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April 5, 2013
TO: TRAINING AGENCIES, PERSONNEL CERTIFICATION BODIES, BUILDING DEPARTMENTS AND OTHER
INTERESTED PARTIES
SUBJECT:
Presentation on Development of Accreditation Criteria for Organizations Training and/or Certifying
Individuals Involved in Commissioning, Subject MISC3-0613- 0613-R1 (PB/CPR)
Hearing Information:
IAS Accreditation Committee
Friday, June 7, 2013
First Item After Lunch, approx. 1:00 p.m. Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles 6101 West Century
Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90045 310-642-1111
Dear Madam or Sir:
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AGENDA
1.International Code Council (ICC)
2.International Green Construction Code (IgCC)
3.ICC Commissioning Guideline
4.IAS and ACR476
5.ASHRAE STANDARD 202/ASHRAE BPA
6.ISO 17024
7.DCRA 1st Annual Green Symposium
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
Since the International Code Council was formed more than a decade
ago, it has become the hallmark professional Membership
association dedicated to providing its Members and building
industry professionals with the tools they need to ensure the
public's safety in the built environment. ICC looks forward to
working with our Members and partnering with others to continue
to advance this critical mission in the years to come.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
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.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
The International Codes, or I-Codes, published by ICC,
provide minimum safeguards for people at home, at
school and in the workplace. The I-Codes are a
complete set of comprehensive, coordinated building
safety and fire prevention codes. Building codes
benefit public safety and support the industry’s need
for one set of codes without regional limitations.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
Fifty states and the District of Columbia have
adopted the I-Codes at the state or jurisdictional
level.
Federal agencies including the Architect of the
Capitol, General Services Administration, National
Park Service, Department of State, U.S. Forest
Service and the Veterans Administration also
enforce the I-Codes.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
The Department of Defense references the
International Building Code for constructing military
facilities, including those that house U.S. troops
around the world and at home.
Amtrak uses the International Green Construction Code
for new and extensively renovated sites and
structures.
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands enforce one or
more of the I-Codes.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
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.
Values: Customer Value Integrity and Trust
Member Focus
Professionalism
Public Service
Quality
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
1994 non-profit organization dedicated to developing a single set
of comprehensive and coordinated national model construction
codes.
The founders of the ICC:
Building Officials Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA),
International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI).
Although regional code development has been effective and
responsive to our country’s needs, the time came for a single
set of codes. The nation’s three model code groups responded
by creating the International Code Council and by developing
codes without regional limitations; the International Codes.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
Code Development:
Any interested individual or group may submit a code
change proposal and participate in the proceedings
in which proposals are considered. This open
debate and participation before a committee of
representatives from across the construction
industry, including code regulators and construction
industry representatives, ensures a consensus of
the construction community in the decision-making
process.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
A major advantage of ICC’s consensus-based
private-sector code development process is that it
allows both the ICC code development committees
and eligible voting members at the code change
hearings to participate in establishing the results of
each proposal. Voting members may either ratify the
committee’s recommendation or make their own
recommendation. The results of all votes are
published in the report of the ICC code development
hearings.
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ICC – INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
Eligible voting members review the recommendations of
the
code development committee and determine the final
action.
Following consideration of all public comments, each
proposal is individually balloted by the eligible voters. The
final action on the proposals is based on the aggregate
count of all votes cast. This process ensures that the
International Codes will reflect the latest technical
advancements and address the concerns of those
throughout the industry in a fair and equitable manner.
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
1st model code to include sustainability
measures for the entire construction project
and its site — from design through
construction, certificate of occupancy and
beyond. The new code is expected to make
buildings more efficient, reduce waste, and
have a positive impact on health, safety and
community welfare.
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
ICC collaborated with cooperating sponsors –
American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ASTM International (ASTM)
on the initial development of IgCC Public Version 1.0.
AIA and ASTM played a vital role in the development of the IgCC: the
AIA presence ensured a focus on their 2030 Carbon Neutrality
Goal, while ASTM International, which carries a worldwide
reputation as a standards developer, solidified the scientific
basis behind the IgCC.
ASHRAE, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) joined the ICC/AIA/ASTM
team in developing the IgCC.
ASHRAE Standard 189.1-2011 is included as an optional path to
compliance within the IgCC.
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
Model-Code Approach–communities tailor to meet local needs
Note: 189.1 is jurisdictional compliance option, however Cx is
mandatory regardless of the compliance route chosen
611.1.1 - Registered design professional OR approved agency
Approved Agency – An established and recognized agency
regularly engaged in conducting tests or furnishing
inspection services or commissioning services, where such
agency has been approved (approved = acceptable to code
official)
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
902.1.1 Commissioning professional is required to be “competent
and independent” from contractor performing the work
Code states that IAS Accreditation ensures code official of the
commissioning professional’s competence and independence
611.1.4 Preliminary Cx report shall be certified (signed and sealed)
and final inspection not allowed until building owner has received
Preliminary Cx report and confirmed as such to the code official.
