What is Monitoring-Based Commissioning?


Every few years the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification program goes through a review process and is updated to reflect the constantly changing technologies of today’s world and ways in which to leverage them to improve building performance. When the LEED program was updated to Version 4, a new option was [...]

What is Monitoring-Based Commissioning?2020-06-04T15:32:22+00:00

The Benefits and Uses of Infrared (IR) Thermography


Seeing the Invisible There are few instruments that can provide as much information in a short amount of time as the infrared camera. The IR camera offers a look at how heat energy is moving within a system by showing infrared radiation not visible to the human eye. Infrared thermography (conducted using an IR [...]

The Benefits and Uses of Infrared (IR) Thermography2020-05-06T12:24:08+00:00

An Overview of ASHRAE Guideline 36


Since the beginning of the modern HVAC industry, the design, installation and testing of a building automation system (BAS) has remained relatively untouched. The process is as follows: First, an engineer will develop control drawings and desired sequence of operations for the various pieces of HVAC equipment in their design documents. From there, an [...]

An Overview of ASHRAE Guideline 362020-02-12T20:58:00+00:00

Pushing the Envelope (Testing)


The building envelope can be thought of as a bubble that creates a physical barrier between the interior and exterior. This bubble is comprised of the walls, windows, roof, and foundation all coming together as one system. A poorly constructed envelope allows unwanted air or moisture movement (in or out of the building) that [...]

Pushing the Envelope (Testing)2020-01-24T12:47:26+00:00