The Certified Building Commissioning
  Firm (CBCF™) Certification Program



New - AEE Certifications Recognized in New York City and by City of San Francisco
Local Law 87 for New York City requires all buildings in New York City over 50,000 square feet to perform retro-commissioning of systems and to submit an energy efficiency report based on a building audit performed by a qualified energy auditor. Under Local Law 87, the Association of Energy Engineers' Certified Building Commissioning Firm, Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and Existing Building Commissioning Professional certifications are approved retro-commissioning certifications, and the Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor certifications are approved for energy auditing. The City of San Francisco's Department of the Environment now recognizes a Certified Energy Manager, Existing Building Commissioning Professional, and Certified Building Commissioning Professional with at least two years' experience as qualified to provide energy auditing services. Under the city's Environment Code Chapter 20 Existing Commercial Buildings Energy Performance Ordinance, an energy audit is required every five years.



To raise the professional standards of firms engaging in building commissioning.

To improve the practice of building commissioning by encouraging professionals in a firm to engage in a continuing education program of professional development related to commissioning.

To identify firms with acceptable knowledge of the principles and practices of building commissioning through completing an application and fulfilling prescribed standards of performance and conduct.

To award special recognition to those firms who have demonstrated a high level of competence and ethical fitness for building commissioning.


The candidate firm must:
  • Directly employ at least one Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certified by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), who will be the company's designated representative, who is responsible for overseeing all commissioning activities


  • Qualify as an independent commissioning firm and have no affiliation with manufacturers of equipment or system components, installing contractors, or any other person or company which could affect the ability of the member to render an independent commissioning report


  • Provide a completed project verification form with at least three (3) projects in which the applicant participated as a commissioning service provider. The project form must be verified and signed by the client


  • Been in business for a minimum of 24 months and shall have no current Bankruptcy Filings, Debarment, Suspension, or Ineligibility to perform building commissioning projects.

The Required Body of Knowledge
The effective practice of building commissioning requires in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of subjects. However, the candidate need only demonstrate to the satisfaction of the certification board the knowledge and ability to apply the essentials of building commissioning.
Maintaining Certification
The applicant firm must apply every two (2) years to continue certification and must meet initial requirements and be working on or have completed two (2) additional commissioning projects verified by building owners.
The CBCP who is the firm's representative must also maintain current certification by renewing every three (3) years, in accordance with AEE Certification Renewal requirements. If the firm's designated representative leaves the company or the designated representative changes then AEE must be notified in writing of the change.
In order to renew your certification, you must complete this Project Summary Sheet (PDF) and submit it, along with the $1,500 renewal fee, to the CBCF certification director. Only completed renewals are to be submitted during expiration year. AEE is not responsible for keeping record of completed projects during a renewal cycle.
Suspension or Revocation of Certification
Certification will be terminated for firms who do not meet the maintaining certification requirements, unless, in the judgment of the certification board, extenuating circumstances exist and the deficiency can be readily overcome. The certification board reserves the right to revoke certification due to professional ethical violations.
Reinstatement of CBCF
Firms who do not acquire sufficient CBCF maintenance requirements to be recertified on recertification date will be notified in writing of suspension from using the CBCF designation and will no longer be listed as a CBCF in any AEE publication until such time that the firm:
  • Resubmits to the certification process and successfully meets the criteria for re-certification by performing necessary projects

The fee for CBCF certification process are as follows:
Application Fee: Regular Rate
Any firm applying will be required to pay the regular application rate of $1,500. The projects submitted will require a separate verification letter submitted by the client from each project. No refunds allowed.
Renewal Fee
For each two-year renewal the fee will be $1,500. The reinstatement fee will be $1,650. No refunds allowed.
Use of CBCF Designation
A Certified Building Commissioning Firm (CBCF) may use the designation with name on organization letterhead, business cards, website, and all forms of marketing.
CBCF Application Documents
CBCF Application (PDF) CBCF Code of Ethics (PDF)
For Additional Information About CBCF Certification...

If you have any questions about CBCF certification, please write, call or email:
Francine Seskin, CBCF Certification Director
Association of Energy Engineers
3168 Mercer University Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
Directory of Certified Building Commissioning Firms
Certified Building Commissioning Firm City State Country Cert ID Certified Valid To
Advantage Research Monitoring, Inc. Raleigh NC USA 34 3/1/2016 12/31/2018
Affiliated Engineers, Inc. Chapel Hill NC USA 5 6/20/2011 12/31/2017
Alares LLC Madison WI USA 33 7/13/2015 12/31/2017
ARCALIA Les Mureaux   France 37 1/24/2017 12/31/2019
CCG Automation Richfield OH USA 35 5/3/2016 12/31/2018
DAV Energy Solutions San Diego CA USA 31 3/30/2015 12/31/2017
Echo Power Engineering, LLC  Madison TN USA 20 1/26/2012 12/31/2016
ENEOR St-Germain-en-Laye   France 36 9/12/2016 12/31/2018
IAQ Systems Inc New York NY USA 21 1/31/2012 12/31/2018
Jones Lang LaSalle Whitby ON Canada 8 8/8/2011 12/31/2018
Mat 4Site Engineers Ltd Toronto ON Canada 30 1/6/2014 12/31/2016
RetroCom Energy Strategies Elk Grove CA USA 19 1/23/2012 12/31/2016
Sigma Psi Consulting Malta NY USA 24 5/10/2016 12/31/2018
Tetra Tech San Diego CA USA 32 5/1/2015 12/31/2017
Vision Building Energy Efficiency, LLC Austin TX USA 27 2/20/2012 12/31/2016