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LBL: Overview Of Residential Commissioning
US Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories describes residential building commissioning including problems, solutions, project status & literature review, what commissioning is, residential commissioning process, performance areas of current concern, metrics, diagnostics, norms, and potential benefits.
Industry Information

NCBC: 2016 National Conference On Building Commissioning
National Conference on Building Commissioning 2016 to be held May 16-18, 2016 in Indian Wells, CA. will focus on technical delivery of the commissioning process, building systems integration, business and marketing challenges, using monitoring/measurement and data analysis, and teamwork relationships. The theme this year, “Fire and Ice” will illuminate some of the most significant resource and efficiency challenges faced by the building community today, through the experience of building owners and commissioning providers – energy, water and the value of whole building commissioning. How does commissioning contribute to resource efficiency? California is a most appropriate place to explore these issues, where energy and water are both in short supply and policymakers are working to balance growth, building codes, energy regulation and resource management. This year’s excellent array of peer-reviewed speakers will conduct interactive sessions and panel discussions to address subjects ranging from the “big picture” to “How To” sessions.
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BCA: Building Commissioning Association
Building Commissioning Association is an international non-profit organization that serves professionals from across the commercial buildings industry. It is education-driven, develops technical resources, forms collaborative relationships with related organizations, holds an annual conference, and manages a certification program for credentialed commissioning professionals.
Information Sources

Building Science: Conversation On Building Commissioning
The practice of building commissioning is changing with the new push to certify and license commissioning agents. In this Conversation, Joe Lstiburek and John Straube discuss what the impacts might be and why the building industry should pay attention.

Energy Design Resources: Resources & Guidelines On Commissioning
Energy Design Resources offers online guidelines, technical briefs, and resources on building commissioning.

WBDG: Building Commissioning Procedures & Resources
Whole Building Design Guide organizes commissioning information, guidance, and resources under three broad principles including Determine Project Performance Requirements, Plan the Commissioning Process, and Document Compliance and Acceptance.
Issues & Performance

CSA: CSA Z320-11 Building Commissioning Standard
CSA Z320-11 Building Commissioning provides guidelines for the commissioning of a building and all related building systems and has been developed to deal with the building and/or its major systems as a whole rather than separate individual standalone components. It applies to new construction and renovations of existing buildings or facilities.

GBA: Residential Commissioning
Green Building Advisor says it's usually the general contractor who has to verify that all of the specified work has been completed by several subcontractors in a new home.
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