Google, Inc.

Retro-Commissioning for NYC LL87

The project consisted of retro-commissioning for early compliance with NYC LL 87 and to establish a baseline for superior performance for the newly acquired buildings of Google’s East Coast Headquarters. The scope of work required compliance with LEED EBOM Prerequisites, EAp1 and EAp2, and all three possible LEED commissioning credits, EAc2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. Space included nearly 500,000 SF of office space in an historic Chelsea district building. The facility is one of three headquarters buildings for the international internet giant, the other two being in California and Europe.

Ron Wilkinson developed the scope of work including HVAC, lighting and domestic water heating and supervised the creation of the test sheets for the project. He attended weekly project meetings with the client, the LEED consultant, the third party O&M contractor and the client’s O&M staff and defined the details of the RCx process.

He also reviewed the operation of the existing building management system (BMS) and made recommendations for changes to the system to accommodate the new, increased, demands of building performance. He also coordinated the changes recommended by the RCx process with the existing capital improvement plan.