2017 Retrospective

2017 was by all accounts a special year for our small Elevate family. Catie and I welcomed baby Waylon in May. Nathan and his wife, Stefanie, moved back to the Pacific Northwest and bought a house making Portland their new…
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Energy Trust of Oregon Trade Ally Program

Elevate Building Commissioning is an Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) approved Trade Ally for New Building and Existing Building programs. The Energy Trust provides incentives for projects that introduce commissioning early on and incorporate it throughout the design and construction…
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Attending the National Conference on Building Commissioning

This October, Elevate Building Commissioning attended the National Conference on Building Commissioning in Salt Lake City. 2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the conference bringing together the commissioning industry’s most experienced and dedicated professionals. This was our first time attending…
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Building Maintenance: Winter Preparation

Winter is coming for most of us in the northern hemisphere and that means it’s time to perform some last-minute maintenance checks on your HVAC system. Here are some maintenance items to check to prevent later, larger issues. • Determine…
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Third-Party or Independent Building Commissioning

Each project and project team is unique, and as such, requires special attention to maximize Owner benefits during the commissioning process. What is this process? “New construction commissioning is the process of ensuring that systems are designed, installed, functionally tested,…
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Do I Need A Commissioning Systems Manual?

Well first and foremost, many energy programs give you points for enhanced commissioning which includes the turnover of a commissioning systems manual as a requirement. More points typically translates to a more efficient building and more accolades. Aside from that,…
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