The Consumers Energy Employee Development Center (EDC) is a state-of-the-art, three story, 31,000 sf training center and office building along the west bank of the Grand River in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The first floor contains general meeting areas, energy exhibits, lobbies, and classrooms. The second floor contains additional classrooms and breakout areas. The third floor contains conference rooms and executive offices while the fourth floor contains space for mechanical equipment as well as general storage. In partnership with Catalyst Partners, dbHMS was contracted by Consumers Energy to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing Commissioning Services, Measurement & Verification for Ongoing Commissioning, Building Enclosure Commissioning Services, and Building Enclosure Testing Services.
The commissioning process followed ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005 procedures, NIBS Guideline 3-2012, as well as requirements set forth by the USGBC, in New Construction version 4. dbHMS’ Building Enclosure Testing services focused on the continuity and integrity of the air, thermal and water barrier systems, including water penetration testing under an induces static pressure differential, whole-building pressurization testing, and infrared scanning.
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