K-12 Commissioning a Cornerstone of KLG Jones Expertise

Story by KLG Jones / September 16, 2023

Southeast-based KLG Jones Building Commissioning has become a go-to engineering firm for Southeast U.S. school districts wanting to commission and safely open a newly constructed or renovated school. This nationally recognized engineering firm specializes in school building commissioning, energy consulting, energy modeling and “problem building” investigation services. It also offers retro-commissioning when an existing K-12 school is being renovated and upfitted for a safe and secure future.

170 Various Types of Schools Commissioned

To date, KLG Jones has commissioned 32 high schools; 31 middle schools; 76 elementary schools; eleven K-8 schools; six child development centers; five career development centers; a vocational school; and two each of fine arts centers, science centers, special needs schools and lifelong learning centers. This vast experience boosts efficiency.

Sustainability Expertise for K-12 Facilities

School districts looking for a commissioning firm with sustainability expertise turn to KLG Jones. It has commissioned 16 LEED-registered schools, five NET ZERO schools and one Green Globe certified school. The firm has worked on both public and private schools.

Full Scope of Services Provided for School Districts

KLG Jones has provided commissioning, energy modeling, measurement, verification and consulting services for millions of square feet of facilities, including its own LEED Gold office. Systems commissioned have included HVAC systems of all types; daylighting and dimming systems; emergency power; UPS; power distribution; energy recovery; smoke control; stairwell pressurization; central energy plants; security; fire alarm; data/telecom; intercom; audio visual; plumbing; domestic hot water; and building envelope.

Systems Commissioned within the Schools

K-12 facility systems commissioned include HVAC; building automation; normal and emergency electrical; plumbing; lighting controls; fire alarms; security; smoke evacuation; sound; intercom; and building envelope. High Performance Commissioning performed by KLG Jones includes ice chiller plants; variable refrigerant systems; heat cool chillers; and photovoltaic systems.

Senior Staff Expertise for K-12 Projects

KLG Jones’ senior staff is comprised of licensed mechanical and electrical engineers; Building Commissiong Association (BCxA) certified commissioning agents; energy management controls engineers; certified infrared thermographers; LEED accredited professionals; and NEBB certified Test & Balance professionals. KLG Jones is a Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) by the BCxA.

Multi-State School Districts Served

School District clients have included Charleston County; Charlotte-Mecklenburg; Clover (SC); Fort Bragg; Gason County; Greenville County (SC); Henderson County; Horry County (SC); Lancaster School District; Newton-Conover; Port St. Lucie; Richland; Rock Hill; and Volusia.


About Us

KLG Jones is a nationally recognized engineering firm dedicated to building commissioning, retro-commissioning, energy audits, energy modeling, energy consulting, test and balance and problem building investigation.

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What clients are saying...

I would like to offer my appreciation to KLG Jones for the work they have provided to the Charleston School District over the past four...

Rick Holt, Vice President/Program Director
Cumming Corporation

It is with a great deal of pleasure that I write this Letter of Recommendation to anyone who is considering entering into a contract with...

Kelley Ingram, Project Manager
Appalachian State University

I am happy to recommend and give a positive reference for KLG Jones to anyone who may be considering using their services. I have found...

Bill Knight, PE, Director of Energy Management
School District of Greenville County

Southern Mechanical has worked with KLG Jones on many projects since 2005. Our experience has included industrial projects such as Timken Bearing, Institutional projects like...

Philip Walpole PE, Southern Mechanical

KLG Jones has been serving us well. They are responsive, timely, affordable and easy to negotiate with. I would highly recommend them for your next...

Alisa Scalley, Project Manager
GSA Region 4

We have appreciated the professionalism, quality, skill, pride and most of all the caring that each person involved put forth to make this project a...

Sr. Nancy, Monastery of St. Clare

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