Creating Better Buildings
Too often building occupants move into a space at the end of construction only to discover building systems not operating as intended, specifically HVAC, lighting, and domestic hot water. Our quality-focused, systematic commissioning process ensures that systems are functioning correctly at the time of building turnover.
Getting What You Paid For
We serve as your independent, third-party representative to bring value to the design and installation of your energy consuming and occupant comfort systems, ensuring that you receive the building that you paid for.
It is our goal to ensure the design intent is achieved in construction, and that building managers understand how the systems were designed to operate.
EEA has the experience to commission the types of equipment/systems listed below in various types of spaces including, but not limited to, general office space, laboratories, classrooms, cleanrooms, student housing, and server rooms:
- Cooling Towers
- Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Chillers
- Air Handling Units
- Computer Room CRAC Units
- DX Split Systems and Packaged Systems (including VRF)
- Two and/or Four Pipe Fan Coil Units
- VAV Terminal Units
- Heat Exchangers
- Electric Unit and Duct Heaters
- BAS Temperature Controls
- Domestic Hot Water Systems
- Lighting Controls
- Lab Control Systems
Making the Most of Your Resources
We believe in sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on building owners, occupants, and the environment. Commissioning typically results in 10-25% energy savings, which has a big impact over the life of the building.
In addition to Fundamental Commissioning during the construction phase, we also offer Enhanced Commissioning, which allows the commissioning agent to be involved from the design phase until the contractor 1-year warranty expires. This provides:
- An additional LEED credit
- Greater impact on energy efficiency
- Increased return on investment
Buildings that were never commissioned can experience 10% – 20% energy savings with retro-commissioning. In this process, we identify and resolve inefficiencies from the original design and construction, as well as those that developed over the life of the building. Our extensive experience with energy modeling allows us to fully understand how your building uses resources and where to make the most cost-effective improvements.
Saving Energy Across Industries
With more than 20 million square feet of commissioned space in the last ten years, EEA has completed new construction commissioning and retro-commissioning projects across a broad range of building types, including:
- Commercial Office
- Higher Education
- Multi-Family Residential
LEED & AEBG Certifications
Many of our projects were commissioned to achieve a green building certification through the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) and/or the Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) rating systems. Over 100 of our commissioning projects have achieved a green building certification.