Environmental Services Specialist

Green Building: Building Commissioning

Online Environmental Training Program

Duration: 1.0 Hour(s)


In this module we’ll review the commissioning process assures the building owner that the equipment, systems, and controls providing light, heat, cooling, and ventilation are effectively working together in conformance with design intent. Commissioning determines whether the systems need to be adjusted to improve efficiency, indoor air quality, and acoustic performances.
The commissioning process encompasses–but also surpasses–the normal testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) activities commonly performed in inspections. Commissioning also involves comprehensive functional testing to determine how well mechanical and electrical systems work together. Because so many building systems are now integrated, a deficiency in one component can result in substandard operation and performance among other components. In general practice, a commissioning agent assists the construction team in substantively reducing and eliminating defects before the building is turned over to its occupants. Commissioning may also occur based on a partial system upgrade.


Andrew O. Manzini
Florida Certified General Contractor; NAHB Certified Green Professional; Accredited Green Building Verifier

Andrew Manzini is Vice President and Principal Consultant, National Green Building, Inc. An executive, consultant, teacher, instructional designer and published author, Andy has over 30 years experience in all aspects of Training, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Management, HRIS, Compensation and Benefits, Administration and MIS. He received international recognition for significant and pioneering contributions to Executive Development, Organizational Diagnosis, Human Resource Systems and Planning. He is skilled in improving productivity, achieving significant operational improvement through effective teamwork, planning and management. He has a BA from Widener University, and MA from Boston University, and has done postgraduate work at Columbia and the Wharton School of Business.

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