Commissioning Services Overview

Commissioning is the bridge between design and construction process to operations and maintenance. The increases in technology and demands for energy efficient operation puts a lot of pressure on today's facility operators. ZDS is a value added partner that engages a very strong hands on approach to commissioning. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients optimize and understand their facility in order to keep it at it's peak operating condition.


ZDS works directly with our clients to help develop a document called the Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR).  These are the initial building blocks to setup for the basis of design for a given project. 

ZDS can provide full support on getting LEED accreditation for your facility.  With experience on many LEED facilities from bronze to platinum certified we can help you achieve your goals.

With our design professionals who also serve as commissioning agents you will recieve highly experienced staff ready to provide valuable feedback throughout the design process and into construction.

We employ a hands on approach in making sure your Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing systems are operating at peak conditions.  Equipment is run through dynamic operations to make sure it performs as designed.

Once a facility is occupied we work with contractors and our clients to test a facilitate any changes needed for system optimization.

Retro-commissioning is the same systematic process applied to existing buildings that have never been commissioned to ensure that their systems can be operated and maintained according to the owner’s needs.

ZDS works with our client’s staff to make sure they understand the systems that they will be operating.  We also develop a Project Manual that captures the valuable knowledge and information gained through the entire process.  We understand that buildings that are not maintained and operated as intended cost more and equipment tends to have shorter life.  By starting things off correctly you will reap long term benefits that often pay for themselves.

PJKK Federal Courthouse Hawaii

General Motors Corp.

130th Airlift Wing at Yeager Airport

(Awarded a LEED Silver Certification for each of the two phases)



WV Capitol Campus

An integration of nine buildings involving over 1.9 million square-feet including the Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Center for Culture and History, plus six other administration facilities. (LEED Certified Candidate)




Webster Springs Elementary School
(Energy Star Certified)

ZDS Commissioning Project Experience

Air National Guard (Phase I)
Replacement Aircraft Maintenance Facility
Air National Guard (Phase II)
Replacement Fuel Cell Hangar Facility
Beckley Stratton Middle School, WV
Ben Franklin Career & Technical School
Bluefield Primary School, WV
Cuisset Residence, Charleston, WV
General Motors (GM) of North America
Harvard University – Arnold Arboretum Weld Hill Research and Administration Building
Maryland – Calvert County Indoor Aquatic Center
Montgomery County Departments of
Correction and Police
Mountain Valley Elementary School, Wv
Ohio University – Chillicothe Campus,
Stevenson Library and Bennett Hall
PJKK Federal Building, Hawaii
Santa Ana Federal Building Renovations
University of California, Davis School of


Additional Commissioning Project
Experience by ZDS Personnel: 
CAMC General Division
CAMC Memorial Division
CAMC Women & Children’s Hospital
Kanawha County Schools –
Capitol High School
Milledgeville Georgia
Correctional Facility
United Hospital Center
WVU—Downtown Campus
Tyler Consolidated Middle/High School
Washington & Lee University
Webster County High School
Webster Springs Elementary School
William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital
WV Museum of Culture and Natural History
WV State Capitol Complex
WVU—Downtown Campus 

Veterinary Medicine Instructional Facility

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