The Newnham Campus Expansion was designed by architects at Dialog. Each decision in the planning and construction process of the campus expansion was made with energy efficiency and environmental sustainability as a goal, contributing to Seneca’s application for LEED Gold status. Seneca retained Isotherm as the LEED Commissioning Provider for this facility's Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning under LEED New Construction certification. We have a continual relationship with Seneca.
Our involvement started from the pre-design phase and continued until the post-occupancy and operation phase. It started with reviewing the Owner’s Project Requirements and the Basis of Design in the design phase. We reviewed the contract documents and gave commissioning-related comments. We reviewed shop drawings as they were procured and performed site reviews once installation had begun. Witnessing the equipment start-up, equipment static verifications, and providing performance testing with the commissioning team are some of the main activities performed in this project. This is followed by turnover and training. Finally, we continued to work with the facility management for seasonal reviews and warranty reviews, and to optimize the building performance during post-occupancy.