Commissioning Services

Commissioning (Cx) is the process of ensuring components of a building are operating in the most efficient manner without compromising the health and well-being of the occupants. The basic formula for successful commissioning involves a team that is synergistic. We believe the key to that success is constant and clear communication.

PACE Cx team members have experience as both contractors and designers.  This broadened perspective allows us to help build communication bridges between the owner, the design team, and the construction team.

At PACE, we incorporate technological advances into the information processes to integrate planning, control, and execution of our projects with both management and engineering solutions. By successfully doing so, PACE is leading the way in commissioning management, making projects more transparent and easier to manage, and significantly decreasing costs while increasing quality assurance and the operational capabilities of the delivered product.

With the use of a web based Cx software platform, PACE has been able to streamline the information process. All users assigned to projects have accessibility to the PACE developed forms and dashboard through any device, including smartphones, tablets, and computers whether the user is online or offline.

We believe that one of our key strengths is our team of experienced, educated, and field-hardened individuals. Our collective experiences often provide us with the ability to foresee problems during the design, procurement, and early construction project phases where potential problems can be corrected with minimal impact to both cost and schedule.

During construction, we help ensure a quality project by conducting focused site visits to observe the construction and the installation of systems to be commissioned.  We are proactive in offering possible solutions to issues that arise during the Cx process and our commissioning agents strive to expedite the issue resolution process. As projects approach completion, we strive to foster the owners’ understanding of the nuances of their systems to help ensure that the systems remain reliable and efficient.

PACE Collaborative provides full-service commissioning from new construction to existing buildings including basic HVAC systems to Total Building Commissioning. We have extensive experience in commissioning Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, Building Automation Systems (BAS), lighting controls, smoke control and stairwell pressurization systems, life safety systems, and building envelopes.

Please reach out to Chuck Molyneaux or Drew Winslow for more information on providing commissioning services and get your building systems back on track to start realizing energy savings and occupant comfort.

Recent Pre-TAB Projects

Elrod Commons AHU Pre-TAB, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia
Sono Bello Pre-TAB, Smithfield Building, Norfolk, Virginia

Recent Commissioning Projects

Orthopedic & Spine Center MOB Newport News, Virginia
Rhoads & Brandt Halls Building Pressure Investigation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Johnson Hall Humidity Evaluation, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia


When I came to this project in March we were facing what appeared to be and unsurmountable task. It is with great pride and respect that I say Thank You and commend you all on the good work you have contributed to bring P-204 to a successful conclusion when it comes to the Electrical systems and your contractual obligations.  I am thankful that we all came together and worked cooperatively to accomplish this without letting pride and emotions keeping us from performing collectively as that was the only way this was possible. Thank you and I look forward to working with each of you again soon as we continue to make our job successes grow.” – Ronnie Morrison, Assistant Supt., Archer Western JV

“On our recent projects, VCU has found Pace Collaborative to be a quick to respond, team player. We have worked on several projects where Pace worked collaboratively with VCU forces outlining corrective measures and re-evaluate results promptly. VCU appreciates your thorough and expeditious work.” – Lauren Bailey, RA, CID – Virginia Commonwealth University Facilities Management, Planning & Design

“…Chuck Molyneaux and his team have been extremely professional and detail oriented in their investigations and reporting. The depth of their commissioning experience shows in each discussion, and leaves me with a sense of comfort that the delivered systems will provide the comfort and energy efficiency we expect. Chuck does not stop at identifying deficiencies, and works respectfully with the project team to find a resolution. PACE’s preconstruction services have been vital in making financial decisions to repair, upgrade, or replace existing equipment.” – Brendan Perry, Engineer/Director of MEP Services – Washington & Lee University