You should know that :
- The course will begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:30 pm each day, according to CST or Central Standard Time (UTC-06:00 US & Canada).
- We will be using GoToTraining platform which has great interactive features.
- We will include dedicated time for questions.
- We will take breaks, just as in a real classroom.
- You will receive the login details by email upon registering to the course.
- We recommend that you use computer audio, rather than connection by phone if possible as well as headphones to avoid sound feedback.
- The Friday afternoon will be spent for Q&A questions, while the exam will be done remotely. You would need to make an appointment with Proctor U for the exam at a future date. Details will be provided the week before the course.
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.
Training Schedule (click the image to see it in full screen)
There will be an optional but appreciated 45-min informal networking session at the end of the first day so you can get to know your fellow participants better; it starts after the Q&A at around 5:15 pm CST.
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)
5.2 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)
7.2 Office Buildings
7.3 Higher Education
7.4 Data Centers
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
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 open book exam will be administered remotely. You will have a period of at least two weeks to schedule your exam with Proctor U. This allows for great flexibility in finding a suitable time for you. You will receive all instructions in the week prior to the course.
Here you will find the information needed to conduct the exam by consulting the ProctorU Guidelines.
- This instructional video will introduce you to Proctor U and how the service works :https://vimeo.com/246007317
- This video will show you how to log in and what to expect on exam day:https://vimeo.com/129576577
Notification of Exam Results
You should expect to receive your exam results by email within 60 days of taking the exam. If you failed the exam, you would have the possibility to retake it after at least 60 days of the original examination date. Do not contact AEE or CIET about your test results before the end of the 60-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 application form, and if your file is complete, it will be sent to the Certification Board for final review. Once your candidacy has been approved, you should expect to receive your certificate by mail within 45 days of receiving your exam results.
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...
- If you register before end of day, Wednesday November 4, 2020 at 12pm CST, you will receive your copy of the CBCP workbook at your home or office before the course starts.
If you are unable to attend the course, you may send another person in your stead without incurring any penalty. CIET must be advised of any replacement, cancellation or postponement via email at email@example.com.
The following fees apply for:
- Rescheduling your registration to another course:
- At least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: no fee;
- Less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course: $50 administrative fee;
- No show (after the beginning of the course): 15% of regular course fees.
- Cancelling your registration :
- At least 2 weeks prior to the course : no fee;
- Less than 2 weeks prior to the course: $150 administrative fee or 10% of regular course fees (whichever is greater);
- No show (after the beginning of the course): 25% of regular course fees.