Independent Commissioning Agent(CxA Commissioning)

We’re here at every step to ensure your project surpasses expectations

Commissioning is at the heart of what we do and we aim to deliver projects that meet our clients and owners’ goals every single time. Our commissioning authority services apply right from the very earliest stages of design and don’t end until your project is safely and successfully occupied and operating. Our Independent Commissioning Agent team will oversee every single step, from verifying and reviewing design drawings and construction documents, to fine tuning systems once your project is operating and occupied.

Why is CxA Commissioning so important?

Think of our commissioning services as your vital insight - an experienced, independent body that works alongside your design and construction team to ensure outstanding results. Commissioning has been proven to reduce the need for contractor call backs, as well as deficiencies in system performance. By contracting us as your Independent Commissioning Agent, you can also rest assured that your building will measure up to your required standards, such as global ASHRAE, CIBSE, BSRIA and SMACNA, or mandatory LEED, Estidama and GSAS system requirements.

Our Approach to CxA Commissioning

We know that each project is unique. That’s why we work closely with our clients from the very beginning to ensure we fully understand your goals. Our commissioning services are tailored to meet your individual requirements - whether you simply need advice on the operations side, or our full integration with your design team to address more complex issues. Our approach also relies on strong project management. This involves the cooperation of owners, designers, engineers and construction teams to take a project from design right through to an efficient delivery and beyond, to ensure your building operates successfully.

White Paper: Commissioning your way to High Performance Buildings

This white paper covers the benefits of the Commissioning Process managed by an Independent Commissioning Authority, cost savings and viewpoint on high performing buildings.

The report is based on independent data gathered from the OECD™, Harvard™, the US Department of Energy, regional GCC interviews, and the Building Commissioning Association™.

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Watch our video on the Commissioning process explained

The Building Commissioning Process - Explained in clear detail. For ASHRAE, LEED, GSAS, Estidama, etc. Find out how Alpin can help you in Commissioning. It is our core service, and clients have engaged our experts for projects ranging from high-performance schools to laboratory facilities to a 450,000 m2 critical status financial center.

Our Commissioning Services

Building Certification Commissioning

Firstly, the Alpin Independent Commissioning Agent will help you develop the all important Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) which lay the vital blueprint of objectives for your project. Then we’ll guide your design team during the creation of the Basis of Design (BoD) and also meticulously review your designs to make sure everything measures up to your objectives. During the construction phase, we’ll support your contractors to ensure they deliver an expertly commissioned building, and once your building is occupied, we’ll help fine-tune operations to ensure everything runs smoothly.

  • LEED Commissioning: Fundamental and enhanced commissioning
  • Building Envelope Commissioning & Pressure Testing
  • Thermo Assessment and Analysis
  • Estidama Commissioning: Basic and re-commissioning
  • QSAS & GSAS Commissioning: Management of the commissioning process


This is an important service that will vastly improve the efficiency of your building’s equipment and systems. We’ll carry out rigorous testing and diagnostic monitoring to pin-point anything that could be changed or fine-tuned at a low cost. Studies have shown retro-commissioning can save up to 10-20% of a building’s annual energy costs. Our services in this area include:

  • Walk-through Energy Audit / ASHRAE Level I Energy Audit
  • Retro-commissioning / ASHRAE Level II Energy Audit
  • Investment Grade Audits with Energy Modeling / ASHRAE Level III Energy Audit


“Alpin has shown a high standard of performance and professionalism”

Maher Al Haj Hussain, Deputy General Manager at Amana Steel Buildings Contracting Co. LLC – Northern Emirates

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Our Commissioning Authority (CxA) agents typically hold certifications such as Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP), or equivalent qualifications. These certifications demonstrate their expertise and adherence to industry standards in overseeing the commissioning process.

Retro-commissioning identifies and addresses inefficiencies in existing building systems, optimizing performance. This process often involves fine-tuning HVAC, lighting, and other systems, leading to improved energy efficiency and reduced operational costs.

Commissioning refers to the process of ensuring that systems are designed, installed, and operate as intended. CMA specifically refers to the organizational or individual entity overseeing this process.

Challenges in the commissioning process may include coordination issues, unexpected technical problems, and discrepancies in documentation. To address these challenges, maintaining open communication among stakeholders is crucial. Timely problem identification and collaboration on effective solutions are key. Regular reviews of documentation and proactive troubleshooting help ensure a smoother commissioning process, contributing to project success.

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