Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) -
retro commissioning and commissioning services


The purpose of DASNY’s Commissioning (Cx) Program is to deliver an efficient, consistent, and effective method of building commissioning for new construction, reconstruction, and substantial renovations on projects for DASNY customers. Retro-Commissioning (Retro-Cx) is also offered for existing buildings.

DASNY Building Commissioning Service is a quality assurance process delivered by a third party representing the owner’s interest in documenting buildings are designed, installed, and tested to meet the owner’s needs and the design intent. Retro-Cx is a systematic process of improving existing building performance by identifying and implementing low cost operational and maintenance improvements.

The intent of commissioning is to enhance project delivery, meet regulatory requirements and efficiency goals, and ensure a fully functional, optimized building suited for its use, that is turned over to owner operators with sufficient training and documentation to provide continued building system performance. The method of DASNY’s Building Commissioning Program delivery is through procurement of Commissioning Consultants from existing term commissioning services contracts.

The construction industry has shown that benefits of commissioning include saved time and money, and improved construction quality during the design and construction phase, as well as continued money savings in optimized system performance during post construction building operation.

DASNY (Dormitory Authority of the State of New York) is one of the largest public financing and public construction authorities in the nation. Originally created to finance and build dormitories for the state’s teachers’ colleges, DASNY is now authorized to issue bonds and to provide comprehensive construction services for a large group of clients. DASNY’s construction portfolio includes new construction and renovation projects for pubic clients in higher education, health care and court administration and other specifically authorized projects. DASNY issues bonds for private not-for-profit educational and health care clients and to  support the financing needs of certain State programs administered by the Department of Health, the Department of Education, the Office of Mental Health, the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities and certain economic development programs.


DASNY’s Commissioning Program primarily serves its clients through DASNY design and construction projects. However, all eligible public, non-profit, and private sector clients looking to support their projects may access commissioning facilitation through this program.


Dean Malatino, P.E., C.E.M., LEED AP
Engineer - Commissioning Facilitator, Construction/Code Compliance
(518) 257-3277

Paul T. Williams
Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
515 Broadway
Albany, NY 12207
(518) 257-3000

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