The design and construction team must commit to realize the intent of the energy audit recommendations accepted by the Project Owner. That this commitment is met will be part of the project’s commissioning (Cx). New retro-fitted systems must be commissioned to ensure that:
The installation conforms to what was intended and specified.
The equipment and systems are operating correctly, as specified, demonstrated by tests.
System documentation has been provided and operators have been trained.
There are various industry standards that adequately define the new-construction commissioning process that should be applied to new retrofitted systems. Acceptable references include ASHRAE Guideline 0/1, Building Commissioning Association, and the California Commissioning Collaborative. The project must select one such acceptable industry guideline and design and perform commissioning consistent with that guideline.