Resources and References


AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
1518 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 737-7775,
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 636-8400,
Building Commissioning Association (BCA)
P.O. Box 2016, Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 774-6909,
International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
3816 W. Linebaugh Avenue, Suite 412, Tampa, FL 33624
(813) 960-2105,
National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA)
P.O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578-1910
(859) 244-8181,
National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4905
(202) 289-7800,
Whole Building Design Guide:
Envelope Design Guide and Envelope Commissioning Guide
Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI)
921 CS Washington, Suite 312, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4636,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Program
Environmental Protection Agency
Ariel Rios Building
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460
(202) 272-0167,
U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program
1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20585
(800) 342-5363 (800-dial.DOE),
U.S. Green Building Council
1015 18th Street NW, Suite 805, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 828-7422,


The U.S. General Services Administration recognizes the wealth of information various organizations (including those on the previous pages) have contributed to the field of commissioning. Reviewing and incorporating industry best practice was a critical step in preparing this Building Commissioning Guide, and GSA would like to recognize the following sources that were instrumental in preparing this Guide.

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE).
  • The HVAC Commissioning Process, ASHRAE Guideline 1-1996, 1996. ASHRAE Publications Department, 1791 Tullie Circle, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329.
  • Building Commissioning Association (BCA). Building Commissioning Attributes, 1999.
  • National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA). Building Commissioning - Recommended Guidelines, 2003.
  • National Institute of Building Sciences. Total Building Commissioning General Principals and Procedures. 1090 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005.
  • Oregon Office of Energy/Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI). New Construction Commissioning Handbook for Facility Managers, 2000.
  • Portland Energy Conservation, Inc. (PECI). Model Commissioning Plan and Guide Commissioning Specifications, USDOE/PECI, 1997.
  • U.S. Department of Energy. Building Commissioning: The Key to Quality Assurance. Rebuild America Guide Series.
  • U.S. General Services Administration and USDOE. Building Commissioning Guide. 1995, revised in 1997. Version 1 by Enviro-Management & Research, Inc. Available at USDOE/FEMP website.
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