GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has released the Procedural Standard for Whole Building Systems Technical Commissioning for New Construction, 2014 - Fourth Edition.

NEBB said the purpose of the procedural standard is to establish a uniform and systematic set of criteria for performing the technical commissioning process when applied to new building systems such as mechanical, electrical, and building envelope systems. This procedural standard is intended to establish the baseline requirements a NEBB Building Systems Commissioning (BSC) certified firm follows when performing technical commissioning.

The procedural standard is divided into three parts: standards, process, and procedures. The sections describe the baseline level of technical processes which all NEBB certified projects must follow.

This fourth edition details the requirements for whole building systems technical commissioning and includes HVAC, building envelope, electrical, special electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems as the baseline standard of care. The scope of work identifies all systems to be included in commissioning.

Jim Bochat, chairman of NEBB’s BSC committee, said, “We believe that the updates and revisions to the standard address the need for greater clarity and integrity for the technical commissioning of building system process.”

Bob Linder, 2014 NEBB president, said, “The committee was very diligent in their effort and has produced a procedural standard that that will have a positive impact on the industry.”

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Publication date: 6/9/2014

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