Certified Building Commissioning Firm Program

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.

Objectives

  • 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.

Eligibility

 
Eligibility requirements    
Directly employ at least one Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) certified by the Association of Energy Engineers, who will be the company's designated represntative, who is responsible for overseeing all commissioning activities AND
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 AND
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 AND
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.  

Requirements

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.

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  • CBCF Application (PDF)

  • CBCF Code of Ethics (PDF)

  • Application Fee
    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.

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

12/31/2019

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

USA

20

1/26/2012

12/31/2018

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

Sigma Psi Consulting

Malta

NY

USA

24

5/10/2016

12/31/2018

Tetra Tech

San Diego

CA

USA

32

5/1/2015

12/31/2019

Vision Building Energy Efficiency, LLC

Austin

TX

USA

27

2/20/2012

12/31/2019

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Contact

Francine Seskin
(770) 447-5083, ext. 223
fseskin@aeecenter.org