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Benefits of Prospective Commissioning for Condominiums in Chicago
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Building commissioning certifies that a building performs as it was designed and intended; ensuring that systems, both static and dynamic, work together in an efficient manner. If it is not completed as part of the construction process, mechanical equipment problems can occur, such as the need to replace hot water boilers because of improper operation, and of pumps due to bearing failure. By commissioning condominiums prospectively as part of the building process, rather than retrospectively or not at all, many building performance and maintenance issues can be identified and resolved before occupancy; safety and comfort can be maintained, and litigious action can be avoided.
Chimack, M.; Walker, C. (2004). Benefits of Prospective Commissioning for Condominiums in Chicago. Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu); Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu). Available electronically from