Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning for HVAC Systems

On Demand

This webinar is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) for Continuing Education.







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Before the advent of LEED certification, “commissioning” of building systems was rare or non-existent in the building industry. This webinar will clarify the purpose and value of commissioning and retro-commissioning and dispel false perceptions and identify true benefits of utilizing commissioning in complex building projects. .


Learning Objectives
  • Understand when to commission or retro-commission.
  • Learn how to select the commissioning agent to add value to the project.
  • Recognize the “value added” roles of the commissioning agent.
  • Recognize the roles of the retro-commissioning agent.



Mike Talbot
Certified Building Commissioning Agent
Talbot & Associates Consulting Engineers


Mike Talbot, PE, LEED AP, is a certified building commissioning agent and is the founding partner of Talbot and Associates Consulting Engineers, Inc. located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mike and his firm are committed to the pursuit of more environmentally benign engineering designs which are innovative and adhere to high technical standards. Mike and his firm strive to be at the leading edge of theoretical design and practical application.  A holistic approach to sustainability, utilizing the building elements as an integral part of the mechanical and electrical system design is at the forefront of his design standards. As Owner of an engineering firm focused on the design of buildings with high performance functional requirements, he is critically attentive to the appropriate use of technology.  Working with his clients to balance risks and rewards, he is able to evaluate and apply groundbreaking technologies alongside proven solutions to ensure that facilities fulfill both their functional objectives and sustainable goals within budgetary constraints.


INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND ATTENTION TO ARCHITECTURAL DETAIL.  This has resulted in a number of design awards for Mike and his staff. Talbot’s projects have been recognized by ASHRAE, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the American Institute of Architects. Some of the awards include numerous ASHRAE Technology Awards, an AIA Merit Award for Sustainable Design and the first AIA Carole Hoefner Cariker Sustainable Design Award.  Talbot and Associates has also been published in Buildings Magazine for its work on the Blum Corporate Headquarters Building and also High Performance Buildings Magazine for Clemson University Lee Hall School of Architecture.