Chinook Recognized as Top 25 Among 2019 "Commissioning Giants" and Places for Second Consecutive Year

Only Woman-Owned Commissioning Services and Facilities Engineering Firm Ranked

Arlington, Virginia, October 31, 2019 – Chinook Systems, Inc. (Chinook), a commissioning services and consulting engineering firm, was named among Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine’s (CSE) 2019 “Commissioning Giants.” CSE ranked Chinook as the 16th largest firm in the nation, based upon data reported for compilation of the 2019 list. The Commissioning Giants list highlights the top 25 firms. Last year, Chinook appeared for the first time on the list and has now been recognized for two straight years.

“Chinook’s explosive growth and this significant industry recognition could not have been achieved without our remarkable team,” said Chinook President Wanda Lenkewich, CxA, LEED, AP. “By ‘team,’ I mean our diligent in-house commissioning agents and engineers, as well as our clients and industry partners. Integration is the ‘Chinook Way’ to bring complementary perspectives together for addressing critical infrastructure challenges.”

Chinook’s team has deep commissioning experience with complementary professional certifications and degrees in engineering, energy management, cybersecurity and architecture. Specifically, Chinook’s commissioning services consist of:

  • Whole Building Commissioning
  • Retro-Commissioning
  • Re-Commissioning
  • Monitoring Based Commissioning
  • Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • LEED Enhanced Commissioning
  • CyberCx™

“Commissioning as a discipline is recognized as the most reliable way to optimize systems performance, increase energy efficiency, and lower operating costs over the lifespan of an asset,” continued Lenkewich. “While we have expanded our service offerings over the years, commissioning has, and continues to be central to our firm’s strategy.”

Chinook is at the forefront of Cybersecurity for Industrial and Facility-Related Control Systems, and is first to offer a fully integrated Cyber Commissioning (CyberCxTM) practice. Chinook’s commissioning agents and engineers are cyber certified and offer advisory services, assessments, training and implementation of its CyberCx™ solutions and technology. Chinook helps owners of mission critical infrastructures reduce their threat landscape, preserve availability, and maintain safe and reliable functionality of their operational technology (OT).

Chinook is a proven early adopter and innovator with decades of commitment to development and advancement of technology in commissioning. Chinook harnesses its proprietary commissioning software, Quicx™ to help the industry effectively manage commissioning processes, analytics, data and documentation. Quicx is an enterprise level platform as a service that was designed to meet the critical need of transition from construction to efficient ongoing operations and asset management. Chinook leads its clients through a digital transformation to integrate Quicx commissioning and cybersecurity technology with Building Information Modeling (BIM), Augmented Reality (AR), and Artificial Intelligence (AI)—working with such partners as TrimbleTM, AutodeskTM and IBMTM.

Chinook provides direct support to owners as a third-party independent agent and partners with leading architectural, engineering and construction firms, as well as other commissioning firms on projects. Lenkewich and her team are active in the community and often asked to speak at industry-leading conferences, events and regional/local meetups.

About Chinook Systems, Inc.

Chinook Systems, Inc. (Chinook) is a leader in delivering operational strategies and solutions for critical Infrastructure. Chinook specializes in new construction and existing building commissioning, facility engineering and lifecycle management, energy optimization, cybersecurity and advanced technology. Chinook clients save millions of dollars in utility costs, reduce harmful emissions to the environment and manage risks associated with cyber threats. To learn more, visit www.chinooksystems.com.

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Media Contact:

Juliette Bogus
B Squared, LLC on behalf of Chinook
Tel: 410.980.5687
Email: juliette@bsquaredllc.net