Project Advisory 63, September 2020

Update to information regarding Commissioning and the MSBA's Sustainability Policies

As a part of documenting compliance with MSBA sustainability guidelines using either the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Schools (LEED-S) or Northeast Collaborative for High Performing Schools (NE-CHPS) programs, points are available for commissioning. Commissioning is a verification process of building systems and subsystems by an independent third party. The MSBA requires and pays the costs of building commissioning for Core Program projects to the extent described below.

Please be advised that the MSBA has updated the MSBA’s 2020 commissioning consultant Master Service Agreements to include Commissioning Support During the First Year of Operation for Core Program projects. Commissioning Master Service Agreements assigned to consultants on or after August 17, 2020 will include first year monitoring and optimization of building systems services necessary to achieve all points in NE-CHPS EE 3.0-3.3 and LEED EAc1 credit.

The MSBA's Standard Scope of Commissioning Services - Core Program can be found on our website at "Building With Us; Module 6 - Detailed Design; Commissioning".

If you have any questions regarding the scope of services for MSBA Commissioning Agents, and the associated LEED-S/NE-CHPS scorecard, please review the agreement linked above or contact your assigned Project Coordinator.