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Commissioning for Design-Build Project Delivery

by Nick Baker, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CCP, GPCP, LEED AP BD+C This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. A few years ago, Nick Baker wrote an article outlining how different project delivery methods affect the commissioning provider’s relationships with the project owner, design team, and contractor. We […]

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Back to Basics for Energy Code-Required Commissioning

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM and Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. The latest Washington State Energy Code (WSEC 2015) requires Fundamental Commissioning performed by a Certified Commissioning Professional. For many of our clients, commissioning isn’t a new concept—projects pursuing LEED require Fundamental Commissioning, so if you’ve participated in a […]

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The Road Less Traveled: the Monitoring-Based Commissioning Option

by Jacob Odell This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. LEED v4 launched in late 2013 with substantial changes to the LEED Green Building Design and Construction certification system, including many that affected commissioning program requirements needed to achieve certification. 2017 is really the first year we’re starting to see LEED v4 in […]

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The Path to Enlightenment: Energy Metering and Management

by Shaun May, EIT, CEM This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Energy management is a hot topic in today’s business climate, and also a growing interest of mine. I spent last year studying to become a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and am proud to say that as of May 2017, I am […]

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A Summer with Wood Harbinger

By Ethan Prehoda I was hired by Wood Harbinger this summer as a commissioning intern, with the opportunity to also work in the mechanical engineering department. As a junior in the mechanical engineering program at Michigan Technological University, this was my first engineering internship.

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Demystifying Puget Sound Energy Grants

by Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. I’m currently working on Virginia Mason’s new Bainbridge Island Medical Center. For this project, our client applied for a Puget Sound Energy (PSE) energy grant. I had heard the process can be cumbersome, with lots of forms, […]

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CSE: The evolving role of commissioning providers

Wood Harbinger Principal Bruce Pitts, CPMP, CSBA, LEED AP, wrote an article for Consulting Specifying Engineer about the changing landscape for commissioning providers. Check out the full article below on or CSE’s website here.

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Commissioning to Optimize Business Workflow, Part 2: Performance Testing

by Bob Eastman and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Commissioning’s heavy lifting comes during the construction/installation phase, in validating that a system is performing and functioning as per the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). For Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems, the basic element […]

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Commissioning for End-User Productivity – Part 1: Programming and Design Review

by Bob Eastman and Jeff Yirak, P.E., CPMP, LEED AP BD+C, O+M This article is part of Wood Harbinger’s newsletter series. Clients across many market sectors now recognize the value and benefit of the commissioning process. The value is an impartial review of the programming, design, and documentation of installed building systems. The benefit is […]

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