ADVANCED RETRO-COMMISSIONING (prep: Masters Level CBCP certification)

Earns 3.6 CEU / 36 PDH / 7.2 AEE Credits toward Re-certification

Member/Government/Non Profit Price: $1,795.00
Non-Member Price: $1,995.00

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For information on team discounts, or to register your team for this seminar, CLICK HERE.

Note: Registering for this seminar does not automatically register you to take the Masters Level CBCP exam. To complete the certification application process ($300 fee) and qualify to sit for the exam, or for more information on Masters Level CBCP certification, CLICK HERE.


This program was developed
with DOE funding

AIA Learning Units Eligible

This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.





This comprehensive seminar covers advanced approaches to retro-commissioning, including "life cycle" building commissioning – a process of integrating traditional retro-commissioning processes into a single seamless approach. The traditional approach often has three of more separate commissioning agents during the various phases of pre-design, design, construction, and operation, which often does not yield the optimum results for the owner. The optimized life cycle approach integrates these various phases, and also includes a discussion of LEED, sustainability, and high performance buildings. Many of the measures are equally applicable to both large and small projects.

Dozens of case studies from successfully completed projects are presented, including hospitals, data centers, airports, university campuses, school districts, commercial buildings, district heating and cooling, and research facilities taken from the instructors’ more than 40 years of combined experience in commissioning existing buildings. The seminar will be highly interactive and the participants will be invited to share their experiences in building commissioning/retro-commissioning.

The Masters Level CBCP exam will be administered at the close of instruction on day five of each seminar -- only to those who have met qualifying criteria to sit for the exam and have submitted a completed Masters Level CBCP application and fee.

Please Note: In order to qualify to sit for the Masters Level CBCP exam, you must submit your completed Masters Level CBCP application, along with a $300 application fee. For information on obtaining your Masters Level CBCP application form, or for further information on the Masters Level CBCP program, visit


Building Commissioning History, Philosophy, Fundamentals

Building Commissioning
• Traditional building commissioning approaches and their weaknesses
• Differences between commissioning, TAB and energy auditing
• Life cycle building commissioning (LCBCx)
• International commissioning developments

Prominent Sources of Building Commissioning Guidelines and Supporting Organizations

Federal Government Energy Conservation Goals and Cx Mandates
• Major federal government sustainability goals / targets
• Federal laws, regulations, notices and rules
• FEMP guidance
• 5 Federal commissioning mandates

Best Practices in Retro-Commissioning (RCx)
• RCx case study and work scope, team formation and roles
• Process and phased approach
• Assessment and implementation
• Commissioning as "road-map" tool for capital investments
• Performance-based commissioning: baselines and M&V
• Deferred maintenance and commissioning-compatible O&M program

Building System Retro-Commissioning Knowhow
• Tools, field measurements and functional testing
• Importance of operations and maintenance (O&M)
• HVAC system, EMCS and CUP RCx
• Central distribution loop RCx

CHP /CoGen / DistGen and Renewable Technologies

Best Practices (Emphasis on Government Buildings)

Brain-Storm on Your Facility: Workshop

Commissioning Software Tools

Smart Building Commissioning

Commissioning Contracting & Performance Contracting

Commissioning Financing


W. DAN TURNER, Ph.D., P.E., is currently president of Bee (Building energy efficiency, LLC). In 1985 he founded the Energy Systems Lab at Texas A&M, where he was the principal investigator in the existing building commissioning process which is currently implemented in over 400 buildings worldwide, resulting in excess of $150 million in ongoing energy savings. Dr. Turner is considered a pioneer in the field of building energy efficiency, and has published widely on this topic in trade journals and other professional publications.

SONG DENG, P.E., C.B.C.P., R.E.P., C.M.V.P., formerly served as an associate director of the Energy Systems Lab at Texas A&M University, where he managed a team of 25 energy professionals conducting retro-commissioning programs with a total annual budget of over $8 million. He was also program director for a comprehensive project on the Texas A&M campus for which cumulative savings exceeded $70 million over 15 years. As a leading expert, he consults and lectures widely in the area of building commissioning.


Note: Fees below are for seminar only. Application for Masters Level CBCP certification and exam requires a separate fee of $300.

Regular Fee: $1995
AEE Member Fee: $1795*
Government & Nonprofit Fee: $1795
Team Discount: Deduct $100 per Registrant*
*How to qualify for team discounts.

Note: Below are standard seminar hours. Please refer to your registration confirmation letter to confirm actual seminar hours for the program for which you have registered.

and Onsite Registration Day 1: 8:00 am
Seminar Hours Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Seminar Hours Days 2 through 4: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Seminar Hours Day 5: 8:00 - 12:00 pm
Exam on Day 5 Following Seminar: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(separate pre-application required to sit for exam)


For assistance or questions pertaining to your seminar registration, please contact the registrar directly during the hours of 10:00 am -5:00 pm (eastern time U.S.) at (770) 925-9633, or email her at


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