Commissioning LEED Projects
Understanding the Financial Case plus Keys to Success
(Recorded June 12, 2013)
Mitch Chvilicek, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Green Building Services
Building commissioning is a holistic process that spans from pre-design planning to post-construction operation and can be thought of as a checks-and-balances system providing a collaborative process for planning, delivering, and operating buildings that work as intended. Architects and engineers, construction managers, LEED consultants, trades and clients must work alongside commissioning agents to ensure that the owner's project requirements are met. Understanding the role of commissioning can make this co-operation much more effective regarding time efficiency and financial and technical performance of a project. Commissioning is an integral and required component of LEED® certification, requiring an understanding of its role in the LEED certification process by all stakeholders in the design, construction and occupancy timeline of a LEED-certified project.
This course is designed for designers, engineers and general contractors. Participants in this course will gain an understanding of the value of commissioning to any building project with a focus on the financial case for commissioning, roles and responsibilities of key players, how to implement commissioning with an integrated design process and the integral role of commissioning in LEED certification.
Watch this information-packed program to learn:
- The benefits of commissioning a building.
- The role and impact of commissioning on the LEED certification process.
- How to connect roles and responsibilities of key players in the design, construction and occupancy planning to the commissioning process.
- How to implement commissioning within an integrated design process.
- And much, much more!
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is a must if you’re a contractor, public or private owner, subcontractor, construction manager, owner’s representative, architect, engineer, consultant or other design professional.
Meet Your Presenter:
Mitch Chvilicek, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
As a commissioning consultant at GBS, Mitch manages, schedules, and performs all building commissioning tasks through project completion. Mitch brings fifteen years of experience in HVAC system testing, adjusting and balancing as well as building systems commissioning to the GBS team. As a registered Professional Engineer and LEED Accredited Professional, he works as a commissioning agent performing building commissioning, retro-commissioning and energy auditing.
Mitch’s commissioning experience involves new construction, commissioning of energy systems and retro-commissioning for existing buildings targeting energy savings opportunities. Commissioning duties include project management, design and construction document review, design intent and owner’s project requirement review, writing commissioning specifications and plan, submittal review, writing and performing functional acceptance tests and performance tests, installation review, initial startup, Operations & Maintenance review, staff training review, warranty support and report writing.
In addition, Mitch has experience with a variety of DDC systems including: Alerton, Johnson Controls, Siemens, American Automatrix, Trane, Andover, and Automated Logic. He is experienced in the use of data loggers, data acquisition, and trend data analysis. Familiarity in system auditing and assessment, energy efficiency measures, and commissioning helps clients enhance building operations, conserve resources, and save money. Mitch has provided these services for a broad range of project types including: educational, commercial, industrial, hospitality, institutional, and healthcare. With GBS, Mitch has commissioned over 30 projects that have achieved LEED certification.