In order for a building to operate at its optimum performance level, continuous and effective best practice tuning, commissioning, recommissioning and retro-commissioning processes must be undertaken throughout the building lifecycle.
Evidence suggests that optimally performing building systems not only use less energy, water or gas - thus reducing the environmental impact – but can also significantly reduce a building’s operating costs, improve staff performance and help avoid unintended service problems.
The ‘Tuning and Commissioning’ credit awards points for the implementation of a continuous and comprehensive tuning process for nominated building systems during the performance period and subsequent certification period.
The credit also rewards more thorough reviews of building systems in comparison to operational requirements. Where a building is found not to be operating as expected, or where it has been in operation for a significant amount of time, recommissioning, or retro-commissioning of the building’s systems are rewarded.
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