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14 October 2018

The Role of LEED Commissioning Agents and their Role in Building Projects

At J.V.Tierney & Co, our M & E engineers are involved in all aspects relating to sustainable design in the construction industry. As an established company with a wealth of experience in mechanical and electrical services engineering, we are often employed as LEED commissioning agents on our client projects.


In this blog, we take a brief look into what this role involves.


LEED Commissioning Agents
LEED stands for ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’, which includes taking the entire range of building systems and subsystems into account. In order to attain an LEED award (which is given according to the performance of a building and rated as Certified, Silver, Gold or Platinum), a building must be highly efficient in the way it uses energy and how it interacts with the local environment. As the LEED commissioning agent, everything relating to achieve the building’s proposed LEED commissioning standard is our responsibility.


Amongst the complex and numerous systems that are optimised for maximum efficiency during the concept, design, building and operational stages of a project are, but are not limited to:


  • HVAC (Heating & Air Conditioning)

  • Electrical Services

  • Domestic Hot Water

  • Renewable Energy systems

  • Lighting Controls

  • BMS Controls


In addition to achieving LEED CxA standards, the project must also meet all of the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR). As one of Ireland’s leading exponents of sustainable design in construction, we take our role in this process with passion and drive.


For more information on our past electrical and mechanical engineering projects that have been awarded LEED certification, please follow this link http://bit.ly/2PjnQEO.


If you would like to know more about LEED commissioning, and what it could do for your next building project, take a look at our website www.jvtierney.ie, where you’ll find everything you need to know and a number of examples of our past work. Alternatively, if you’d like a chat with one our expert team, call us now on 01 421 4900.