Commissioning is on the cusp of evolution
beyond the single-building perspective and expanding into commissioning
buildings as part of a broader infrastructure where resilience, reliability,
efficiency and performance form the basis for "smart cities" and sustainable
portfolios. A certification program developed by USGBC, Performance Excellence
in Electricity Renewal (PEER), is a third-party rating program for sustainable
power system performance in city-scale projects, campus projects and
locally-generated power supply projects. As with the USGBC LEED rating system
for individual buildings, the program is composed of prerequisites plus core
and bonus points. Both programs are administered on behalf of USGBC by Green
Business Certification, Inc.
The shift to more decentralized power generation reduces, to an unknown extent, the onus on electric utilities to verify systems that produce and control transmission of electricity. Stakeholders, ranging from utilities to consumers, will increasingly participate in electrical ecosystems that incorporate digital data analytics, controls and visually-augmented management of distributed/renewable energy resources, energy storage, district energy systems, demand response, load balancing and other features into community-wide systems – all with system (and probably significant code) requirements for new and ongoing performance verification.