Our Services

Commissioning buildings

We focus on the human factor of facilities, with consideration for how they impact occupants, owners, and the environment.

In line with ASHRAE standards, guidelines and codes of practice we work with building management to provide a level of confidence that facilities and more specifically the HVAC system function as intended.

  • Commissioning consulting
  • Functional performance test packs
  • Recommissioning assessment
  • Commissioning management

Projects

  • Critical ventilation system control
  • BMS consulting including energy, best practice, systems review and optimise operations in commercial buildings
  • Evaluate project material cost and quality
  • Implementation of asset replacement strategies
  • IEQ focussed commissioning
  • Online document management platforms

Optimal ventilation and indoor environmental quality

  • Annual evaluation of CO2 level and self-diagnosis of the means of outdoor ventilation e.g., air handling unit
  • Laboratory and clean room ventilation verification
  • Ventilation and comfort assessment

Sustainable laboratories

Modern systems must be designed and operated to achieve a proper balance between air quality, thermal health and saving energy. In laboratories, ventilation is used extensively in all types of facilities to provide a safe and comfortable environment for researchers. In every case, ventilation and control is vital to safeguard researchers by potential exposure to gases that are poisonous, reactive or flammable, or from air circulation that carry bacteria and viruses.

Biocontainment laboratory

Biocontainment laboratories deal with microorganisms that in many cases can cause disease in humans and in some cases cause disease in plants or animals. These laboratories are often called microbiological and biomedical laboratories. Since ventilation design and operation play a key role in containment facilities, a thorough understanding of the specialised requirements is necessary to safeguard researchers and other occupants of the building from potential exposure through inhalation.

Cleanroom

Cleanrooms are designed to provide a working environment with minimal airborne particulate materials and constant temperature, humidity, air pressure, and airflow patterns.  Clean rooms need positive pressurisation to prevent infiltration that could compromise requirements for cleanliness.

Vivarium

Vivariums require more detailed and focused design engineering than most other types of laboratory environments. The stability and quality of the animals’ environment are vital to their well-being and to the integrity of research. The provision of clean air is critical for both the animals and caregivers.  The ventilation system must create a safe, comfortable working environment. In addition, it must ensure that contaminated and odorous air is exhausted and pressure gradients with directional airflow are maintained.

Wet chemistry laboratory

Chemistry laboratories are often subjected to rapid changes or disturbances from the opening and closing of fume cupboard sashes at once, or from turning on large pieces of heat generating equipment and hoods.  Such disturbances require a fast response from the airflow control system to maintain the precise conditions in the laboratory.

The objective of the verification process is to establish that the critical ventilation systems, remain fit for purpose and are achieving performance that meet current facility requirements (CFR) by satisfying the following criteria:

  • Room temperatures and relative humidity;
  • Supply and exhaust air flow rates;
  • Air-change rates;
  • Room differential pressures for directional airflow;
  • Air-quality measurement of TVOCs, particle matter, carbon monoxide
  • Energy use intensity (EUI)

Recommissioning

This is used by owners and facility management to optimise the operation of buildings and systems. The process plans facility operation programs and compares existing conditions and operations to those requirements.

An assessment allows management to determine if any of the existing conditions require or warrant further investigation. The assessment is also used to identify the causes of existing problems and shortfalls in achieving the requirements of the facility and to determine methods for resolving those problems.

The process provides a logical decision-making approach to evaluate, compare, prioritize, and implement recommendations for making facilities operate as efficiently and effectively as is economically feasible given the owner’s specific requirements and resources.

Talk to a commissioning expert

Before embarking on a project, we can help you get started by surveying operation, and gathering the numbers to help you make informed decisions.