Fundamentals of Building Commissioning - International

Preparatory Course for the Building Commissioning Professional International Certification

In addition to providing preparation for AEE’s Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP®) certification program, this five-day course is designed to meet all training needs of those who want to understand the technical details of the commissioning process.  The comprehensive workshop goes into considerable details on the fundamental principles of both new building commissioning and existing building commissioning (also called Re-Commissioning or Retro-Commissioning). 

Program of Study

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 intent, requirements, and operational needs.  Commissioning also can restore existing buildings to high productivity through renovation, upgrade and tune-up of existing systems.  AEE’s CBCP® course 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, government properties, 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® certification 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.

Certification Eligibility

CBCP Course Outline

  • 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 

Course Instructor

SONG DENG, M.S., P.E., CBCP®, CMVP®, CEATM, REP®, CBCPM®, formerly served as a Principal Investigator and an Associate Director at the Energy Systems Lab of Texas A&M University, where he led dozens of researchers, engineers, technicians and graduate students implementing building commissioning and retro-commissioning programs with a total annual budget of over $8 million.  He was also the program director for a comprehensive energy management/RCx project on the Texas A&M university campus for which cumulative savings exceeded $90 million over a performance period of 16 years.                       

Currently, as the Technical Advisor at Austin, TX-based Bee (Building energy efficiency, LLC,, he consults and lectures worldwide in the scientific fields of building commissioning, master planning, energy management, energy efficiency, O&M, sustainability, smart buildings and campus, data analytics and intelligence.

A co-instructor will accompany Mr. Deng and co-present.