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EA PREREQUISITE 1: Fundamental Building Systems Commissioning

LEED Requirements

Implement or have a contract in place to implement the following fundamental best practice commissioning procedures.

  • Engage a commissioning team that does not include individuals directly responsible for project design or construction management.
  • Review the design intent and the basis of design documentation.
  • Incorporate commissioning requirements into the construction documents.
  • Develop and utilize a commissioning plan.
  • Verify installation, functional performance, training and operation and maintenance documentation.
  • Complete a commissioning report.

Related AT Standards & Recommendations

  • AT Std 1: Minimum Standoff Distances
  • AT Std 2: Unobstructed Space
  • AT Std 3: Drive-Up/Drop-Off Areas
  • AT Std 4: Access Roads
  • AT Std 5: Parking Beneath Buildings or on Rooftops
  • AT Std 6: Progressive Collapse Avoidance
  • AT Std 7: Structural Isolation
  • AT Std 8: Building Overhangs
  • AT Std 9: Exterior Masonry Walls
  • AT Std 10: Windows, Skylights, and Glazed Doors
  • AT Std 11: Building Entrance Layout
  • AT Std 12: Exterior Doors
  • AT Std 13: Mailrooms
  • AT Std 14: Roof Access
  • AT Std 15: Overhead Mounted Architectural Features
  • AT Std 16: Air Intakes
  • AT Std 17: Mailroom Ventilation
  • AT Std 18: Emergency Air Distribution Shutoff
  • AT Std 19: Utility Distribution and Installation
  • AT Std 20: Equipment Bracing
  • AT Std 21: Under Building Access
  • AT Std 22: Mass Notification
  • AT Rec 1: Vehicle Access Points
  • AT Rec 2: High-Speed Vehicle Approaches
  • AT Rec 3: Vantage Points
  • AT Rec 4: Drive-Up/Drop Off
  • AT Rec 5: Building Location
  • AT Rec 6: Railroad Location
  • AT Rec 7: Access Control for Family Housing
  • AT Rec 8: Standoff for Family Housing
  • AT Rec 9: Minimize Secondary Debris
  • AT Rec 10: Building Separation
  • AT Rec 11: Structural Redundancy
  • AT Rec 12: Internal Circulation
  • AT Rec 13: Visitor Control
  • AT Rec 14: Asset Location
  • AT Rec 15: Room Layout
  • AT Rec 16: External Hallways
  • AT Rec 17: Windows

Issues & Strategies

  • Use building commissioning to verify that building systems and features function optimally and that the project's goals, including security, safety, and sustainability, have been achieved. The more complex the building type and the more integrated the building systems, the more likely that a formal building commissioning process will prove valuable. According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), commissioning can improve new building energy performance by 8% to 30%.
  • Consider procuring commissioning services through the construction manager contract.

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