Established in 2009, TriStar Commissioning is a full service commissioning firm whose focus is on energy conservation measures and strategies. HVAC and lighting controls can achieve greater efficiency levels when commissioned properly.
Our focus is commissioning projects and ensuring energy conservation measures are applied through various avenues, including HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems. Energy conservation depends upon properly designed and controlled systems.
Building commissioning helps to reduce energy costs by tuning HVAC systems to provide better energy efficiency. TriStar's focus is energy conservation. Examples are chiller plant sequencing and operation, air handling unit operation during part load and VAV terminal box operation. Equipment components and systems have become more complex and is the reason why commissioning is beneficial to building owners and contractors. Proper commissioning can improve a buildings energy efficiency by 5 to 10%.
Commissioning is a quality oriented process that verifies and documents the performance of a buildings systems and components. The result of commissioning is to achieve a functional building which is operated and maintained properly through the life of the building. Commissioning generally refers to new construction projects. The process includes the development of an Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) document which outlines the objectives and criteria of the project. Commissioning Plans are developed for design and construction phases. The documents outline the commissioning process, roles, responsibilities and the testing procedures for the equipment and systems being commissioned.
Existing buildings can reap the benefits of retro-commissioning. This process provides commissioning to existing buildings that may not have been commissioned during initial construction. It consists of analyzing the existing systems and their operation to ensure that they perform in the most energy efficient method possible. This includes energy conservation measures, comfort of occupants, improved productivity and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues.
TriStar Commissioning is a member of the United States Green Building Council. The USGBC is the nation's foremost coalition of leader's working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.