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ASHRAE Publishes Guideline on Commissioning

July 2008 - Energy Efficiency

The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released a new guideline that outlines specific tasks for successfully implementing the commissioning process for HVAC systems and assemblies.

ASHRAE Guideline 1.1, HVAC&R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process, describes the technical requirements for the application of the commissioning process described in ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005 that will verify the HVAC systems achieve the owner's project requirements.

The guideline contains more than 100 pages of annexes, providing concrete examples of forms and documents to assist the commissioning team and owners in their efforts to deliver quality buildings that meet project requirements. Twenty-five sample checklists covering pre-design, design, and construction are included, along with a sample owner's project requirements verification test procedure.

The cost of ASHRAE Guideline 1.1, HVAC&R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process is $69, $55 for ASHRAE members. To order, contact ASHRAE at 800-527-4723 or visit


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