The ESC Cx Division is a NEBB certified Building Systems Commissioning firm with Paul Smith, P.E., LEED AP serving as the Systems Commissioning Administrator (CSA).  Both Paul Smith and Robert Nichols, ESC’s Senior Mechanical Cx Technician are members of the Building Commissioning Association, United States Green Building Council and certified LEED AP.

Our Cx Team provides building commissioning from project design through owner occupancy and operation, verifying and documenting the performance of the facility.  The retro and re-commissioning projects are providing developers, owners and facilities managers with expert assessments on the functionality and operational efficiency of their buildings. This helps to  drive down energy and maintenance costs.

ESC’s  Commissioning Team of professionals have in-depth expertise in the systematic process of verifying, testing, and documenting the building’s systems, a full-field “technical” approach to each project, ensures successful operation in accordance with its owner’s requirement.  The team brings over 40-years of experience in engineering, commissioning, and facilities maintenance expertise. The Cx Team’s performance record demonstrates our expertise in commissioning with budgets ranging from $2 to $150 million.

ESC has been a NEBB certified building systems commissioning firm since 2005.  Our approach to commissioning is in accordance with the latest NEBB standards as well as ASHRAE Guideline 0.  This approach to the commissioning process and our experience of 35 years of designing HVAC, plumbing, and life safety systems, and over 25 years of construction experience in the design and installation of roofing systems and building envelope systems gives our team a complete understanding of design intents and issues that normally arise during the construction process.  These attributes combined with our managerial experience provides the ESC team with the unique ability to commission systems in an effective and efficient manner providing building owners with facilities that operate with minimal costs and disruptions.


Current and Past Projects


University of Alabama

Science and Engineering Complex III

Presidential Village I &II

Robert E. Witt Student Activity Center

Ferguson Student Center

Digital Media Center at Bryant Denny Stadium

Sewell-Thomas Baseball Stadium

Tutwiler Residence Hall

Mal Moore Dining Facility

Kappa Alpha Theta

Cyber Hall

University Hall

Printing and Mail Services Facility

Frank Moody Music Building

Fresh Food Company

Aquatic Center

University Archive Facility

Nott Hall Research Support Facility

Performing Arts Center

Hewson Hall

Bryant Denny Stadium Renovation

Russell Hall Nutrition Lab

College of Nursing Addition

Math & Science Building

Latham Training Center

Partlow Admin. Building


University of Alabama at Huntsville

SWIRLL (Severe Weather Institute and Radar & Lightning Laboratories)

Nursing Building

Student Services Building

Charger Village II

D.S. Davidson Invention to Innovation Center (I2C)

Morton Hall

Werner von Braun Research Hall D-Wing


University of North Alabama

College of Nursing

New Student Housing


University of Alabama at Birmingham

Football Operations Building

Hill Student Center

Collat School of Business

Community Care Building

Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center

Alumni Hall (Retro-Commissioning)

Honors College


University of West Alabama

Gilbert Hall

Lyon Hall

Spieth Hall


Multiple Boeing Buildings


Marshall Space Flight Center Bldg 4610 (Retro-Commissioning)

Athens High School

Pelham Park Middle School