CEMS’ Commissioning Group is a natural extension of the design services provided by CEMS. Our purpose is to strive for excellence in project delivery. Project delivery includes building occupancy and use, with commissioning proving to be the necessary element in building performance through its lifetime. Commissioning is a core element of sustainable design practice. It ensures that sustainable design strategies and components are translated from contract documents into the built facility’s architectural fabric. The commissioning process bridges this gap through the systematic procedures which span from early design through construction, system startup, occupancy, the warranty period, and beyond!


New Building Commissioning
New Building Cx begins in the planning phase and continues through construction, acceptance, and the warranty period.
Tasks include:

  • Design review
  • Functional performance testing
  • Post-occupancy monitoring

Existing Building Re-Commissioning
Re-commissioning entails the same Cx tasks as a new building, but for a structure already in operation.
Tasks include:

    • Revising operations to meet program changes
    • Equipment testing per original specifications
    • Maintaining building performance

Existing Building Retro-Commissioning
Retro-Cx begins with an energy audit, and survey of mechanical and other energy consumptive systems.
Tasks include:

  • Energy audit and operator interview
  • Energy measure recommendation
  • Energy measure implementation assistance

School (K-12) Commissioning Projects

Corpus Christi US Courthouse
Retro-Commissioning - Corpus Christi, TX

Enhanced Commissioning AIT
Barracks Complex - Fort Gordon, GA

Enhanced Commissioning
Nexton Office Building – Summerville, SC