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This webinar addresses the role of commissioning in net zero energy (NZE) school projects. The presentation will provide context and trends driving NZE school design and construction nationally and anecdotes from the presenting firm’s midwestern and mid-Atlantic home markets. The presenters will review sustainability certifications including net zero energy performance requirements, and how they incorporate building commissioning. Several completed and under-construction case studies will provide attendees with real-world examples from the commissioning process at educational facilities targeting or having achieved NZE performance. Attendees will learn about mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems commonly encountered in NZE school design and lessons learned during functional performance testing. The presentation will also discuss the role of airtightness in NZE school design concepts and important enclosure testing to specify and verify during the envelope commissioning process to achieve building airtightness targets. The presenters will finally address the commissioning provider’s role and strategies for success in achieving and verifying net zero energy performance during the post-occupancy performance verification period.