Video: ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline Preview
This presentation offers professional insights and strategies on provider topics, from system specific Cx deliverables, to managing teams and directing resources, to marketing and preparing requests for services.
- Understand ACG directive to execute independent commissioning services utilizing ASHRAE Standard 202 as the baseline process.
- Recognize ACG guideline intent to support commissioning service providers with industry leading guidance from member commissioning providers and ACG leadership.
- Discern both requirements of ASHRAE Standard 202 as well as best practices for implementing commissioning process elements.
- Learn how to navigate the ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline digital platform and how you and your personnel can support the standing guideline committee to maintain and improve content.
Video courtesy: CxEnergy
- Jim Magee, CxA, EMP, LEED AP, President, Facility Commissioning Group
- Dan Bailey, Independent Consultant
The ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline is here, composed of best practice narratives written by ACG members for application of independent 3rd-party building systems commissioning process. Practical guidance offers professional insights and strategies on provider topics, from system specific Cx deliverables, to managing teams and directing resources, to marketing and preparing requests for services.
Responding as a leader to industry demand for standardization of building systems commissioning across provider organizations, ACG utilizes ASHRAE Standard 202-2018 – Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems as the baseline process and terminology reference. In affiliation with ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee SSPC 300 – Commissioning to support consistent interpretation of Standard 202 and the associated ASHRAE commissioning guidelines (0, 0.2, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5) as well as Commissioning Stakeholder’s Guide, The Strategic Guide to Commissioning and Commissioning Definitions and Terminology for the Building Industry: A Common Overview.
Standards are consensus documents from a cross-section of industry stakeholders and as such represent the common denominator commissioning process agreed upon by the authors. ACG elevates baseline commissioning by championing independent providers directly advocating for building owners and occupant agencies utilizing process enhancements such as defined elements and clear guidance on execution of process deliverables. For example, ASHRAE Standard 202 requires commissioning meetings. The ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline defines various types of potential meetings, recommendations for organizing, conducting, scheduling and documenting meetings and commenting on the efficacy of commissioning strategies associated with meetings.
Like a Commissioning Plan, the ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline is a living evolving resource launched on a commercial digital platform with flexibility to incorporate advancements and make corrections in response to reader feedback. The guideline as a digital resource is intended for ongoing updates and frequent expansion of content intended to help providers accomplish commissioning services in real time under actual field conditions. Digital technology efficiently supports numerous aspects of publishing such as document organization, reader statistics, monetization options, blogging, marketing and many other association member advantages.
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