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Building Enclosure Commissioning Reduces Operational Costs, Legal Risks

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 31, 2012 01:00 AM
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by Tristan Roberts last modified Dec 18, 2012

Author name:  Walter Pearce Blog Category:  On Our Radar This field test (AAMA 501.2) of a storefront assembly uses pressurized water and a special hose nozzle to detect water leakage in already-installed components. It’s just one of many such tests that may be performed on mockups or installed assemblies as part of building enclosure commissioning. Photo Credit: Pie Consulting Engineering When the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) first introduced the idea of building enclosure commissioning (BECx) as a prerequisite in LEED v4 , the decision was widely protested—largely because many in the green building community feared clients wouldn’t pursue LEED certification because of increased commissioning costs. read more





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