The Business Case for Total Building Commissioning

The Business Case for Total Building Commissioning

Time: 5:00 - 7:30 PM, Thursday, March 31, 2011

Location: Carpenters' Hall, 320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

5:00 - 6:00: Registration, Networking, and Food
6:00 - 7:00: Speaker Presentations
7:00 - 7:30: Q&A Session


How can a building owner know that a new or renovated facility will perform as intended, and what steps can be taken to ensure that the building is as efficient in use as it was designed to be? The results of current building science research point to total building commissioning as the solution.

Commissioning of a building’s energy consuming systems is required in LEED certified buildings to fulfill performance requirements. It also makes financial sense in any new building or major retrofit with a substantial investment in HVAC and other equipment.

For existing buildings, retro commissioning is a way to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance the operability of a facility, all at a cost that would pay for itself in the first year.

As buildings function dynamically, the exterior enclosure must also be carefully considered in the total building commissioning process. Starting in 2012, exterior enclosure commissioning may be required for LEED certification.

This presentation will highlight the business and technical aspects of total building commissioning using case studies to illustrate its application and benefits.

Continuing Education:
This program is approved for 2.5 CE Hours of AIA and GBCI Credits. 

William A. Wright, LEED AP; Lead Commissioning Authority; Bruce E. Brooks & Associates
Will has been providing building systems commissioning, LEED commissioning and administration and energy management services since 1998. His experience includes testing and certifying Class 1 cleanrooms for one of the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturers, as well as operating a commissioning and HVAC test and balance franchise in Hawaii.

Prior to joining Bruce E. Brooks & Associates as their lead commissioning authority, Will held a management position at a prominent engineering firm in Dallas, Texas that performed building commissioning, IAQ testing, and HVAC test and balance for major construction projects.

Will is a LEED Accredited Professional, an ASHRAE Commissioning Process Management Professional, a NEBB Certified Building Systems Commissioning Authority, an NBC Certified Test and Balance Professional, and an AABC Certified Test and Balance Technician.

Edward H. Taylor, President; Technical Assurance
Ed Taylor is the founder and President of Technical Assurance, a specialty building envelope consulting engineering firm. He is a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, Building enclosure Council, Building Commissiong Association and the Roof Consulting Institute. Ed has been a building envelope professional for the past 30 years. He has conducted numerous forensic engineering and testing assignments to resolve non-performing exterior enclosures. Ed has developed sustainable building enclosure programs for multi-facility clients throughout the United States. Over the past decade Mr. Taylor’s team has developed exterior enclosure commissioning processes and testing procedures for the new construction marketplace.  Ed is a graduate of CSUC and has conducted numerous speaking engagements on building envelope sustainability.

Cost: $25 DVGBC Members, $35 Non-Members, $15 Students

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