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Maximize the Value of Commissioning – Starting Early

Have you wondered why commissioning has become a standard best practice in both new construction and existing building construction projects? The answer can be most simply stated as VALUE. If you consider that Value = Benefits/Costs and the benefits of an effective commissioning typically far outweigh the costs of these services then it follows that there is tremendous VALUE realized through the commissioning process.

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Part 1: What Do the Fundamentals of Hitting a Baseball Have to Do with Your Facility Operations?

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With spring comes America’s favorite pastime: baseball. For many people, there’s nothing better than sitting in your favorite ballpark, watching your favorite team on a sunny day with a hot dog in one hand and an ice cold drink in the other. In honor of this tradition, we’re exploring how baseball and facility operations are related at a fundamental level.

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Why Commission Your Building Systems?

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Are your building systems performing at their highest level? How do you know? Have your utility bills continued to climb, and do you know why? In our experience, we’ve found that most building systems will drift away from peak performance over time and, perhaps more surprising, is that the peak performance of most building systems was never achieved.

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Find the Right Balance between Indoor Air Quality and Energy Consumption

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Are you heating, humidifying and conditioning too much outside air? How do you know? How do you determine the appropriate balance between the minimum necessary amount of outside air for a functional building with good indoor air quality and the energy it takes to treat this air? Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) could be worth your consideration.

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The Water-Energy Nexus

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We recently experienced some unusually cold weather in the Southeast that approached or even surpassed record lows.  These extreme temperatures created an environment that produced numerous issues with facilities of all types across our region.  Perhaps one of the most significant impacts felt by many was the impact to our water supply.

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