Employee Spotlight: George Cloud

Meet George Cloud! He is a Field Engineer and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with him: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? Rob Gronkowski. What did you want to grow up to be when you... Read More
 

How Does the Commissioning Process Provide Value?

How Does the Commissioning Process Provide Value?

Commissioning (Cx) is a strategic tool, used to ensure that an owner receives exactly what they are asking for in a construction project (any beyond)! The value can be derived from fewer issues found on projects; reduction of change orders, energy use and maintenance costs and increased operational productivity. Many issues identified during the commissioning process may not prevent the building from operating, but do impact their originally promoted value. 

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Employee Spotlight: Dan Chavez

Meet Dan Chavez! He is a Senior Engineer and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with him: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? Aaron Judge. What did you want to grow up to be when you were... Read More
 

Project Spotlight: Target Corporation, New Construction & Existing Buildings - Nationwide

HEA has been providing commissioning services for hundreds of new/remodeled Target stores throughout the county since 2007. The stores consist of various types and sizes ranging from typical Target’s to City Targets, P-Fresh reboots and Super Targets. In addition, HEA has been heavily involved in Target’s end of life HVAC replacement program, serving as an adjunct Owner’s Representative. HEA’s primary objective is for energy consuming systems by ensuring proper installation methods and verifying system performance for energy optimization. The commissioned systems for Target stores include: HVAC (rooftop units, dehumidification units, energy recovery ventilators, air terminal units, split system air conditioners & exhaust fans), refrigeration (walk-in storage freezers & coolers, refrigerated product cases, anti-sweat heating and refrigeration energy management) and lighting (interior controls, exterior controls and occupancy sensors).

Client: Target Corporation

Location: Nationwide

Q/A with Philip Krizan - Field Engineer

Anything about this project that makes it stand out to you as different from any other projects you’ve previously worked on?

The travel. With over 100 stores from Massachusetts to California within our scope, traveling is a necessary part of the job. While all of the extra planning and coordination that’s involved because of this can be a challenge, it is worth it to be able to have an impact across the nation.

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How Much Should Commissioning Services Cost?

This month at Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP, we're talking about...

How much should commissioning services cost?

Commissioning costs can vary considerably with project size and building type, equipment type and commissioning scope. However, total building commissioning costs for commissioning agent services usually range from 0.5% to 1.5% of total construction costs (according to U.S. Department of Energy's Rebuild America Program, written by the Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI). The National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) recommends budgeting 1.25 to 2.25% of the total construction costs for total building commissioning agent services.

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Employee Spotlight: Alex DiCanio

Meet Alex DiCanio! He is a Field Engineer working in our New York, NY office and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with him: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? A celebrity's dog. What... Read More