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Existing Building Commissioning Essentials

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Ian Ball,

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Starts 02 May 2024

Bases de la mise en service de bâtiments existants - In French

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Stéphanie Mayer,

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Program Overview

The EBCx course materials are sourced from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and are exclusively licensed and distributed by CIET. These materials which have been developed by NRCan and maintained by CIET, are delivered via two programs: Existing Building Commissioning Essentials and Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx).


Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) is a term that refers to the process of testing an existing facility’s systems and equipment to ensure they are still functioning as designed and intended and, if not, make the necessary adjustments. Although comfort problems are the initial reason why Existing Building Commissioning projects are conducted, such projects are also critical in focusing on how the building various systems and components operate together and how operations can be improved.

Increasing occupant comfort and satisfaction while reducing energy operating costs are powerful ways to unlock value in your building assets. It has been well documented that the practice of EBCx reduces operating costs while improving indoor environmental quality.

This Existing Building Commissioning Essentials program provides participants with a practical approach to EBCx with a specific focus on the elements of a robust investigation. The course leverages a number of real-life examples of successful projects as well as case studies from a variety of commercial and institutional building types. Additionally, a major focus is placed on the operational efficiency of systems – particularly HVAC and control systems.

Key Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of EBCx
  • Define the need for EBCx process.
  • Create a plan for EBCx implementation.
  • Establish post-implementation mechanisms to ensure good results.



This course covers the first day of the Advanced Course on Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx). If you are attending the Advanced course, we do not recommend taking the Essentials course.

  • Building owners
  • Building managers and supervisors
  • Technical supervisors
  • Consultants
  • Energy managers

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  • Introduction
  • Energy Efficiency Concepts
  • Overview of EBCx
  • The Planning Phase
  • How to Select/Identify the Right Building for EBCx
  • Investigation
  • Investigating our Buildings – Tools and Opportunities
  • HVAC Systems
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Fault detection and diagnostics (FDD)
  • Implementation
  • Transfer and Persistence


This course includes...

Access to a private SharePoint website with additional training material, references, and links.

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