Through SUCF, Wendel provided Commissioning services for the State University of New York at Buffalo at the Hayes Hall building located at the University’s South Campus. The project included renovation of an existing three story building totaling approximately 82,000 sq. ft. consisting of a classrooms and offices. The project consisted of commissioning various systems to satisfy the commissioning requirements of the SUCF Program Directive 15H-9, and LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors; EA Prerequisite 1 – Fundamental Commissioning and EA Credit 3 – Enhanced Commissioning. Commissioning services started with a design review of the drawings and continued through occupancy phase and included IAQ during construction process development, process observation and final testing.
As a result of the timing of the project completion during the winter, the campus’s chilled water system was not available during final functional testing. As a result, the functionally of the control system and chilled water devices were tested at building completion but the cooling system proper operation, including individual space conditioning was tested during the summer while the space was occupied and during design conditions. This deferred testing included on-site physical testing and setting up space temperature trends to verify proper system operation.