Axiom Engineers: Commissioning


Live Oak Community Center is LEED Platinum certified. This LEED for New Construction includes Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning services. The facility is a community center building with classrooms, conference rooms, and office space. The ventilation system emphasizes natural ventilation and mechanical ventilation to draw through adequate outdoor cooling ventilation.
Only the main computer server room and conference room has split system air conditioners.

Heating is provided by radiant floor heating and a high efficiency boiler. This project also includes photo voltaic and emergency generator systems. By utilizing simple and energy efficient systems, the control systems are simplified to thermostat controllers and equipment level controllers, greatly reducing design and engineering costs.

Numerous issues were discovered and resolved due to the commissioning services that ensured occupant comfort and safety. Adequate and efficient air delivery was verified as part of the air balance verification which resulted in several system adjustments.

Project Summary

• 7,300 sq. ft.
• 6 exhaust and supply fans for primary ventilation
• Interior and exterior lighting on controls utilizing occupancy sensors and day lighting controls
• 13 kW Solar power system

Project Accomplishments

• Verified all lighting control systems
• Verified air system balancing
• Verified radiant floor water balancing
• Verified operation of the photo voltaic system
• Verified operation of the emergency generator system

Selected Projects

LEED® 2.0 Commercial Interiors
LEED® 2.2 New Construction
LEED® Existing Buildings: Portola Hotel & Spa
CSUMB Dining Commons
Caldecott Bore 4 Tunnel
Doyle Dr. and Highways 101 and 1 Tunnel
East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library
Live Oak Community Resources Center
Monterey Peninsula College, Student Center
Naval Postgraduate School, Boiler Replacement
Nordic Naturals
Presidio of Monterey
Vandenberg Air Force Base
West Valley College Campus Centers