Airport Commissioning and Energy Management

Are your facility’s systems performing according to their designs? You can find out by implementing energy audits and retro-commissioning (for existing buildings) and commissioning (for new buildings). We can also help you create an energy management strategy to assist with planning your future energy operations and increasing your overall resiliency.

Energy audits evaluate a facility's energy consumption compared to similar facilities and are used to identify facility improvement measures (FIMs), which can reduce energy consumption. Retro-commissioning is a process used to evaluate the existing operation of a mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) system. FIMs can also be identified during the retro-commissioning process, adding opportunities to reduce energy costs while maintaining or improving the comfort of a facility's space. Commissioning is a quality-oriented process that documents the performance and energy efficiency of a building’s systems against defined objectives and criteria. It also is a component for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certification, which focuses on saving energy, conserving water, reducing carbon dioxide emissions and improving indoor environmental quality.

Whether you have a new or existing building, our experienced teams of commissioning-and-energy engineers and specialists can help you assess the performance of your systems. Proactive energy management can result in substantial operations and maintenance (O&M) cost savings, reduced energy use and increased equipment uptime.

Additionally, our staff can help develop an energy roadmap — a strategic energy plan that can help you forecast, prioritize and budget facility improvement measures for your buildings, systems and equipment. The process also helps establish policies and procedures for your facilities.

Hanson’s airport building commissioning and energy management services include:

  • development of owner’s project requirements
  • feasibility studies and facility condition assessments
  • energy audits or retro-commissioning
  • review of design documents with regards to operation
  • commissioning plan development
  • development of checklists for equipment installation and startup 
  • functional performance testing
  • oversight review of operations and maintenance training and documentation
  • warranty review
  • LEED documentation for commissioning credits

This applies to the following systems:

  • heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system  
  • electrical power and lighting
  • plumbing
  • baggage handling
  • vertical transport
  • building envelope, finishes and furnishings evaluations
  • COVID-19 building readiness

Hanson’s staff is active in numerous leading organizations for the commissioning and energy industry because education, experience and ongoing training matter. We have staff accredited by programs including Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA), LEED AP® (accredited professional), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and many others.

Our team uses methodologies and approaches based on protocols established by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Association of Energy Engineers, AABC Commissioning Group, the Building Commissioning Association and other national organizations.

Bill Bradford, P.E.

Energy, sustainability
and resiliency principal
(407) 622-2050, ext. 5516