For new construction and major renovations of today’s complex buildings it is critical to assure that the owner’s intent is met and that the building systems are operating properly. Existing buildings’ systems operations change from their original intent over years of operation; retro-commissioning retunes these systems towards their originally intended operation and increases system efficiency and reliability.
Our commissioning professionals and energy engineers help you gain control over monthly utility bills and your impact on the environment by understanding the way your building is operating. Commissioning services include: new construction commissioning, LEED building commissioning, retro-commissioning, HVAC system commissioning, electrical system commissioning, and monitoring & verification.
First CT state-funded LEED-NC Gold certified building.
OLA’s team commissioned this $148 million project that turned a neglected part of New Haven into a 360,000 square foot, high-efficiency community college campus. MEP systems include a central boiler plant, central chiller plant, large central station air handlers, demand controlled ventilation, solar domestic hot water heating, photovoltaic solar-electric power generation, and high efficiency lighting and lighting controls systems.
New $32 million academic building pursuing LEED Silver Certification.
OLA’s commissioning team provided building system optimization to the 40,000 square foot building overlooking the East River. The project included installation of an air-cooled screw chiller with outdoor condensing unit, air handling systems, demand controlled ventilation, shell and tube heat exchangers, pumps, variable air volume boxes, daylight lighting systems, shade control, and daylight harvesting.
Commissioning, Monitoring & Verification
First public building in New York State to achieve a LEED NC Platinum Rating.
A 30,000 square foot gut rehabilitation of a former school building built from the early 1900’s into government office. The renovated building is served by ground-coupled (geothermal) water to air heat pumps, make-up air units with dual temperature coils, instantaneous electric water heaters to avoid hot water standby loss, daylight harvesting, and occupancy sensors. Building performance met or exceeded the anticipated performance of the energy analysis.