In The Breakfast Club, “In the simplest terms. The most convenient definitions,” is a statement used to preface the breakdown of each of the five main characters. It is also exactly what two of HFA’s high performance building experts are here to do for you today- breakdown what Commissioning and Energy are all about.

Scott West and Greg Schluterman invite you to picture this:

An active construction site with both a contractor and a commissioner working in scruffy harmony to make sure the building project is turned over to the client correctly after a process with minimal mistakes. Followed by a conversation with said client letting them know their energy bill is going down. Why? Because they had a commissioning agent who was there to make sure they were getting a “product” (i.e. HVAC/lighting) that was working correctly from the get-go.

HFA’s Commissioning and Energy Team readily invests in each of their projects from conceptual to turn-over knowing the owner is going to walk away proud.

“It’s what is right for the client and environment,” Greg says, “For any project, client satisfaction and energy reduction are our goals.”

Having a Commissioning and Energy Team also allows HFA to help steadily reduce the environmental footprint left behind at the end of the day.

Commissioning MEP systems doesn’t just save money, it helps saves the environment. Scott says, “Building energy savings can range from 5% to 25% which translate directly to reduced greenhouse gas emissions. It’s hard to find a better bang for your buck when it comes to improving building operating costs.”

Does that answer your questions?

Sincerely yours,

Greg Schluterman P.E., LEED AP , CxA, ASHRAE BEAP & BEMP

Scott West P.E., LEED AP, BD+C, ASHRAE BCxP, BEAP & BEMP