Best Practices and Tools


The BCxA is committed to defining Best Practices in the delivery of building commissioning. The term Best Practice generally refers to the best possible methodology, taking the most successful elements from many different sources and combining them to create the ultimate process or approach. This document details these elements, helping readers to understand and discuss why they are Best Practices for continuous quality improvement across the commissioning industry.

To meet our commitment to be the advocate and trusted authority for the commissioning profession, the BCxA has implemented a strategy to ensure appropriate and effective evaluation and recommendations for all commissioning standards and guidelines at all levels. Recognizing that each project may require a different approach depending on circumstances, the BCxA emphasizes that Best Practice procedures show the way, but should not be considered mandates.


New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices

In 2016, the Best Practices Committee completed its work on revising and updating this cornerstone document of the BCxA. This expanded document includes new and expanded sections. In addition the committee updated templates and added  samples and additional templates for BCxA members to download. Download


Existing Building Commissioning Best Practices

This document defines the qualities and characteristics of best commissioning practices in order to promote those practices in the built environment. Download


Cx Application Tools: Samples and Templates

These commissioning application samples and templates are a few of the documents available to members who provide or purchase New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices. The BCxA is pleased to make these publicly available. View Samples