If you have a business plan that involves starting a green business or adding sustainable products to your existing business then you will probably want to consider commissioning a Green Belt company to help you get started. A Green Belt is an independent environmental manager that can help you decide what kind of products to sell, how to market them, and where to source materials for the products. If you want a greener future for your business but know you can’t do it alone then commissioning a company with expertise in environmental management can give you the edge needed.
There are now three names: Commissioning Manager (M), Commissioning Authority (CA) and Commissioning Provider(CP). CP is an out-dated designation that stands for Certified Recruiting Administrator. The name represents someone who has completed the two year preliminary report and HVAC foundation training. The preliminary report covers all areas of the HVAC industry that need preliminary information about licensing, project management and identifying opportunities and identifying risks.
All three terms are used interchangeably because they all have the same responsibilities. The Commissioning Manager is the person that conducts the pre-missions interview, makes the final decision on what products to offer, and does the technical review of the completed application. With the addition of a Commissioning Authority this responsibility is transferred to the CA who is responsible for verifying the project and doing technical review to make sure the greenhouse gases are offset by the amount of power generated. They also coordinate all the activities that occur throughout the commissioning process. CP is not involved in the actual commissioning process at all.
In order for a greenhouse gas mitigation application to be successfully commissioned it needs to be completed in a systematic and functional way. One of the main roles of the Commissioning Provider is to oversee all the project activities with a high level of organization and detail so they flow smoothly from beginning to end. Along with this part of the commissioning process the CA will oversee all the documentation to be sent to the testing laboratory as well as the testing samples that need to be analyzed. The documentation is an essential step that helps prove to the testing laboratory that the greenhouse gas mitigation has been successfully implemented.
The third area that the Commissioning Provider must focus on is communicating the owners design intent to the CP. The purpose of this communication is to help the CP understand the owners design intent in a clear and logical manner. All documentation should be followed and if necessary or helpful the CP can ask questions and clarify the information. If the information is not understood the owner can request the review of the documentation or get support from the Commissioning Provider to better understand the information.
The final responsibility of the Commissioning Provider is to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements for the project. They will perform risk assessments and assist in the development of a leasing contract, risk management plan and operational program to ensure these plans comply with applicable laws. It is important to note that all business agreements and operating procedures must be in written format and in accordance with local and national requirements. There are strict contractual obligations that all project contracts should be in accordance with and these include; property lease agreement, operating agreement, budget, policies, day-to-day operations, maintenance procedures, emergency procedures, reporting procedures, environmental reports, work orders and labour details. The CP’s role is to provide these documents and information to the owner and should also assist with any legal matters that may come up.