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?
- Real estate owners and developers
- Asset managers and planners
- Building industry attorneys and insurers
- Building and facility managers
- Energy managers, engineers, coordinators and sustainability officers
- Utility energy efficiency program managers and representatives
- Commissioning and retro-commissioning professionals, agents & service providers
- Project managers and coordinators
- Architects and design engineers
- Construction managers, general contractors & sub-contractors
- Facility O&M supervisors, operators & team members
- Building and plant automation system controls contractors and service providers
- Building information and energy services software providers & IT professionals
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 – Introduction to Building Commissioning
- Module 03 – Prominent Resources of Building Commissioning Guidelines and Organizations
- Module 04 – New Building Commissioning
- Module 05 – LEED BD+C Commissioning
- Module 06 – Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) and Retro-Commissioning (RCx)
- Module 07 – LEED O+M Commissioning
- Module 08 – Building System Commissioning Know-How
- Module 09 – Best Practices
- Module 10 – “Brain-Storm Session” (Part I & II)
- Module 11 – Commissioning Software Tools
- Module 12 – Smart Building Commissioning
M.S., P.E., C.E.A., C.B.C.P., C.M.V.P., R.E.P., M.C.B.C.P., AEE Hall-of-Fame
Song formerly served as an Associate Director at the Energy Systems Lab of Texas A&M University, where he directed an internationally leading group of researchers, engineers, technicians and graduate students implementing building energy efficiency projects with an annual R&D/consulting budget over $8 million. He was the lead Principal Investigator for a comprehensive energy management program on the Texas A&M university campus, for which cumulative savings exceeded $90 million over a period of 16 years. Teamed with Dr. W. Dan Turner, the two personally walked through and assessed more than 600 buildings and campuses globally during the past three decades, leading cutting-edge data-driven energy conservation and asset/resource management programs resulted in measured and documented avoided costs and energy savings over $250 million. They co-developed DOE/AEE’s MCBCP® certification course and AEE’s CBCP® International certification course. Song is also on World Bank’s roster of energy efficiency experts.
In 2010, Song and Dr. Turner co-founded the Theory of Nodal Partners, which reflects their view of today’s world, IT, energy and utility’s supplies, transportation and consumption, smart grid of everything, interplay and readiness.
Currently, as the CEO/Technical Advisor at Austin, TX-based Bee (Building energy efficiency, BeeUSA.com), Song consults and lectures worldwide in the scientific fields of monitoring & platform-based life-cycle building commissioning, master planning, asset and resource management, ESPC, UESC and PACE independent 3rd party M&V and integrated quality assurance, energy efficiency, O&M, sustainability and resiliency, smart buildings/campus/grid, CHP, TES, district and micro-grid, big data analytics and fog intelligence.
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®)
- The Certified Building Commissioning Professsional (CBCP) program is recognized by the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles of Quebec as part of the process of certifying recommissioning agents for mechanical systems in buildings.
The CBCP is an acceptable certification allowing professionals to verify building energy use data under Ontario’s Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use Regulation.
STEP ONE: REGISTER FOR THE SEMINAR
STEP TWO: COMPLETE YOUR CBCP CERTIFICATION APPLICATION
Certification application is now done online! You can access CIET’s Online Certification Platform here.
For your first certification, you will need to create an account, which will allow you to apply for other certifications in the future, to upgrade a certification (i.e. from EMIT to CEM) and, in the near future, to renew your certification.
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.