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Commissioning Experience

Cooley Town Center

The project consisted of a complete LEED commissioning of the 60,000 square foot building.  The mechanical system consisted of water source heat pumps and outside air being delivered by 4 energy recovery units.  The water side cooling system was a cooling tower and heating side was a steam to water heat exchanger.  Matrix led meetings with the owner and contractor through the construction phase to ensure everyone understood their role throughout the commissioning process.  Pre-start up and start up forms were also handed out for each piece of equipment and system.  Before the building was ready to be turned over to the owner, a complete systems evaluation was performed and allowed for adjustments to be made to the systems for better space control and operating efficiency.

Masonic Pathways - Assisted Nursing Building

Project consisted of commissioning the mechanical systems for the 100,000 square foot Assisted Nurses Building at the Masonic Pathways Campus in Alma, MI.  The mechanical system consisted of two 100% outside air units with 4-pipe fan coil units throughout the facility and several exhaust fans that serve the patient rooms and core areas.  Matrix developed a list of problems with the building and provided recommended solutions for each issue.  Matrix oversaw the new construction of the proposed solutions including replacing/modifying the existing exhaust fans, sealing the exhaust ductwork as required, and rebalancing the existing outside air units and exhaust fans to the correct airflows.  The building was extremely negative and the building could not cool and heat effectively year round before the project, however after the construction was completed the performance of the mechanical system was improved and the issues were resolved.

Dart 6

The project consisted of an advanced level of LEED commissioning of the 136,000 square foot building.  The mechanical system consisted of variable air volume system with packaged rooftop units.  Pre-start up and start up forms were used for each piece of equipment and system to ensure proper operation.  Before the building was turned over to the owner, a complete systems evaluation was performed and adjustments were made to ensure the systems maintained space control and operated efficiently.

Griffin Beverage

Project consisted of a complete LEED commissioning of the 20,000 square foot beverage/recycling facility including office, large refridgeration system and open warehouse for storage and recycling.  An energy efficient mechanical system was installed to serve the facility and electrically multistage day light harvesting system was used for optimal energy savings.

Duffy Daugherty at MSU

Project consisted of a complete commissioning of the 250,000 square foot existing building.  The mechanical system consisted of chilled and hot water air handling units.  Some of the air handling units were single zone and other ones served a VAV system.  The detailed evaluation of the HVAC systems found many items that were able to be fixed to make the system more energy efficient and provide much better space temperature control.  By using 16 temperature and humidity data loggers we were able to verify the temperature difference before and after commissioning.

Hopevale Church

Project consisted of a complete commissioning of the 52,000 square foot new building.  The mechanical system consisted of single zone roof top units and energy recovery units.  The evaluation of the mechanical system during the commissioning process found that many of the items that were called out to be monitored and controlled in the construction documents were not being controlled.  Many of the units were also in occupied mode continuously using large amounts of energy.  We found many other items that increased comfort and saved energy.

United States Post Office

Project consisted of a complete commissioning of the 84,000 square foot renovated building.  The mechanical system consisted of multiple single zone and variable air volume roof top units.  A hydronic boiler system served reheat coils and perimeter fin tube.  The evaluation of the mechanical system during the commissioning process found that the equipment sequencing was not programmed correctly along with finding control valves not functioning properly.  It was also discovered that a few of the packaged rooftop units  economizers were not functioning properly.

Wharton Center at Michigan State University

Project consisted of a complete commissioning of the 530,000 square foot existing building.  The mechanical system consisted of chilled and hot water air handling units.  Most of the air handling units were single zone.  The detailed evaluation of the HVAC systems found many items that were able to be fixed to make the system more energy efficient and provide much better space temperature control.  Matrix also evaluated the electrical system to enhance the lighting system and save energy.  By tracking the energy usage before the commissioning process we were able to verify the energy savings before and after commissioning.

Spartan Stadium at Michigan State University

Project consisted of a complete commissioning of the 425,000 square foot existing building.  The mechanical system consisted of chilled water and hot water air handling units.  The detailed evaluation of the HVAC systems found many items that were able to be fixed to make the system more energy efficient and provide much better space temperature control.  Matrix also evaluated the electrical system to enhance the lighting system and save energy.  By tracking the energy usage before the commissioning process we will be able to verify the energy savings before and after commissioning.

Other Michigan State University Projects Commissioned

  • Shaw Hall
  • Kresge Art Center
  • Computer Center
  • Berkey Hall
  • Natural Resources
  • Fee Hall 
  • Human Ecology
  • Business College
  • Kellogg Center
  • Food Safety and Toxicology Building
  • Student Service Building
  • Central School

Meijer

Project consisted of commissioning three new Meijer stores in Wisconsin.  One store in West Bend, Green Bay, and Howard.  The process included a thorough evaluation of all mechanical and electrical systems in the store before, during, and after installation.  Any issues discovered were addressed before the stores were handed over to the owner to ensure proper operation of all systems.