ACG guideline tackles effective building systems commissioning

by Brianna Crandall — June 29, 2022 — The Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) Commissioning Group (ACG) recently announced the release of the ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline. The ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline new digital publication, organized by specific types of building systems, offers insight and strategies from experienced commissioning providers on a variety of topics, and is designed to help providers execute the ASHRAE Standard 202 commissioning process effectively and efficiently — while overcoming common challenges encountered in both design and field settings.

Jim Magee, CxA, EMP, ACG Guideline Committee chair, pointed out:

The ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline is a major leap forward, not only in its depth and breadth of information, but also in offering providers actionable guidance on implementation. The new edition tackles the what, when, who, and most importantly, the how.

The ACG Commissioning Guideline was first published by AABC in 2002 and then updated and republished three years later by the newly independent AABC Commissioning Group (ACG). The ACG Commissioning Guideline of 2005 has been widely recognized as a valuable resource that explains the commissioning process properly and concisely. The building systems commissioning industry has evolved and expanded in the 17 years since ACG released its guideline.

ACG President Troy Byers, P.E., CxA, remarked:

The move to a more systems- and best practices-oriented approach, and a digital, easily updated delivery format for the all-new Guideline, reflects the evolution of our dynamic discipline of building commissioning. The release of the new Guideline is both the capstone of a three-year effort by dedicated volunteers, and the beginning of an ongoing process to keep the content fresh for years to come.

ACG has designed the ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline as an all-digital living document that will be regularly improved, updated and expanded. Subsections include discipline-specific commissioning topics on electrical systems, HVAC systems, exterior enclosure systems, plumbing systems, life safety systems, and existing building commissioning (EBCx).

The association extended its deep appreciation to the many members of the ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline Committee and its chairman Jim Magee.

The ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline is available to preview and purchase on the ACG website. ACG and EMA members receive complimentary access as part of member benefits.

ACG is a community of professionals dedicated to providing the best service while advocating the independence of firms providing commissioning services. The ANSI-accredited and DOE Better Buildings-recognized CxA certification program is accepted by municipalities and governmental specifications across the nation as a qualifying credential for work in various types of commissioning services.