One year of intensive work with creating a new Danish standard for The Commissioning process has led to this 66-page proposal. 36 of the pages are informative indexes giving examples on how to write all the normative documents described in the standard.
Even though the annexes are created from real life examples accumulated in our drawers over the years, I found it was hard work to rewrite the text and make it anonymous and universal.
The English title of the standard is “The commissioning process in buildings - Installation services in new buildings and major renovations”
The standard is written in Danish language, but anyhow, feel free to comment!
Here is the intro written on the Danish Standards website:
- Heating systems
- Ventilation systems
- Cooling systems
- Supply systems, e.g. heat pumps, district heating, boiler plant
- Electrical installations
- Lighting, e.g. daylight control
- Fire ventilation
- Building automation
The commissioning process carried out according to this standard shall support the following purposes:
- Ensure a minimum energy consumption according to energy labeling and building owners requirements
- Ensure meeting the requirements in building regulation and other legal requirements
- Ensure meeting the requirements for the indoor climate
- Verifying the function of systems horizontally of enterprises, e.g. horizontal tests
- Minimize errors and omissions
- Facilitate easy transition between building construction and operation
- Verify that operation- and maintenance material, life cycle cost and documentation are in compliance with the building owners requirements
- Ensure, that operating personnel is educated in such a way that the building can be operated according to the building owners requirements
- Support requirements stated for carrying out commissioning activities according to sustainability certification programmes.
The standard does not comprise the commissioning of the building envelope. The methods as described in this standard are universal and can be used for other installations, e.g. the building envelope, if the observations of the commissioning process brings up conditions, which are related to these installations. The standard can not be used as a reference for commissioning of safety installations, which includes personal safety. The standard does not give normative requirements for the persons, who carries out the commissioning process.
Take a closer look at the new standard and submit your comments through this link: