ASHRAE Annual Conference, Houston: Cx Outcomes

BCxA was represented at the ASHRAE committee meetings this last week by staff and BCxA members.  The Technical Committee 7.9 (TC 7.9) Building Commissioning is knowledge resource (“cognizant”) for the following guidelines and standardASHRAE Guideline 0.2: The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies

  • ASHRAE Guideline 1.1: HVAC & R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process
  • Proposed Guideline: GPC 1.2P: Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process for Existing HVAC&R Systems and Assemblies
  • Proposed Guideline 1.3: Building Operation and Maintenance Training for the HVAC&R Commissioning Process
  • ASHRAE Guideline 1.4: Procedures for Preparing Facility Systems Manuals
  • ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202: Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems

The Standing Standard Project Committee 300 (SSPC 300) is a coordinating committee to oversee ASHRAE’s involvement in commissioning and its various guidelines and standards. SSPC 300 also serves as an information-sharing forum among organizations involved in building commissioning.

Standard 202 -2013 — Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems will be republished later this year with revisions and updates in terminology including the use of the phrase “Commissioning Provider” instead of agent, authority, or other terms.  The guideline documents, such as Guideline 0 and the Guideline 1.2 HVAC&R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process, are all working now to update in time to meet the revised Standard 202.  The SSPC 300 Committee, chaired by Jerry Kettler, is not only in the process of pulling all ASHRAE commissioning documents into alignment but also looking at other standards and guidelines and their reference to commissioning.  ASHRAE also is calling for members to join a newly-forming Guideline Project Committee (GPC) 1.6 Commissioning of Data Centers.  This guideline provides technical support for the application of the commissioning process to data centers – not to data equipment networks.

At the Conference, our Texas Chapter hosted an evening gathering.  Chapter President Lee Riback remarked, “It was nice to gather with fellow Cx professionals, and we even managed not to spend too much time on war stories as we were mostly getting to see old friends and meet new ones. It was our first such event and we are already talking about how we can do more of this type of event in the future…we believe the awareness will benefit the Chapter in the long run. We can give this event another try when the ASHRAE Annual Meeting comes back to Texas in Austin — 2020.”


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