ASHRAE-HKC Webpage for Building Commissioning

Building Commissioning for Existing Buildings

ASHRAE Publication:-

Guideline 0.2-2015 ?Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies

1901423This Guideline is the comprehensive description of a systematic quality-oriented process that improves the performance and sustainability of existing facilities. This road map includes planning, assessing, investigating, implementing, verifying, and documenting performance to meet defined and optimized operational requirements. The step-by-step process guides owners and facility managers through the process of getting the best effectiveness from their facility for the lowest investment and provides the tools to ensure those benefits last for the life of the building. This guideline was developed by experienced industry practitioners and includes best practices developed through years of successful facility improvements. Guideline 0.2 is intended for use by owners, facility decision makers and commissioning providers who are focused on optimizing the operation of their facilities and systems to achieve specific goals as identified in the Owner’s "Current Facility Requirements."


Other Guidelines & References on Commissioning




ASHRAE Journals on Commissioning of Existing Buildings:-
Commercial Building Retuning [ASHRAE Journal (October 2009; pp. 12-23)] by Michael R. Brambley, PhD & Srinivas Katipamula, PhD

Commissioning High-Tech Facilities [ASHRAE Journal (November 2011; pp. 18-30)] by Evan Mills, PhD www.ashrae.org/File%20Library/docLib/eNewsletters/mills-112011--feature.pdf



Professional Development Seminar offered by ASHRAE Learning Institute Courses:-

The Commissioning Process in New & Existing Buildings (Course Length: 6 hours)

This introductory course focuses on how the building commissioning process can be applied cost-effectively to new construction and to existing facilities, with a strong emphasis on existing facilities applications. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of the commissioning process through each step of a new construction project from predesign to occupancy and operations. You will also learn how the application of the commissioning process in existing facilities differs from new construction. Learn about the benefits of commissioning and gain an appreciation for how the process can improve the built environment, reduce environmental impacts through responsible resource utilization, improve the quality of design and construction, and raise the professional reputation of the entire commissioning team. We will discuss commissioning documentation, including an overview of commissioning specifications for new construction. You will take away compelling information and case studies that demonstrate the value of investing in the commissioning process.



Continuing Professional Development Programs in Hong Kong:-
  - CAR-ASHRAE Technical Seminar 2018 - "High Performing Buildings", For details, please click HERE

  - Techincal Seminar on "Building Retro-Commissioning for System Optimization"", For details, please click HERE

  - ASHRAE D.L. Series : Technical Seminar on Critical Commissioning for Effective Central Plant Operation Strategies, For details, please click HERE

  - ASHRAE D.L. Series : Technical Seminar on Building Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning with Practical Application + Experience Sharing, For details, please click HERE


ASHRAE Certification Programs:-

ASHRAE certification programs were founded to meet industry need and today provide value to 1,000s of built-environment professionals, employers and building owners. For the past 100+ years ASHRAE has worked hard to earn and maintain a worldwide reputation for being the leader in HVAC&R design. ASHRAE certification programs serve to reinforce that reputation.


Building Commissioning Professional Certification

ASHRAE has certified more than 2,500 professionals who have demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in the HVAC&R industry. Gain a competitive edge by earning an ASHRAE certification in building commissioning. The BCxP certification, an ANSI-Accredited Personnel Certification Program under ISO/IEC 17024 (#1139), validates competency to do the following: Lead, plan, coordinate and manage a commissioning team to implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings. The BCxP certification has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as meeting the Better Buildings Workforce Guidelines (BBWG).