The ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline presents best practices for executing the ASHRAE Standard 202 process with details for commissioning specific types of building systems. The new publication offers insight and strategies from experienced commissioning providers on a variety of topics. It is designed to help providers complete commissioning effectively and efficiently while overcoming common challenges encountered in both design and field settings.

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ACG Guideline

“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,” said Jim Magee, CxA, EMP, ACG Guideline Committee Chair.

ACG has designed the ACG Building Systems Commissioning 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). ACG & EMA members receive complimentary access as part of their member benefits. Non-members can preview the table of contents and purchase the publication on the ACG website.


The association extends its deep appreciation to the many members of the ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline Committee:

Jim Magee, CxA, EMP, LEED AP, President, Facility Commissioning Group (Chairman) 

Andy Heitman, Energy Consultant, CxA at Building Energy Sciences, LLC

Barry Cromuel, CxA, EMP, PEAC, LLC

Charles Jackson III, PE, PMP, CxA, CEM, Sustainable Building Partners

Chris Smith, PE, CxA, EMP, Jacobs Engineering

Christain Javorski, CxA, Owner, CadinGroup, LLC

Darren Draper, PE, CxA, LEED AP, Epsten Group

Dick Dutro, President, Total Systems Commissioning, Inc

Duane Pinnix, Principal, RMF Engineering, Inc.

Jerry Kettler, P.E., CEM, CxA, EMP, AIR Engineering and Testing, Inc

Jesse Felter, SSRCx

Jim Adams, PE, CxA, EMP, Facility Commissioning Group

Justin Garner, PE, TBE, CxA, Engineered Air Balance Co., Inc

Loren Morris, PE, CxA, EMP, LEED AP, TMCx Solutions

Mark Gelfo, PE, CxA, EMP, LEED, TLC Engineering Solutions

Matt Adams, CxA, EMP, Facility Commissioning Group

Peter Turek, CxA, EMP, TLC Engineering Solutions (Chicago)

Robert Knoedler, PE, CxA, EMP, Hanson Professional Services

Santanu Nath, PE, MS, CEM, CDSM, CEA, LEED® AP, CxA, EMP, S&S Engineering, Inc

Tom Hedrick, PE, CxA, EMP, International Commissioning Engineers Inc.

Troy Byers, PE, CxA Byers LLC

Walter Heins, Coffman Engineers, Inc.