Sustainable Engineering Solutions – A New Look


Since 2008, Sustainable Engineering Solutions has been delivering building systems and equipment that are efficient, effective, and finely-tuned. We’ve grown and learned a lot over the last 15 years, and while our commitment to our work and our clients is timeless, we felt it was time for a new look that reflects the ways [...]

Sustainable Engineering Solutions – A New Look2023-11-29T09:40:32+00:00

The Commissioning Agent’s Fast-Track to Closeout


For any project with commissioning, the functional testing portion of the commissioning process is arguably one of the most important and rigorous activities. Unfortunately, if the commissioning process is not properly organized and executed, the functional testing portion of the project may leave the commissioning team with an overwhelming laundry list of issues. However, [...]

The Commissioning Agent’s Fast-Track to Closeout2023-10-27T12:12:41+00:00

Signs Your Facility May Need Retro-Commissioning


In our previous article, “What is Retro-Commissioning?”, we covered some of the signs that may indicate that your facility could benefit from Retro-Commissioning (RCx). In this article, we’ll dive deeper into some of those signs, discussing what they mean and what problems they may be symptomatic of. Increased energy consumption It is not the [...]

Signs Your Facility May Need Retro-Commissioning2023-10-09T19:48:41+00:00

5 Simple Ways to Improve Building Performance


As a facility manager, you're likely always looking for ways to improve your building's performance and reduce energy consumption. One of the ways you can accomplish this is to implement a retro-commissioning program within your facility. Retro-commissioning, or RCx, involves identifying and fixing problems in an existing building's systems to optimize performance and reduce [...]

5 Simple Ways to Improve Building Performance2023-06-26T20:36:17+00:00

Connecticut’s Mission to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools


When the COVID-19 outbreak hit the northeast, Connecticut was quick to take initiative and implement measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. One of these measures was to conduct studies on the indoor air quality and ventilation rates of the state’s educational facilities. While the numerous companies assisting with these studies and corrections [...]

Connecticut’s Mission to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Schools2023-04-03T23:58:18+00:00

When to Hire a Commissioning Agent: How Early is Too Late?


While you could wait until construction starts before bringing a Commissioning Agent (CxA) onboard, you’d be missing out on significant benefits by waiting until that point, and could even be doing your project a disservice. Involving a CxA early in the process will help you make sure your goals and needs for the project [...]

When to Hire a Commissioning Agent: How Early is Too Late?2023-02-17T15:21:03+00:00

What is Retro-Commissioning?


Retro-Commissioning (RCx), sometimes referred to as Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx), is an important process for optimizing the performance of existing buildings. It involves the comprehensive evaluation of a building’s systems, their components, and how they interact with each other. The goal of RCx is to identify areas of improvement in the building’s operation maintenance, [...]

What is Retro-Commissioning?2023-02-24T13:56:43+00:00

Connecticut State Building Code Commissioning


What are the Connecticut State Building Code Commissioning Requirements? Building and energy codes are constantly changing, evolving and often reference additional codes and standards. In the State of Connecticut, commissioning is not only standard good practice for construction but also a code-driven requirement in the Connecticut State Building Code. Like all codes, they often [...]

Connecticut State Building Code Commissioning2023-02-24T13:55:52+00:00

What is Building Commissioning?


Across the nation, various energy efficiency, sustainable and high performance programs require building commissioning to be incorporated into construction projects. Many national, state, and municipal codes also require commissioning. While engaging a design and construction team in a project is standard practice, commissioning still is often approached with ambiguity. Given how long commissioning has [...]

What is Building Commissioning?2023-02-24T13:55:27+00:00

Why You Should Select a Third-Party Commissioning Provider


As the field of commissioning has grown and evolved over the past 25+ years, it has become a valued component of building projects in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) industry. There are hundreds of highly respected and qualified commissioning providers throughout the country. Many of them are part of a team within larger engineering firms. When [...]

Why You Should Select a Third-Party Commissioning Provider2023-02-24T13:54:34+00:00
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