The primary goal of building commissioning, from an energy perspective, was to verify and optimise the performance of energy systems within a building. The objective of this IEA annex (2001 - 2004) was to develop, validate and document tools for commissioning buildings and building services that would help facilitate the achievement of this goal. These tools include guidelines on commissioning procedures and recommendations for improving commissioning processes, as well as prototype software that can be implemented in stand alone tools and/or embedded in building energy management systems (BEMS).
It is anticipated that some of the procedures developed in the annex will be transfered to standardisation bodies and may eventually become the basis for new commissioning regulations. The work performed in the annex focussed on HVAC systems and their associated control systems, but also took into account, where appropriate, interactions with other systems and with the building shell.
Participants: Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong PRC, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Netherlands (Observer), Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, USA