Existing Building Commissioning: Securing Stakeholder Buy-in is the Key to Success
Existing building commissioning (EBCx), especially in healthcare, are challenging due the complexity of the environment and the numerous stakeholders involved. In this session we will discuss the most common challenges and tips to overcome them. Ensuring safety, constant communication, and understanding the perspective of stakeholders is paramount for the success of EBCx projects. Equally important is obtaining buy-in from all stakeholders such as maintenance groups, safety personnel, and key occupants. Maintenance groups will need to maintain any new or modified systems and safety personnel will need to be aware of any changes in environments such as ventilation and control strategies. Also, critically important are the key occupants. These individuals are the ones most effected by the project and may have the largest influence in whether a project succeeds or fails. Without buy-in from these stakeholders, potential and achieved energy savings can be diminished or even negated.
As Commissioning Group Leader, Nate serves as project manager on all commissioning and energy related projects. He brings over 15 years of experience in construction, building systems, and the energy field to the team and is a Certified Energy Manager. Nate manages the direction of commissioning team, work assignments, and training of staff. As part of his position, he ensures that all client requirements are met by developing a strong client relationship through his participation beginning with project inception through construction closeout. Nate’s goal is to successfully to leave the owner and building managers with an efficiently operating building that meets all required design criteria and provides a high-level of energy efficiency and physical comfort to all of its occupants and staff.