Data Needed for LBNL Commissioning Study Update – Can You Help?Billy Pell
Lawrence Berkley National Labs (LBNL) and the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) are collaborating to produce a long-awaited update to “Building Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions,” last revised by Evan Mills in 2009. The purpose of the study is to update the metrics that establish the value of the building commissioning (Cx) industry. This three-part study will include:
- Market Survey. Provides general feedback on market influences, drivers for procuring commissioning services, incorporation of established Cx best practices, and the effectiveness/persistence of Cx practices.
- Project Data Survey. Provides feedback on cost and savings attributed to commissioning projects, as well as descriptions of deficiencies and measures.
- Cx Software Survey. Project data will be extracted through databases maintained by Cx software companies. Extensive data on project deficiencies will be obtained.
- Existing buildings
- New construction
- Ongoing projects