Commissioning of building engineering services is vitally important for their safe, reliable and energy efficient operation. The success of commissioning depends on a systematic approach that drives the process to a successful conclusion. Ongoing fine tuning for the operation of a building facility is a key strategy for action to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Systematic and thorough commissioning processes make a significant contribution to achieving these environmentally responsible goals.

As commissioning managers, ECS provides a holistic approach to the commissioning processes across all engineering services disciplines and manages the planning, organisation, co-ordination and control of commissioning activities. Commissioning management also encompasses guidance and assistance to the services contractors to formulate a consistent delivery standard of documentation, to demonstrate and record the various commissioning activities and confirm actual performance.

Consideration of commissioning is ideally started in the schematic design phase to enable consideration of the process when key decisions are made. ECS provides the specialist skills and knowledge to this commissioning management process.

Commissioning Management

Commissioning management is a process-driven approach that provides a step-by-step methodology for each stage of a construction project from schematic design through to building fine tuning and final handover.


Independent Commissioning Agent (Green Star ICA)

Our collaborative and inclusive performance of the ICA role, by ensuring the early engagement of the building engineering services contractors, assists in delivering a co-ordinated all services approach to commissioning for the award of the Green Star credits associated with Commissioning and Fine Tuning.


Commissioning Authority (LEED)

Our commissioning methodology and associated documentation readily translates to the LEED assessment process and assists our clients to achieve the desired outcomes for the grant of a LEED certification.


Mission Critical

 A structured quality assured commissioning method ensures Mission Critical facilities can run continuously, reliably and also automatically respond to equipment and utility supply failure events.


Soft Landings

The Soft Landings Framework aims to facilitate a collaborative and informed approach to the handover process such that there is a seamless transition from construction to operations.



Recommissioning is a worthwhile regular exercise that should often follow a noticeable increase in energy consumption, water consumption or increase in tenant complaints about comfort levels.


Building Tuning

All Buildings once completed and fully commissioned as designed will require “fine tuning” to optimise the performance of the various systems that provide amenity to the occupants.