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
 

What Makes a Great Commissioning Provider?

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

What makes a great commissioning provider?

In today's fast-paced world, construction projects demand increasing technical breadth and depth. Without a skilled commissioning provider to lead the commissioning process, a project can be completed without meeting their performance expectations.

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Project Spotlight: USTA, Armstrong Stadium

The USTA National tennis Center, Inc. contracted HEA to provide commissioning services as per USGBC NC LEED Energy and Atmosphere Prerequisite 1: Fundamental Commissioning of the Building Energy Systems and Energy and Atmosphere Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning for the USTA Louis Armstrong Stadium project in Flushing, NY. Services included reviewing of design documents, shop drawings, commissioning of all mechanical, control systems and balancing verification as well as developing a building systems manual. Throughout the duration of the project, HEA held regular commissioning meetings with the design team, owner, MEP trade firm and controls contractor in order to promote timely responses to major items of concerns. Finally, in accordance to Energy and Atmosphere Credit 3: Enhanced Commissioning, a systems manual was provided to the owner to assist in continual preventative maintenance and peak energy efficiency of the building.

Client: USTA National Tennis Center, Inc.

Location: Flushing, NY

Q/A with Frank Laino – Project Engineer

When first contracted for this project, what did the client express as the main goal / most pressing need for our services to accomplish?

Two things were evident right from the beginning on this project. The first was the coordination it would take to complete Armstrong Stadium’s Secondary Glycol Chilled Water system with the existing Chiller plant on site that has been serving Arthur Ashe Stadium. The second was the importance to ownership of achieving LEED certification, which commissioning lent a hand in.

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Employee Spotlight: Kari Rosteck

Meet Kari Rosteck! She is a Field Engineer II working in our Ann Arbor, MI office and was recently selected as an Employee of the Month! Here's a quick Q/A with her: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? I'd love to swap places ... Read More