Resiliency needs to be introduced as an integral part of the building commissioning process, writes RS&H Commissioning and Energy Region Leader Woody Thompson in his latest article for Consulting & Specifying Engineer. Doing so will ensure facilities can quickly bounce back from disaster, either natural or man-made.
“It is time to focus not only on bulk-power integrity, but also on applying energy resiliency at the facility level,” writes Thompson, PE, CXA, CEM, REP, CBCP, CPMP, LEED AP. “Ensuring that facility systems maintain reliability and support energy resiliency is the ultimate focus and goal of successful existing building commissioning (EBCx). Facility EBCx is a critical, if not the most important, aspect of energy resiliency.”