Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc. offers Total Building Commissioning, encompassing HVAC, electrical, life safety and laboratory/clinical systems; vertical transportation; and the building envelope — all systems that impact building performance. The personnel that staff our commissioning projects are dedicated to this service line, separate from our testing and balancing staff, allowing us to provide objective, third-party services to owners.
EAB serves as the owner’s advocate throughout programming, design, construction and warranty phases. In the programming phase, we make suggestions to the design team regarding operational criteria and performance metrics. During design, we can suggest alternative control systems and strategies to improve performance and lower life-cycle costs. Once the design documents are complete, we develop system verification checklists that document systems from procurement through installation, start-up and operational testing. Project specific functional performance tests match control sequences with equipment installed. We also test MEP system performance with all integrated systems — emergency power, stair pressurization and smoke control systems, plus any specialized pressurization for biocontainment areas, hospitals, vivariums, etc.
Our final documentation provides benchmarks for energy use, guidelines for seasonal operational adjustments, start-up and shutdown procedures and diagnostic tools.
We also offer existing building commissioning, providing property owners and facility managers with a valuable tool for enhancing the energy efficiency of existing systems.