The ASHRAE Handbook is published in a series of four volumes, one of which is revised each year, ensuring that no volume is older than four years. Each volume is available in I-P (Inch-Pound) or SI (System International) units of measurement. Contact Handbook Editor Heather Kennedy via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This guide, a report from the ASHRAE Presidential Ad-Hoc Committee, Building Performance Alliance on Commissioning, serves as a quality-focused, high level strategic commissioning providing stakeholders with a basis for understanding enhanced delivery of new and existing building projects. It describes the value, benefits, and rationale for verifying and documenting that all commissioned systems and assemblies are planned, designed, installed, tested, operated, and maintained to meet the Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) for new buildings and/or major renovations, and the Current Facility Requirements (CFR) for existing buildings. This guide is also available in Spanish.
Learn how you too can help Build Our New Energy Future
If you are a buildings professional, it is highly likely you will experience significant changes in your professional practice during your career. That’s because a rapid evolution is underway in the electricity sector that will also have a significant impact on the buildings sector. As a critical organization for buildings professionals, ASHRAE and its members must take an active role in the ongoing changes that will create this new energy future.
This document is intended to explain the issues and terminology, as well as the challenges and opportunities, associated with changes underway in the electricity sector that affect buildings professionals.
ASHRAE certification programs were founded to meet the industry needs of today and provide value to thousands of built-environment professionals, employers and building owners.
For the past 100+ years ASHRAE has worked hard to earn and maintain a worldwide reputation for being the leader in HVAC&R design. ASHRAE certification programs serve to reinforce that reputation.