline – 2005. Facility Commissioning Group is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and our commissioning process adheres to the requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System – specifically to Energy and Atmosphere (EA) credits Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems and Enhanced Commissioning.
FCG Mission Statement:
Strive to achieve “optimal performance through accountability” by developing and executing state of the art commissioning process.
FCG Statement of Independence:
Facility Commissioning Group does not conduct non-commissioning business: we do not design, construct, or manage in other venues; therefore, our professional relationships are developed and maintained through the commissioning context.