About Building Envelope

Many aspects of long-term building performance are linked to the durability, water-resistance, airtightness and energy-efficiency of the exterior walls, roofs and floors, including windows, doors, skylights, and envelope penetrations and transitions. Building envelope commissioning ensures long-term performance of a building’s most critical and liability-prone components and can make a project eligible for a LEED Innovation credit.

Epsten Group offers comprehensive services for the commissioning of the building envelope:

Design reviews (schematic design, design development, construction documents, bid addenda, shop drawings)
Commissioning plans
Envelope commissioning specifications
Review or development of testing requirements
Recommendations for mock-ups
Installation checklists
Pre-installation conferences
Mock-up observation
Mock-up testing
Site observation
Testing of installed components
Test reports
Tracking of correction items
Commissioning reports
Training of staff for operations and maintenance
Warranty follow-up

We have served our clients with building envelope commissioning since 2006, with a focus on buildings owned for many years by the same entity, such as universities, governments, and corporations. Epsten Group also has special expertise with building types that rely on superior building envelope performance, such as laboratory buildings, healthcare facilities, and arts/archival buildings.

Project Service Building Envelope