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Automatic CX Tool for Electrical Building
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Commissioning (Cx) consists in specifying building system performance requirements set by the owner, auditing different judgments and actions performed by the Cx related parties in order to achieve the performance, writing necessary and sufficient documentation, and verifying that the system enables proper operation and maintenance through functional performance testing. The process of Cx is the whole set of tasks ensuring that the performance of buildings meet the awaited performance. This process comes within the scope of Kyoto's protocol by reducing energy consumption and also emission of green house gases (GHG). This study is carried out for an exemplary electrical building of educational facilities. The objectives of the project are to develop and test a Cx tool in order to increase the energy efficiency of the building while ensuring indoor comfort. This study shows that an appropriate design of a building is not sufficient to ensure an effective management of energy. The Cx of installations is an essential step to meet the required energy performances.
Couillaud, N.; Jandon, M.; Viaud, B.; Clemoncon, B. (2007). Automatic CX Tool for Electrical Building. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from