Zodiac, Inc. is an AGC certified commissioning firm. Our technical staff consists of Professional Engineers (PE), LEED® Accredited Professionals (LEED AP), Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP). We verify that each facility’s operating, maintenance, and program support requirements are met during construction and renovation.
At Zodiac, we customize the green building process based on customer and project requirements. Utilizing a team-based approach, we work closely with the project's owner, architect and consultants to provide whole building commissioning and integrate design process from the conceptual stage of a project's design through construction until the facility is operational, provide verification of building operation and performance benchmarking.
Building commissioning is the systematic process for ensuring that building systems (e.g. Building Envelope, HVAC, lighting, Heating and cooling plant, Plumbing and piping systems, Electrical and Control systems and others) are designed, built, and operate as intended Benefits of commissioning include reduced energy use, lower operating costs, reduced contractor callbacks, better building documentation, improved occupant productivity, and verification that the systems perform in accordance with the owner's project requirements.
Retro Commissioning(RCx) is applied to existing buildings that have not received any previous commissioning. It is a systematic way of identifying and correcting building system problems while optimizing system performance in existing buildings. The goals of retro commissioning typically include increased comfort and productivity for occupants and operators, as well as cost savings.
Energy Modeling At Zodiac, we assist clients with modeling of building energy performance for:LEED(NC, CS, CI)
Energy Measurement and Verification
179d Tax Deductions
Energy Conservation and Policy Act of 2005
Measurement and Verification
The Measurement and Verification (M&V) provides a systematic procedure for determining the functional performance and building energy consumption. Collecting and analyzing energy data is fundamental to any task of determining energy performance. The energy savings is demonstrated and validated through standard measurement and verification (M&V) protocols.