About Building Commissioning
The term “Commissioning” was first used in shipbuilding. In that industry, a commissioned ship is deemed ready for service. In other words, its materials, systems and staff have successfully completed a thorough quality assurance process. This same concept also applies to building commissioning services (Cx).
Our LEED commissioning agents will undertake a rigorous quality assurance process on your behalf.
Using this process helps us determines whether your buildings operate optimally. In addition, the process ensures that your staff is prepared to operate and maintain all of the systems and equipment. This means we are well-equipped to provide you with these services, from the design stage through construction, occupancy, and operations.
Solving Complex Facilities Challenges
We solve complex facility performance challenges faced by owners and agencies to provide you with the confidence of a shipshape building. To help accomplish this, our dynamic building commissioning software equips our team with a knowledge management system to help provide these services:
- Building automation commissioning
- Building energy management systems commissioning
- Data center commissioning
- Electrical commissioning
- Energy envelope commissioning
- HVAC commissioning
For new construction, we provide complete services to fulfill the requirements of both LEED Fundamental and LEED Enhanced Commissioning credits. Additionally, NFS provides green building certification, utility bill auditing and commercial energy auditing. Finally, if you are pursuing Green Globes certification, we can offer support by guiding you through through the A.3 Commissioning requirements.
Verifying Your Subsystems
In addition, we can lead you through the process of verifying all of the subsystems for:
- Building Envelopes
- Building Security
- Fire & Life Safety
- Interior Systems
- Mechanical (HVAC)
- Sustainable Systems
- Utility Plants
When it comes to Existing Building Commissioning (EBOM), we can provide LEED for Existing Buildings. To accomplish this, we utilize LEED energy modeling.
NFS is an SDVOSB (Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business) and GSA contractor. Furthermore, we are certified by the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) as well as the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG).