Commissioning Definitions and Terminology for the Building Industry: A common overview
A new publication on common definitions for the commissioning process is available for free to CIBSE members.
Commissioning Definitions and Terminology for the Building Industry: A Common Overview was prepared by ASHRAE, which has the copyright with CIBSE and the Italian association of air conditioning, heating and refrigeration, AiCarr. It draws on definitions and terminology that appear in their respective commissioning publications, and
aims to develop the first collective work on the topic.
Commissioning ensures that a system is designed and operated as intended. It also helps achieve larger goals of: sustainable design and operation; life-cycle cost
effectiveness; efficient use of investments; minimising overall maintenance and utility costs; component-life reliability; and performance expectations.
The document offers an extensive list of terminology and, where possible, proposes a common definition. It is a first step to establishing a basis for international communication, and can be downloaded as a PDF from the CIBSE Knowledge Portal – free to members, or £20. www.cibse.org/knowledge