Additional Commissioning Resources  



The purpose of this section is to provide access to current and continuously updated resources for further information related to commissioning as a profession, a business, and a process.

Organizations with Significant Cx Focus

  • ACG AABC Commissioning Group
  • APPA Leadership in Educational Facilities (formerly Association of Physical Plant Administrators)
  • ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers
  • ASTM American Society for Testing Materials
  • BCxA Building Commissioning Association
  • CIBSE Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • EERE U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Initiative
  • Energy Systems Laboratory Texas A&M University Continuous Commissioning®
  • IES Illuminating Engineering Society
  • NEBB National Environmental Balance Bureau
  • NFPA National Fire Protection Association
  • SMACNA Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association
  • USGBC U.S. Green Building Council

Relevant Codes, Standards, and Guidelines

American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

  • Green Guide: The Design, Construction, and Operation of Sustainable Buildings
  • Guideline 0–2019, The Commissioning Process
  • Guideline 0.2–2015, Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies
  • Guideline 1.1–2007, HVAC&R Technical Requirements for The Commissioning Process
  • Guideline 1.2–2019, Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process for Existing HVAC&R Systems and Assemblies
  • Guideline 1.3–2018, Building Operations and Maintenance Training for HVAC&R Commissioning Process
  • Guideline 1.4–2019, Preparing Systems Manuals for Facilities
  • Guideline 1.5–2017, The Commissioning Process for Smoke Control Systems
  • Guideline 4–2019, Preparation of Operations and Maintenance Documentation for HVAC&R Systems
  • Standard 189.1–2020, Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
  • Standard 202–2018, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems
  • Standard 90.1–2019, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

ASTM International

  • E1186–17 Standard Practices for Air Leakage Site Detection in Building Envelopes and Air Barrier Systems
  • E2813 Standard Practice for Building Enclosure Commissioning
  • E2947 Standard Guide for Building Enclosure Commissioning

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)

International Code Council (ICC) Codes

ICC/MBI Standards for Modular Construction

  • ICC/MBI 1200–2021 Standard for Off-Site Construction: Planning, Design, Fabrication and Assembly
  • ICC/MBI 1205–2021 Standard for Off-Site Construction: Inspection and Regulatory Compliance
  • ICC/MBI 1210 — (Expected 2022) MEP system elements, energy efficiency and water conservation in off-site construction projects

Leading State Codes

Commissioning Process/Procedural Guides

General Resource Documents

  • "Annex 40" Commissioning of Building HVAC Systems for Improving Energy Performance 
  • "Annex 47" Cost Effective Commissioning of Existing and Low Energy Buildings 
  • "Annex 62" Ventilative Cooling 

Building Enclosure Commissioning

Professional Development/Training Resources

Commissioning Provider Certification and Credentials

ANSI-accredited and DOE/Better Buildings® recognized

    Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA)
  • AEE
    Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)
    Building Commissioning Professional (BCxP)
  • Building Commissioning Certification Board
    Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP)
    Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP)
    Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF)
  • NEBB Certification Program
    Building Enclosure Testing (BET CP)
    Building System Commissioning for New Construction (BSC CP)
    Retro-Commissioning of Existing Buildings (RCx-EB CP)

Commissioning Tools, Samples, and Templates (Free)

Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

Their mission is to discover, develop, deliver, and sustain technologies and processes that provide high-quality facilities to the Army, DoD, and the Nation. These resources are intended to assist facilities management staff with effective in-house and contracted recommissioning or retro-commissioning (RCx) tasks to help optimize existing buildings systems.

Building Commissioning Association

Institute for Market Transformation

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

U.S. DOE—Better Buildings

Building Rating Systems