Commissioning

Commissioning April 17, 2013

Retro-commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB's Retro-Commissioning seminar and exam is being held July 17 to 20, 2013, in Portland, Ore.

Commissioning March 1, 2013

ACG Conference on Total Building Commissioning registration open

ACG's 9th Annual Conference on Total Building Commissioning will include workshops and certification exams.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Commissioning January 17, 2013

NEBB Basic Building Systems Commissioning seminar, exam

NEBB is holding a seminar and exam on building systems at IAPMO's world headquarters in Ontario, Calif., April 10-13, 2013.

Commissioning October 26, 2012

Communication in commissioning

An effective commissioning authority must bring far more than technical skills to the project team. Communication skills of all types are key.

By John K. McFarland, PE, CCP, CEM, LEED AP, WorkingBuildings, Atlanta
Commissioning October 18, 2012

Commissioning the BAS

Following a thorough commissioning process that incorporates best practices is essential in delivering a building that meets user requirements and design intent.

By Mike Eardley, PE, LEED AP, CCP, Cannon Design
Commissioning October 17, 2012

Commissioning best practices: Electrical — Top 10 deficiencies and challenges

These are the most common deficiencies or challenges workers face when working on a commissioning project.

By John Hebert, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Catherine Melander, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Commissioning October 17, 2012

Commissioning best practices: Electrical

Commissioning electrical equipment ideally begins early in the design phase of the project and continues through the completion of functional performance testing.

By John Hebert, PE, LEED AP BD+C, and Catherine Melander, PE, LEED AP BD+C,
Commissioning October 16, 2012

The state of commissioning in 2012

Commissioning continues to expand to cover more systems, and energy-oriented existing building commissioning is still seen as the future. But a weak economic recovery and concerns about “commissioning lite” leave providers slightly more pessimistic than in 2011.

By Ray Bert and Lexi Gray, AABC Commissioning Group, Washington, D.C.
Commissioning October 15, 2012

Lighting commissioning guidelines and standards

The complexity of lighting design has made commissioning of lighting controls an essential part of projects.

By Brian K. Baumgartle, PE, LC, LEED AP, CMTA Consulting Engineers, Prospect, Ky.