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Commissioning Essentials

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Building Commissioning is being rapidly embraced by public and private organizations because of its benefits and improved project delivery results.

Expert guidance is essential.


Standard 202-2013 -- Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems

Standard 202-2013 describes how to plan, conduct, and document this vital part of a successful project. Informative appendices provide sample documentation, including checklists, systems manual, reports, training plan, and more. 



Guideline 0-2013 -- The Commissioning Process

This Guideline, also available in Spanish, describes the Commissioning Process capable of verifying that a facility and its systems meet the Owner's Project Requirements. The procedures, methods, and documentation requirements in this guideline describe each phase of the project delivery and the associated Commissioning Processes from pre-design through occupancy and operation.



Guideline 1.1-2007 -- HVAC&R Technical Requirements for The Commissioning Process

Guideline 1.1-2007 focuses on HVAC&R systems while addressing total building commissioning processes by validating interfaces and possible interferences between all building systems. 




Guideline 1.5-2017 -- The Commissioning Process for Smoke Control Systems

Guideline 1.5 describes the technical requirements for the application of the Commissioning Process described in ASHRAE Guideline 0 that will verify that the smoke control system achieves the Owner's Project Requirements (OPR). 


Training and Certification

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The primary purpose of ASHRAE's CPMP certification is to help building owners, developers, standards writing agencies, and others assess the capability of individuals to develop and manage the whole building commissioning process with the owner.

The program, developed with APPA, BCA, IES, NEBB, SMACNA, TABB, and the University of Wisconsin - Madison, requires that participants meet certain eligibility criteria before being allowed to participate. 

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