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Continuous Commissioning

Steven G. Liescheidt, P.E., CCS, CCPR

Course Outline

This ten hour online course discusses how building commissioning has emerged as the preferred method of ensuring that building systems are installed and operated to provide the performance envisioned by the designer.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will learn about:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for commissioning agent engineers, energy engineers, mechanical engineers and any other engineers who are involved with the commissioning process.

Benefit for Attendee

Attendee of this course will be able to have a broader understanding of continuous commissioning in several aspects of a total building system.

Course Introduction

This course describes Continuous Commissioning basics and benefits.  The course also describes specific energy improvement measures related to water/steam distribution systems, central chiller and heating plants, thermal storage systems.  In addition multiple case studies are discussed to show real continuous commissioning retrofit applications.

Course Content

This course is primarily based on the Continuous Commissioning Guidebook for Federal Energy Managers Maximizing Building Efficiency and Comfort; DOE – Federal Energy Management Program – October 2002.

Continuous Commissioning

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Course Summary

The guidebook used in this course presents a comprehensive ongoing process to resolve operating problems, improve comfort, optimize energy use and identify retrofits for existing commercial and institutional buildings and central plant facilities.

Related Links

For additional technical information related to this subject, please visit the following websites:

United States Green Building Council –
US Department of Energy –
National Renewable Energy Laboratory –


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.