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Building enclosure commissioning reduces operational costs and legal risks.

Building enclosure commissioning reduces operational costs and legal risks.

This field test (AAMA 501.2) of a storefront assembly uses pressurized water and a special hose nozzle to detect water leakage in already-installed components. It’s just one of many such tests that may be performed on mockups or installed assemblies as part of building enclosure commissioning. Photo Credit: Pie Consulting Engineering When the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) first introduced the idea of building enclosure commissioning (BECx) as a prerequisite in LEED v4 , the decision was widely protested—largely because many in the green building community feared clients wouldn’t pursue LEED certification because of increased commissioning costs. But a new BuildingGreen report, Verifying Performance with Building Enclosure Commissioning , documents increasing adoption of BECx within the wider performance-oriented building community as a clearer picture of costs and be...

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