Facility Commissioning Group utilizes the expertise of Synergy Test and Balance based in Indianapolis, IN for nationally recognized Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) certified testing engineers and technicians. Synergy is wholly owned by Facility Commissioning Group principals.
AABC Commissioning Group
The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of independent third-party commissioning professionals. ACG strives to promote a better understanding of the commissioning process by educating, training, and certifying qualified individuals as Certified Commissioning Authorities (CxAs), and Certified Commissioning Technicians (CxTs). Established in 2004 to better serve the growing commissioning community, ACG’s fundamental principles include independence, certification, and training and education:
All members must be independent of general and installing contractors, manufacturers of equipment or system components, or other entities that could affect the ability of the member to render an independent commissioning report.
To sit for the certification exam, applicants must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the commissioning process, and demonstrate their ability to provide professional commissioning services in accordance with the ACG Commissioning Guideline.
Training and Education
ACG is committed to providing training and education for its members and the industry. In addition to developing technical guidelines and certification programs, the association sponsors workshops and conferences focused on commissioning. Click here to see upcoming educational opportunities.
Association of Energy Engineers
The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), founded in 1977, is a nonprofit professional society with the mission “to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development.” The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) is a source for info & networking in the dynamic fields of energy engineering, energy management, renewables, power generation, energy services, sustainability, and related areas. AEE’s overall strength is augmented by its strong membership base of over 16,000 professionals in 90 countries and its widely recognized energy certification programs. Its network of 88 local chapters located throughout the U.S. and abroad meet regularly to discuss issues of regional importance.
Building Commissioning Association
The Building Commissioning Association (BCA) is an international non-profit organization that serves as the recognized authority and resource on commissioning. Our membership is made up of professionals from the commercial building industry, committed to the highest standards and practices for the commissioning process. Our mission is to guide the building commissioning industry by advancing best practices and education throughout the building industry, and promoting the benefits of building commissioning to achieve buildings that work. The BCA supports certification programs that set a high bar for the commissioning professionals who manage the total building commissioning process.
The BCA is education-driven and responsive to industry needs.
BCA’s job is to
- Develop and advance technical resources for commissioning professionals.
- Form collaborative relationships with other organizations serving the built environment.
- Influence standards, policies and codes that support high performance buildings.
- Deliver the longest-running annual conference on building commissioning and innovations in our industry.
- Endorse certification programs that set the highest industry standards for credentialed commissioning professionals.
SERBCA promotes building commissioning practices that maintain high professional standards, and fulfill building owners’ expectations. SERBCA serves chapter interests and concerns through development of regional standards, design practices and technologies in support of the national mission, information exchange, and professional development of chapter members.
Vision Achieve the acceptance and inclusion of the commissioning process as a normal component of the building design, construction, ownership, and operation in the southeastern United States.
Mission The Southeast Regional Chapter of the Building Commissioning Association promotes building commissioning practices that maintain high professional standards and fulfill building owners’ expectations.
Goal SERBCA’s goal is to achieve high professional standards, while allowing for the diverse and creative approaches to building commissioning that benefit our profession and its clients. Through the consensus process, and by drawing on the experience of stakeholders in the building industry, SERBCA will serve the Southeast Regional Chapter interests and concerns through development of regional standards, design practices and technologies in support of the national mission, information exchange, and professional development of chapter members while encouraging a widespread acceptance of the professional commissioning of buildings as the regional standard.
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
ASHRAE is the global leader, the foremost source of technical and educational information, and the primary provider of opportunity for professional growth in the arts and sciences of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating.
ASHRAE Bluegrass Chapter
The ASHRAE Bluegrass Chapter is formed of ASHRAE Members located in the Central KY area and any ASHRAE Members interested in the Bluegrass Chapter Activities. Members are HVAC and Refrigeration Design Professionals and Equipment Manufacturers.
American Society for Testing and Materials
The mission of ASTM is to be recognized globally as the premier developer and provider of voluntary consensus standards, related technical information, and services that promote public health and safety, support the protection and sustainability of the environment, and the overall quality of life; contribute to the reliability of materials, products, systems and services; and facilitate international, regional, and national commerce. They are committed to the development and dissemination of high-quality standards and technical information in increasingly diverse fields, and to strengthening the acceptance and use of ASTM international standards in a global environment of international, regional, and national breadth.
International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
Vision Protect the health, safety and welfare of people by creating safe buildings and communities.
Mission To provide the highest quality codes, standards, products and services for all concerned with the safety and performance of the built environment.
Energy Management Association
EMA is dedicated to advancing the quality of energy management products and services through a commissioning-based approach to energy management. This process-oriented approach is designed to assist the building owner in achieving energy savings while maintaining optimum building performance. EMA
Portland Energy Conservation, Inc.
Simply put, we help our clients deliver long-term energy savings. We do it by helping transform markets through education and incentive programs that build demand for more efficient products and services.
National Fire Protection Agency
The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research,training, and education. The world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.
United States Green Building Council
USGBC is the nations’ foremost coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
Building Industry Consulting Service International
BICSI is the worldwide preeminent source of information, education and knowledge assessment for the constantly evolving information and communications technology industry.
Mission Lead the information and communications technology industry with excellence in publications, education and knowledge assessment. Advance our members’ ability to deliver the highest quality products and services and provide our members with opportunities for continual improvement and enhanced professional stature.
Air Barrier Association of America
The Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) was incorporated in the State of Massachusetts in 2001 and consists of stakeholders in the building enclosure industry. Such stakeholders include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, architects, engineers, contractors, researchers, testing & audit agencies, consultants and building owners. ABAA is focused on leading the industry into the future in a progressive and professional manner. We are the national voice of the air barrier industry in America.
As state energy code requirements become more and more stringent; driven by factors such as green house gas production, the need for more energy efficient heating and cooling systems, dwindling natural resources, the long term effects of mold and mildew and an ever more environmentally conscious public, ABAA’s role as the National Voice of the air barrier industry is becoming increasingly apparent.
The association seeks to raise the standard of proficiency in the industry through the ABAA On-Site Qualit y Assurance Program , based on the principles outlined in ISO 9000. ABAA will continue to play a pivotal role in the education, lobbying and marketing of the industry to government, the professional community, building owners, utilities and other industry stakeholders. ABAA is also dedicated to furthering continuing education in the industry. ABAA offers premier training to installers, estimators, managers and administrators on the contractor side, as well as AIA accr edited courses for design professionals.
We do air barriers right for energy efficiency, better buildings, and healthier communities
To work together with our membership, industry and trade to be the recognized voice for air barrier knowledge
The association’s long term strategy revolves around five intertwining goals that encompass programming, membership, marketing, governance and financial stability.
ABAA’s Five Strategic Planning Goals
- Credibility & Quality
- Goal: Ensure continuous improvement and promotion of all education, training / installation and quality assurance programs
- Goal: Provide more active venues in participation in order to retain 75% of 375 existing members (2011) and grow membership to 700 by 2014
- Goal: Become recognized by the U.S. building construction industry as the authority on all things air barrier by 2014
- Goal: Adopt, implement and review nonprofit governance best practices on an annual basis, and formalize a new committee structure by 2012
- Finance & Administration
- Goal: Provide the organization with the financial and administrative resources to fulfill ABAA’s strategic goals