CalGreen Requires Commissioning for New Commercial Buildings Greater Than 10,000 SF

Commissioning is the process of verifying and documenting that a building and all its systems are built, installed, and function correctly and in accordance with the original design and the owner’s needs.

Commissioning not only results in higher energy efficiency, but also ensures environmental health, occupant safety and air quality.

Having recognized the significant benefits commissioning provides, California now requires commissioning for new commercial buildings greater than 10,000 sq.ft. under its CalGreen program (effective 1/1/2011). Commissioning is also a requirement for LEED® Certification.

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