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ACG Commissioning Guideline External Hyperlink
The Associated Air Balance Council sponsors the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG). The ACG Commissioning Guideline provides a comprehensive description of the commissioning process and includes sample forms, specifications, checklists and other commissioning documentation. This guideline can be downloaded for free.

California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC) External Hyperlink
The CCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting building commissioning in California. Their comprehensive guides for new and existing buildings provide detailed information on the processes, costs and benefits, team structure, and persistence strategies. These guides can be downloaded for free from the CCC Website.

Model Commissioning Plan and Guide Specifications (v2.05) External Hyperlink
The Model Commissioning Plan and Guide Specifications details the commissioning process for new equipment during both the design and construction phases. Going beyond commissioning guidelines, the document provides boilerplate language, content, format and forms for specifying and executing commissioning. This document can be downloaded for free from PECI.

Practical Guide for Commissioning Existing Buildings External Hyperlink
The Practical Guide for Commissioning Existing Buildings is one of the most-used guides on applying commissioning to existing buildings. This guide includes a summary of commissioning terminology, details on roles of team members, and the phases of retrocommissioning. This document can be downloaded for free from PECI.

A Retrocommissioning Guide for Building Owners External Hyperlink
Developed by PECI with funding from the U.S. EPA Energy Star Program, this comprehensive guide covers the business case for retrocommissioning and describes the process step-by-step, including key strategies for success, helpful resources, and an Appendix of templates and samples. This document can be downloaded for free from PECI.
AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) External Hyperlink
A non-profit association of certified commissioning authorities, in conjunction with the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), dedicated to the advancement of professional, independent commissioning services through education, training, and certification of qualified architects and engineers.
→ Certification Programs
→ Guidelines
→ Training

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy External Hyperlink
The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) website includes a section on commercial building performance with links to technical and programmatic resources.
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American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) External Hyperlink
ASHRAE offers commissioning guidelines, links, research, and tools. ASHRAE developed the Commissioning Process ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005 (describes the commissioning process capable of verifying that a facility and its systems meet the owner’s project requirements) and the HVAC Commissioning Process ASHRAE Guideline 1-1996 (describes the commissioning process that will ensure heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems perform in conformity with design intent). Both guidelines are available for purchase from ASHRAE.
→ Guidelines
→ Training

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) External Hyperlink
AEE is a source for information on energy efficiency, utility deregulation, facility management, plant engineering, and environmental compliance. AEE offers a range of information outreach programs including technical seminars, conferences, books, local chapters, and certification programs.
→ Certification Programs
→ Guidelines
→ Training

Building Commissioning Association (BCA) External Hyperlink
An organization of commissioning professionals, the BCA website offers publications, templates, training announcements, an e-newsletter, and an online discussion forum. The BCA also offers the Certified Commissioning Professional designation.
→ Certification Programs
→ Guidelines
→ Training

Building Operator Certification (BOC) External Hyperlink
The BOC is a nationally recognized training and certification program for building operators, designed specifically to help them improve their ability to operate and maintain comfortable, efficient facilities.
→ Certifications Programs
→ Training

California Commissioning Collaborative (CCC) External Hyperlink
The CCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting building commissioning in California. Their website offers guidelines, case studies, free templates, sample documents and data analysis tools, a provider list, information on selecting a provider, a searchable library of Cx documents, a quarterly newsletter, and training and meeting announcements.
→ Case Studies
→ Guidelines
→ Resources Library
→ Toolkit
→ Training

Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) External Hyperlink
As an organization whose goal is to facilitate the design of California schools that are healthy, comfortable and energy efficient, their website offers information on high performance schools, training and event announcements, and downloadable publications.
→ Guidelines
→ Training

Energy Design Resources (EDR) External Hyperlink
The website is a palette of energy design tools and resources for energy-efficient design and construction. It features Cx Assistant, a web-based tool that provides project-specific building commissioning information to design teams, helps users evaluate probable costs and appropriate scope, and provides access to sample commissioning specifications.
→ Guidelines

Energy Smart Schools External Hyperlink
A program affiliated with the Department of Energy’s Rebuild America, focused on high-performance schools. It has a strong emphasis on commissioning within the climate-specific Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools.
→ Guidelines
→ Training

ENERGY STAR® External Hyperlink
A US Environmental Protection Agency -sponsored program to help individuals and businesses achieve superior energy efficiency, whose website contains energy advice and building energy benchmarking tools.
→ Guidelines

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) External Hyperlink
The website offers information, tools, and recommendations on a wide variety of energy efficiency topics, including equipment procurement, new construction/retrofits, operations and maintenance, and utility management. It is targeted towards federal facilities but useful for any building owner.
→ Guidelines

Functional Testing Guide & Control System Design Guide External Hyperlink
The Functional Testing Guide provides a practical understanding of fundamentals and field tips for functional testing. The Functional Testing Guide is linked to several integrated resources: the Functional Testing Checklist Tool, Functional Test Directory, and Control System Design Guide. The Control System Design Guide provides information on improving control system design and specifications for HVAC designers.
→ Guidelines

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) External Hyperlink
The Building Technologies department, within LBNL’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, performs research and development leading to better energy technologies and reduction of adverse energy-related environmental impacts. Their High Performance Commercial Building Systems program has an emphasis on integrated commissioning and diagnostics, and has many publications related to commissioning.
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National Conference on Building Commissioning External Hyperlink
The National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC) provides an opportunity for commercial building and energy industry leaders to learn about the latest developments in the commissioning business. The website provides a link to past proceedings and conference white papers.
→ Training

National Energy Management Institute (NEMI) External Hyperlink
Affiliated with the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association, NEMI provides training for commissioning and related technical matters, and certification of HVAC professionals.
→ Certification Programs
→ Training

National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) External Hyperlink
NEBB exists to help architects, engineers, building owners, and contractors. They establish and maintain industry standards, procedures, and specifications for work in its various related disciplines.
→ Certification Programs
→ Guidelines
→ Training

Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI) External Hyperlink
PECI helps transform markets through education and incentive programs that build demand for more efficient products and services. PECI’s Resource Library contains links to many important commissioning resources, guides and case studies, including the Model Plan and Guide Specifications, Functional Testing Guide, Control Systems Design Guide, O&M Best Practices Series, and the Proceedings of the National Conference on Building Commissioning.
→ Case Studies
→ Guidelines
→ Resources Library
→ Training

Texas A&M University, Energy Systems Laboratory External Hyperlink
Texas A&M University’s Energy Systems Laboratory (ESL) is a division of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station. ESL has developed Continuous Commissioning® (CC®), a process that reduces energy consumption and costs in existing buildings while increasing comfort.
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U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) External Hyperlink
The website offers information on the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System, which requires building commissioning for certification.
→ Certification Programs
→ Guidelines
→ Training

University of Wisconsin Department of Engineering Professional Development (UW) External Hyperlink
The UW’s website provides training and certification for commissioning providers. UW offers 300 courses annually in engineering, design, operations, production, management, maintenance, and planning. The Department of Engineering Professional Development also offers on-site courses and distance degrees.
→ Certification Programs
→ Training

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