Commissioning 'skeptic' now believes


Hillsboro School District Director of Facilities Loren Rogers admits he was skeptical about the value of commissioning.“Five years ago, I wasn’t sold on it,” said Rogers. “Now, I wouldn’t do a project without it.”

"In any building project, especially those involving schools which are complex structures, the contractor and various subs can each do their jobs, but the end results may not be satisfactory,” said Energy Analyst Bruce Alford with the Oregon Department of Energy who works on the Department’s Schools Team. “It can take months to remedy the problems. A commissioning agent looks at the project as a whole, tests systems and ensures that everything works together as
designed.”

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