Building Commissioning as Part of an ESG Program
Property owners and managers are being asked by users, stakeholders, and investors to be responsive to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) concerns. Management of ESG issues focus on benchmarking, planning, improvement, and reporting of various sustainability elements. While these elements are broad, there are many items related to carbon emissions and energy efficiency. Though ESG is new to many, commissioning may be a more familiar topic and does have a direct impact on energy efficiency.
This presentation will focus on the commissioning process and the building systems involved that impact a facility’s energy use. A direct link will be made from buildings systems commissioning to ESG, including the critical steps in between that allow project teams to document, manage, and track improvement of the complex data involved in a successful ESG program. Applications will be discussed to new and existing buildings, along with consideration for design, operation, and acquisition.
Mike Eardley, P.E. is EBI Consulting’s Director of Energy and Sustainability. He has more than 20 years’ experience in energy consulting, commissioning, and mechanical engineering, including work in higher education, healthcare, laboratory, K-12, and government facilities. He is a Professional Engineer in several states, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Commissioning Professional. Mike has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Science in architectural engineering from the University of Colorado. He is past president of the Building Commissioning Certification Board and works out of EBI’s Burlington, MA headquarters.