Our experts in Cx provide tangible savings and long-term value over the life of your project

Salas O’Brien—a Certified Commissioning Firm—provides Common-Sense Commissioning®. As our buildings and building systems become more complicated, the commissioning process must go further than a simple check-the-box, documentation exercise. We are committed to providing hands-on, qualitative commissioning services to building owners and operators for both new and existing buildings.

Our unique, scalable approach tailors the scope and services we provide to the most appropriate level, based on factors like budgetary constraints, short-term facility goals, and long-term outcomes regarding equipment life, operational costs, and energy use.

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What we can offer

From initial consultation to full specification and construction facilitation, we offer a complete array of services, including the development of advanced and often groundbreaking solutions when conventional approaches can’t deliver quality results.

Commissioning for new construction

Salas O’Brien Common Sense Commissioning Process results in a building that operates as intended from Day One of Occupancy.  It involves thoroughly understanding the project’s goals and Owner’s intention and developing a comprehensive plan to achieve those goals and meet the owner’s expectations. We provide the necessary leadership throughout the project, as a third-party independent team member, to ensure that systems are designed, installed, tested and are capable of being operated and maintained according to the Owner’s operational needs.

Existing building commissioning (EBCx)

Our Existing Building Commissioning services ensure the building equipment and systems are operating optimally to meet current occupant needs resulting in reduce utility costs, enhance property values, reduced repair and replacement costs, and an increased building’s energy performance.  We focus on identifying “low cost/no cost” operational improvements given the building’s current usage to obtain comfort and energy savings.  Our team identifies Facility Improvement Measures (FIM) complete with payback information and work with you on an Implementation plan that suits your budget and schedule.  We follow up by commissioning the implementation measures and working with the facilities team to ensure the building systems are operating as intended and the energy savings are realized.

Building enclosure commissioning (BECx)

A building’s envelope plays a major role in the overall building energy use.  Air leakage, improper insulation, incorrectly applied sealants, can all lead to air and water leakage that not only increase energy usage, but can cause costly damage as well.  Our BECx Team will apply our Common Sense Commissioning® approach to the your buildings enclosure ensuring that the system was designed, installed and is functioning as it is intended, reducing your energy use for the lifetime of the building.

Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx)

By continuously monitoring and analyzing systems performance trends, Salas O’Brien can efficiently identify declines in facility performance to maintain and continuously optimize building systems accurately. Our MBCx program is customizable to your buildings’ needs. Whether an automated approach or an on-going actively managed undertaking, the process helps ensure operational efficiencies are sustained over time and maintenance activities can be targeted on immediate needs.

Data center commissioning

Salas O’Brien’s experts in the systems for data centers focus on ensuring the reliability, redundancy, and efficiency of data center systems, such as power, cooling, and network infrastructure.

LEED commissioning

Salas O’Brien verifies that the sustainable design and construction features of a building meet the requirements of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

Energy audits

Salas O’Brien’s specialists can provide a comprehensive assessment of a building’s energy use and efficiency, with recommendations for improvements and cost savings.

Code compliance

Salas O’Brien can provide an assessment of a building’s compliance with internal energy codes and local requirements to ensure the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of its operations.