For projects that have already received funding approval prior to 2005, a limited
commissioning practice shall be adopted to meet project performance objectives.
Repair & Alterations projects, where the scope of work is limited to HVAC upgrades,
Commissioning for Start-up and Turnover practice shall be adopted.
Repair & Alterations projects, where the scope of work is limited to re-skinning the
building, or enclosing an atrium, or providing security and seismic upgrades, com-
missioning for functional performance testing (FPT) shall be adopted.
All GSA new construction and modernization projects must achieve LEED
Certification and must attempt a LEED Silver rating.
Benefits of Commissioning for GSA Buildings
Because all building systems are integrated, a deficiency in one or more
components can result in suboptimal operation and performance among other
components. Remedying these deficiencies can result in a variety of benefits
Improved building occupant productivity
Lower utility bills through energy savings
Increased occupant and owner satisfaction
Enhanced environmental/health conditions and occupant comfort
Improved system and equipment function
Improved building operation and maintenance
Increased occupant safety
Better building documentation
Shortened occupancy transition period
Significant extension of equipment/systems life cycle
Industry sources indicate that on average the operating costs of a commissioned
building range from 8% to 20% below that of a non-commissioned building.
Certain available commissioning implementation tools, such as cost shared