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    The Strategic Guide to Commissioning

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    This guide, a report from the ASHRAE Presidential Ad-Hoc Committee, Building Performance Alliance on Commissioning, serves as a quality-focused, high level strategic commissioning providing stakeholders with a basis for understanding enhanced delivery of new and existing building projects. It describes the value, benefits, and rationale for verifying and documenting that all commissioned systems and assemblies are planned, designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained to meet the Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) for new buildings and/or major renovations, and the Current Facility Requirements (CFR) for existing buildings. This guide is also available in Spanish.

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    Building Our New Energy Future

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    Learn how you too can help Build Our New Energy Future

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    If you are a buildings professional, it is highly likely you will experience significant changes in your professional practice during your career. That’s because a rapid evolution is underway in the electricity sector that will also have a significant impact on the buildings sector. As a critical organization for buildings professionals, ASHRAE and its members must take an active role in the ongoing changes that will create this new energy future.

    This document is intended to explain the issues and terminology, as well as the challenges and opportunities, associated with changes underway in the electricity sector that affect buildings professionals.


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    The Consumer Center assists homeowners and others seeking answers to basic questions regarding heating and air-conditioning as well as indoor air quality and energy efficiency.
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    ASHRAE Terminology is a comprehensive online glossary of more than 3700 terms and definitions related to the built environment
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    ASHRAE New and Featured Publications – PDF (Annual 2018)
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    Chapter Promotion Supplies

    Use this form to request brochures, greeting cards, stickers, and other ASHRAE Logo materials to help promote your Chapter.

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    These materials are available free to you as an ASHRAE member for use in membership promotion. Includes brochures and other materials to help you promote ASHRAE Membership.

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    Tools from CAMEE, free for Members. Available for purchase by non-ASHRAE members for $60 each.
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    Commissioning Definitions and Terminology for the Building Industry: A Common Overview

    This document by ASHRAE, AiCARR, and CIBSE begins to establish a common basis for international communication regarding the Commissioning Process by starting with general definitions as they are understood in Italy, the United Kingdom, and within documents promoted in the ASHRAE community. This may lead to a common overview of commissioning.
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