Starting with design and continuing through the life of the building, commissioning is a process of review, inspection, and testing to verify that the performance of the building systems meets the requirements of the owner and the intent of the designers.
Whole Building Commissioning
Fire Protection Cx
Ongoing Commissioning (OCx)
This service includes regular monthly investigations into building system functionality and performance using the existing building management system. Goals of this service include validation of sensor calibration, control loop tuning, software and firmware validation and system performance optimization. The result of this process is reduced energy costs, extended equipment life, improved occupant comfort and strong support of a proactive maintenance effort.
Building Envelope Cx
Monitoring Based Commissioning (MBCx)
This service uses fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) software to apply computer logic rules on a building management system. Based on data from HVAC equipment operation, the software collects performance points and represents them in a configurable dashboard. Opportunities for improved efficiency, comfort or compliance are identified and ranked by severity. Regular meetings with facility management teams are scheduled to review new issues, identify their likely causes and fixes, review previously identified issues and validate their solutions through data. The result of this process is reduced energy costs, extended equipment life, improved occupant comfort and strong support of a proactive maintenance effort.
We assist Owners, Architects and Engineers in meeting their energy efficiency goals. Using energy modeling, we provide designers with actionable information that optimizes building performance, maximizes comfort and minimizes operating costs.
TBCx helps owners reduce their utility bills by leveraging the most advanced energy modeling software available. This assists design teams in creating energy efficient buildings on realistic budgets. Efficient buildings leave owners with more cash, more comfortable people and a healthier environment.
Interactive Design Studies
We work best as part of a team! By supporting design from scoping through construction documents, TBCx works with Architects and Engineers to provide actionable information that results in buildings that owners and occupants are happy with.
By optimizing glazing, air infiltration, wall and roof insulation, HVAC systems can often be reduced in size and occupant comfort increased. As part of an integrated building, TBCx can help find the right balance between investing in the envelope and the mechanical system.
Everyone knows day-lit spaces are healthier environments for people to be in. TBCx can simulate daylighting to comply with rating systems or simply to help design beautiful spaces.
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Need to make an expensive decision? TBCx uses detailed life cycle costing on every design assistance project to help our clients invest their money where it provides the best return.
LEED Energy Modeling
Since no other credit provides half as many points as Optimize Energy Performance, it’s important to score well! TBCx has the experience necessary to help guide design teams to efficient buildings that easily meet their LEED certification goals.
Through a process of investigation and analysis on existing building systems, we identify and prioritize the most cost- effective opportunities to improve and maintain operational performance.