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High Performance Buildings 2007

We are pleased to make available for download the presentations that were delivered at High Performance Buildings 2007, on April 18-20 at the Opryland Resort in Nashville. We hope you will join us next year!

  • Building Sustainability

    Terry Townsend, P.E., President, ASHRAE

    Click here to download (6.57 MB)

  • Differences in Commissioning Scope: ACG, ASHRAE Guideline 0, GSA, and LEED

    Steven "Rusty" Ross, P.E., CxA, SSRCx, Inc.

    Click Here to Download (2.38 MB)

  • Overview of GSA Design and Construction Program, Policies and Standards

    William T. Holley, P.E., Chief Engineer | Office of the Chief Architect, GSA

    Click Here to Download (1.62 MB)

  • Mechanical Engineering Issues in Design and Construction

    Vijay Gupta, P.E., Fellow - ASHRAE | Chief Mechanical Engineer, Office of the Chief Architect, GSA

    Click Here to Download (1.02 MB)

  • Lessons Learned from Underfloor Air Distribution Systems

    James Woods, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow - ASHRAE | Executive Director, Buildings Diagnostics Research Institute

    Click Here to Download (996.75 KB)

  • Commissioning of Existing Buildings: A Triple Play on Energy, Comfort, and Operability

    David Claridge, Ph.D., Texas A & M University

    Click Here to Download (3.08 MB)

  • Challenges and Opportunities in Commissioning Electrical Systems

    Chris Goodman, P.E. & Steven "Rusty" Ross, P.E., CxA, SSRCx, Inc.

    Click Here to Download (4.47 MB)

  • Commissioning for LEED Certification

    Paul McCown, P.E., CxA, SSRCx, Inc.

    Click Here to Download (1.84 MB)

  • IAQ and Ventilating Systems: Common Findings

    Wane A. Baker, P.E., CIH, Michaels Engineering

    Click Here to Download (13.22 MB)

  • Marketing Commissioning Services to Building Owners

    J.B. Mallay, P.E., SSRCx, Inc.

    Click Here to Download (4.56 MB)

  • Increasing the Efficiency of UPS Technology

    Richard L. Sawyer, EYP Mission Critical Facilities

    Click Here to Download (858 KB)

  • Scoping a Commissioning Job in Terms of Contractor Involvement

    Brian Toevs, P.E., CxA, Beta Engineers, P.C.

    Requirements for Commissioning Documentation (1.17 MB)

  • Direct Digital Controls and Commissioning

    Frank Shadpour, P.E., University of California, San Diego

    Requirements for Commissioning Documentation (4.18 MB)

Understanding the Commissioning Process

We are pleased to make available for download the presentations that were delivered at the ACG Seminar, Understanding the Commissioning Process, October 13-14 at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida. We hope you will join us for next year's ACG Annual Meeting, April 15-17 in Chicago!

Comprehensive testing and balancing (TAB) and functional performance testing are vital to the commissioning process. It is therefore recommended that certified, independent testing specialists perform this work on all commissioning projects.


The Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) is a nonprofit association of certified, independent test and balance engineers, who by definition are qualified to provide specialized testing services on commissioning projects.
Click here for a listing of AABC members.