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 Balancing 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)

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