Links

Professional/Trade Organizations:

AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
A non-profit association of certified commissioning authorities, in conjunction with the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), dedicated to the advancement of professional, independent commissioning services through education, training, and certification of qualified architects and engineers.

American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
The ASHRAE website offers commissioning guidelines, links, research, tools, and recommendations.

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)
AEE is a source for information on energy efficiency, utility deregulation, facility management, plant engineering, and environmental compliance. AEE offers a range of information outreach programs including technical seminars, conferences, books, local chapters, and certification programs.

Building Commissioning Association (BCA)
The BCA promotes building commissioning practices that maintain high professional standards, and fulfill building owners' expectations. Their website provides information on trainings and events, related resources, and other web links.

National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB)
NEBB exists to help architects, engineers, building owners, and contractors through training, education and certification. They establish and maintain industry standards, procedures, and specifications for work in its various related disciplines.

Informational Resources:

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
ACEEE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection.

BetterBricks
BetterBricks helps commercial building professionals use energy efficiency strategies to achieve sustainable high performance buildings. The website features resources to promote effective energy design as well as case studies, news and events.

California Department of the State Architect
California's policy leader for building design and construction offers web resources such as commissioning and sustainability information and state codes and regulations.

California Measurement Advisory Council (CALMAC)
CALMAC's mission is to provide a forum for development, implementation, presentation, discussion, and review of market assessment and evaluation (MA&E) studies for energy efficiency programs within California. Their website contains information on CALMAC, new publications, updates on current evaluation and research, and a searchable database of more than 440 MA&E research reports dating from 1990.

CanmetENERGY
CanmetENERGY is the Canadian leader in clean energy research and technology development. It manages science and technology programs and services, supports the development of energy policy, codes and regulations, acts as a window to federal financing, and works with partners to develop more energy efficient and cleaner technologies.

Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
An organization whose goal is to facilitate the design of California schools that are healthy, comfortable, and energy efficient. Their website offers information on high performance schools, training and event announcements, and downloadable publications.

Energy Design Resources
Energy Design Resources is a resource center for information on energy efficiency design practices and includes numerous resources related to building commissioning. Here you'll find design guidelines for commissioning, various publications, software downloads, on-line tools, and training announcements.

Energy Smart Schools
A program affiliated with the Department of Energy's Rebuild America, focused on high-performance schools. It has a strong emphasis on commissioning within the climate-specific Energy Design Guidelines for High Performance Schools.

ENERGY STAR®
A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored program to help individuals and businesses achieve superior energy efficiency. The website contains energy advice and building energy benchmarking tools.

Energy Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University
The Energy Systems Laboratory is a research facility for studies of energy conservation and HVAC within the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) at Texas A&M University. Their website has a publications list to order from, information on their Continuous CommissioningSM Program, and updates on workshop and conference opportunities.

Engage 360
Engage 360 was created by the California Public Utilities Commission to provide tools, insights, and connections to resources, rebates, and programs conserve energy and money.

Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
The website offers information, tools, and recommendations on a wide variety of energy efficiency topics, including equipment procurement, new construction/retrofits, operations and maintenance, and utility management. It is targeted towards federal facilities but useful for any building owner.

Flex Your Power
Flex Your Power is California's statewide energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign. Initiated in 2001, Flex Your Power is a partnership of California's utilities, residents, businesses, institutions, government agencies and nonprofit organizations working to save energy.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
LBNL is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory managed by the University of California. The Lab conducts research across a wide range of disciplines, including new energy systems and building technologies.

National Energy Management Institute (NEMI)
Affiliated with the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning National Association (SMACNA), NEMI provides training for commissioning and related technical matters, and certification of HVAC professionals.

New Buildings Institute (NBI)
NBI is a nonprofit public benefits corporation promoting energy efficiency in buildings through policy development, research, guidelines, and codes. Their site offers links to commissioning-related reports, guides, reports, and tools.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
PNNL is managed by the U.S. Department of Energy and targets research towards new energy resources, technologies, and practices. Their website includes many relevant links and resources, and a searchable database of publications.

PIER End-use Energy Efficiency Buildings Program
The PIER Buildings Program funds research focused on developing or improving energy efficient technologies, strategies, tools, and building performance evaluation methods. From their website you can download the latest reports, demo projects, presentations, and papers.

PECI
PECI is a nonprofit corporation that offers expert research, program design, training and guideline development, and hands-on commissioning and diagnostic services across the country. PECI's website houses numerous commissioning and O&M resources, including guidelines, papers, and case studies. Also, this site provides a link to the annual National Conference on Building Commissioning.

Rebuild America
A program of the U.S. Department of Energy, focused on community-based solutions to reducing energy use in existing buildings.

San Diego Regional Energy Office (SDREO)
A non-profit corporation that provides information, research, and analysis on energy issues for the San Diego region. Their website offers information on programs and incentives, energy technologies, news, training opportunities, events, and policy updates.

US Green Building Council (USGBC)
The website offers information on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, which requires building commissioning for certification.

Regulations:

California Green Building Initiative, State of California Executive Order S-20-04
The Executive Order sets a goal of reducing energy in state-owned buildings by 20% by 2015 and encourages the private commercial sector to set the same goal. The website provides the latest information and links to related websites.

CALGreen Non-Residential Commissioning Guide
The California Building Standards Commission has compiled and posted a descriptive guide and various resources for the CALGreen Commissioning code, effective January 1, 2011.

Title 24
Title 24 contains California's Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings. The Title 24 website provides links to information on the standard and downloads for current standards and manuals.

Training Resources:

Building Commissioning Association Events
The BCA offers webinars, conferences, and other events relevant for individuals in the commissioning industry.

Building Operator Certification (BOC)
The BOC is a nationally recognized training and certification program for building operators, designed specifically to help them improve their ability to operate and maintain comfortable, efficient facilities.

PG&E's Pacific Energy Center PEC
The PEC offers educational programs, design tools, advice, and support to create energy efficient buildings and comfortable indoor environments. PEC offers numerous training opportunities related to building commissioning, many of which are free of charge. This website offers an up-to-date list of training events and classes.

San Diego Energy Resource Center
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) conduct expert-facilitated workshops and seminars on a broad spectrum of energy topics and issues.

SCE Customer Technology Application Center (CTAC)
Southern California Edison's energy learning and demonstration center in Irwindale features six technology centers showcasing energy solutions, a conference center, meeting rooms, and classes. Their website lists class schedules.

SMUD Energy and Technology Center
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District offers a range of educational resources for energy efficiency education. The center offers workshops, exhibits, references, and resources.

SoCal Gas Energy Resource Center
The Energy Resource Center offers technical seminars related to the latest in energy-efficient equipment and technologies.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Professional Development (UWM)
The UWM website provides training and certification for Commissioning Providers. UW offers 300 courses annually in engineering, design, operations, production, management, maintenance, and planning. The Department of Engineering Professional Development also offers on-site courses and distance degrees.