In addition to providing preparation for AEE's Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certification program, this five-day course is designed to meet the training needs of those who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. This comprehensive course goes into considerable technical detail on the fundamental principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (also called re-commissioning or retro-commissioning).


Commissioning is the process of ensuring that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and capable of being operated and maintained according to the owner's operational needs. Commissioning also can restore existing buildings to high productivity through renovation, upgrade and tune-up of existing systems. This program examines all aspects of building commissioning. Dozens of case studies from successfully completed projects are presented, including hospitals, data centers, airports, university campuses, school districts, commercial buildings, district heating and cooling, and research facilities taken from the instructors’ more than 40 years of combined experience in commissioning.  Participants are encouraged to produce real-world examples from their own personal experience to share with the class.


The CBCP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day five of each course to those who have qualified in advance to sit for the exam by submitting a completed CBCP application and fee.


Who should attend?

  • Facility managers

  • Energy managers
  • Commissioning professionals & agents
  • Building owners & managers
  • Projetct managers
  • Developers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Construction managers
This course is offered in collaboration with AEE.


The class will be covering the following topics:


Module 01 – Building Commissioning History, Philosophy and Fundamentals



Module 02 – Building Commissioning

2.1 Traditional Building Commissioning Approaches

2.2 Difference between Commissioning and Testing, Adjusting and Balancing   (TAB) and Energy Audit (EA)

2.3 Weakness of Traditional Commissioning Approaches

2.4 Life-Cycle Building Commissioning (LCBCx)

2.5 International Commissioning Developments


Module 03 – Prominent Resources of Building Commissioning Guidelines and Organizations

3.1 Organizations and Major Cx Certification Programs

3.2 AEE and Its Training/Certification Programs

3.3 BCA, PECI and NCBC, ACG, Canmet Energy, and Institutional Programs

3.4 ASHRAE Standard 202

3.5 LEED Rating System Commissioning Requirements and Credits


Module 04 – Government Energy Conservation Goals and Cx Mandates

4.1 Major Government Sustainability Goals/Target

4.2 Government Laws and Regulations (US and Canada)



Module 05 – Best Practices in Retro-Commissioning (RCx) 

5.1 Introduction

5.2 RCx Case Study & Work Scope, Team Qualification/Formation and Roles

5.3 Process and Phased Approach

5.4 Assessment and Implementation

5.5 From RCx to Capital Investments – RCx as “Road-Map” Tool

5.6 Performance-Based RCx – Baselines and M&V

5.7 Deferred Maintenance and RCx-Compatible O&M Program

5.8 The Training Component


Module 06 – Building System Retro-Commissioning (RCx) Know-How

6.1 Fundamentals and Energy RCx Basics

6.2 Tools, Field Measurements and Functional Testing

6.3 Good Operations and Maintenance (O&M)

6.4 HVAC System RCx

6.5 EMCS Cx and RCx

6.6 CUP RCx

6.7 Central Distribution Loops RCx


Module 07 – Best Practices (Emphasis on Government Buildings)

7.1 Hospitals

7.2 Office Buildings

7.3 Higher Education

7.4 Data Centers

7.5 Airports



Module 08 – “Brain-Storm Session”

“Show & Tell” Roundtable with “Hands-on” and “Know-How” with All Participants’ Own Live Stories – 20-minute presentation by each participant from their commissioning experiences



Module 09 – Commissioning Software Tools



Module 10 – Smart Building Commissioning



Module 11 – Commissioning Financing



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Song Deng

Song Deng formerly served as an associate director of the Energy Systems Lab at Texas A&M University, where he managed a team of 25 energy professionals conducting Cx, EBCx and RCx programs with a total annual budget of over $8 million. He was also the program director for a comprehensive project on the Texas A&M campus for which cumulative savings exceeded $70 million over 16 years. As a leading expert, he consults and lectures widely in the area of building commissioning.





Four-year degree in science, engineering, architecture, business, law, finance, or related field;


Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.)


Registered Architect (R.A.)


At least 3 years of experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operation, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning

Two-year technical degree, or vocational school certificate in HVAC/Electrical; or valid HVAC or Electrician contracting license;


Four-year non-technical degree in a field not specified above


At least 5 years of experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operation, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning



At least 10 years of verified experience in facilities management HVAC or process engineering design, construction project management, electrical/controls design, installation or operation, testing, adjusting and balancing, or building commissioning

Current status of Certified Energy Manager (CEM®)






All CBCP candidates must complete the Certified Building Commissioning Professional 5-day Training Program. After completing your seminar registration, go to STEP TWO below.Completion of a preparatory training seminar is required to sit for the CBCP exam.



After you have completed your seminar registration, click the link below to complete your CBCPTM Certification Application:

CBCP International Application

The CBCP exam is administered at each Building Commissioning seminar site, on the afternoon of the last day of the seminar.

Notification of Exam Results

Within thirty days of the date of the exam, you will be notified of your score. Your CBCP Application form must be submited before your score can be released. Do not call AEE about your test results before the end of the thirty-day period. Exam results are not available on the AEE website.


Review by Certification Board

If you receive a passing score and have submitted your CBCP Application form, and if your file is complete including all supporting documents, your file will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. You will be notified at that time that you will receive the Board’s approval or denial within sixty days.


Use of CBCP Designation

A Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, and all forms of address. Certification is for individuals only. The CBCP designation may not be used to imply that an organization or firm is certified.


Application Deadlines

Your completed application must be received 3 weeks prior to date of the examination for which you wish to sit in order to guarantee that you are pre-registered for the examination. After this date, you may be required to complete a waiver on-site if your name is not pre-registered.


Maintaining Certification

For information on maintaining your certification, please visit AEE’s website.


For Additional Information About CBCP Certification…

If you have any questions about CBCP certification, please contact the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) at

phone: 1-800-461-7618
email: info@cietcanada.com

The course includes...

  • On the first day of the training, you will receive your copy of the CBCP workbook. This document is included in the course fee.
  • Please note that all the breakfasts and lunches, as well as the morning and afternoon coffee breaks are also included in the course fee for the duration of the training.


If you are unable to attend the course, you may substitute another person in your place without penalty. All cancellations or postponements must be communicated to CIET by email at info@cietcanada.com.

  • Registrations cancelled more than 4 weeks prior to the course starting date: no penalty.
  • Registrations cancelled between 2 and 4 weeks prior to the course starting date will be assessed a $200 administration fee.
  • Registrations cancelled 2 weeks or less prior to the course starting date will be assessed 50% of the registration fee.

$ Fees

Early bird fee $2,425
Regular fee
(After October 28, 2019)
AEE certification fee
Continuing Education Units (CEU) 3
CSEP points 4+2 (for certification)


The Bond Hotel – Downtown Toronto
65 Dundas Street East
Toronto, M5B 2G8
Phone: 416-362-6061

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