California Commissioning Guides

The California Commissioning Guides are useful resources for building owners, managers and operators as well as others involved in the commissioning process. The set of guides, for new and existing buildings, presents an introduction to the goals, costs and benefits of commissioning and Existing Building Commissioning, and provides detailed information on the processes, team structure and persistence strategies that lead to successful projects.

New Buildings Acrobat file

The New Buildings Guide answers the following questions:

  • What is building commissioning and why should I implement the process?
  • What are the benefits and costs of commissioning?
  • How do I hire a commissioning lead and integrate them into my existing team?
  • What happens during the commissioning process and how does it relate to design and construction?
  • How will the commissioning process ensure efficient operations at my facility over the long term?
  • How do I get started with commissioning?
   

Existing Buildings Acrobat file

The Existing Buildings Guide answers the following questions:

  • What is Existing Building Commissioning and why should I do it?
  • What are the benefits and costs of Existing Building Commissioning? What happens during the Existing Building Commissioning process? Who should be a part of the Existing Building Commissioning team?
  • How can I ensure that the benefits achieved from Existing Building Commissioning are long-lasting and that operations at my facility are efficient over the long term?
  • How do I get started with a Existing Building Commissioning project?