Otherwise building will not get a Certificate of Occupancy
Table 903.1 – Checklist of Cx requirements from Erosion Control to
Air Balancing, and reads that all 60+ items in the table must be
addressed in the Cx Report
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
A Few Regulated Environment Commissioning
Implications:
Could be a much larger role and fee in the project
depending on jurisdiction
Brings commissioning professional much closer to the
local AHJs
Code enforcement can be expected of the commissioning
professional
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
4 More Regulated Environment Commissioning Implications:
Significant legal implications - exposure to poor performance
Cx Standard of Care - legal ramifications could follow if the Standard
of Care is not met
CxA will be either a registered design professional or a credentialed
commissioning professional (more on this later)
Code enforcement can be expected of the commissioning
professional
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SUMMARY OF IgCC COMMISSIONING IMPLICATIONS
GOOD
BAD
UGLY
More systems and
services provided, higher
fees
More risk, professionally
and legally
Cx taking place of the AHJ
and therefore assuming far
more responsibility
More impact on
design/construction
decisions
Higher insurance
coverages and premiums
Actively involved after
building turnover in
recommissioning
More stringent req’ments
for certification and
registration
Cx Provider could be
accountable for collecting
all documentation deemed
a commissioning item (i.e.
field report for inspection
of imported soils)
Movement toward unified
expectation of Cx
professionals
Competitive advantage for
large firms with all
specialties in house
Only required to be
independent of contractor,
not independent of design
team
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
Per IAS April 5, 2013 letter:
“The International Green Construction
Code (IgCC) establishes requirements
for certain buildings to be
commissioned.”
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ICC G4-2012: GUIDELINE FOR COMMISSIONING
Purpose
•Guidance for Code Officials or Regulators
Purpose
•Competently enforce Cx in-house or 3rd party
Scope
•Does not specify aspects of Cx Process
Scope
•Deals only with Implementation & Enforcement
Intent
•Not code/ AHJ adoptable in whole or part
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ICC G4-2012: GUIDELINE FOR COMMISSIONING
History
•IgCC – International Green Construction Code
Vision
•Written to support other codes & standards
License
•IAS – International Accreditation Services
License
•Accreditation Committee
Qualified
•IAS establishing Cx qualification criteria
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ICC COMMISSIONING GUIDELINE
Written in compliance language, enforcement largely at discretion of code official
Each deliverable has requirements for contents (i.e. Cx Plan contents, BOD contents)
Essentially all building components included, but not necessarily performed by one
commissioning professional
Evaluation criteria for Cx of each system type is defined in Section 5.0 of the guideline
This guideline is built very specifically to provide:
An overview of commissioning skillsets required to perform the duty
Roadmap for code official to enforce the commissioning process
Document can be adopted in whole or in part by AHJ, so in theory not all of the systems
listed in Section 5.0 would be required depending on jurisdictional requirements
Implications tie in with those outlined for the IgCC
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
Per IAS April 5, 2013 letter:
“To aid code officials in enforcing
commissioning, the International Code
Council (ICC) has published a
Commissioning Guideline (ICC G4-2012).
However, this guideline does not specify
what is required when approving and
accepting a commissioning agent/agency.”
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IgCC – INTERNATIONAL GREEN CONSTRUCTION CODE
“As adoption of the IgCC and other green
codes advances, the responsibility for
enforcing commissioning shifts to the
authority having jurisdiction. Regulators,
therefore, need a process to ensure that
commissioning agents/agencies comply as
Approved Agencies as defined in Section 902.1 of
the IgCC.”
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IAS – INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION SERVICES
The International Accreditation Service (IAS) provides objective
evidence that an organization operates at the highest level of
ethical, legal and technical standards.
IAS is a nonprofit, public-benefit corporation that has been
providing accreditation services since 1975. It is a subsidiary of
the International Code Council (ICC).
IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations
including governmental entities, commercial businesses, and
professional associations. IAS accreditation programs are based
on recognized national and international standards that ensure
domestic and/or global acceptance of its accreditations.
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IAS – INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION SERVICES
IAS is a signatory to the four primary international
organizations that form a unified system for
evaluating and recognizing competent accreditation
bodies worldwide. These organizations are identified
as “cooperations” because they have agreed to
cooperate with one another by adhering to a common
set of accreditation criteria and to undergo periodic
onsite evaluation to determine ongoing compliance
with ISO/IEC Standard 17011, General Requirements
for accreditation bodies accrediting conformity
assessment bodies (CABs).
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IAS – INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION SERVICES
“May 2012, the ICC G4 Committee, which
included regulators, requested that IAS
develop criteria for accreditation of entities
involved in certification and training of
commissioning agents, in order to aid
building officials with enforcement of code
mandated commissioning requirements.”
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IAS AND AC476
Establish criteria for obtaining and maintaining accreditation for commissioning training and certification
organizations (if you credential in Cx, this means you)
Note: Does cover both training agencies AND personnel certification bodies
Commissioning professional defined in two ways:
Commissioning Provider of Record – Approved by AHJ to be responsible for building commissioning
process
Commissioning Specialist (twelve categories from HVAC to Irrigation) – Certified party working under
the Cx Provider of Record for specific technical area
CxPOR
CxS (HVAC)
CxS
(Lighting)
CxS (Water)
CxS
(Enclosure)
CxS
(Site)
CxS
etc
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IAS AND AC476
Organizations must (in order for accreditation as a training agency) provide training
in the following:
Cx process
Codes, standards, guidelines
Systems, equipment, components and verification of their performance
For personnel certifications, those organizations shall certify that:
Individual has thorough knowledge of Cx process
Knowledge of codes, standards, guidelines
Ability to verify system performance
Met their minimum requirements for education, work skills and experience
Personnel certifiers must also operate under a management system complying with
ISO 17024
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IAS AND AC476
AC476 defines options for educations requirements, work experience and examination
(currently in Section 5.2 of the version available for public comment)
Two tables to distinguish between certification criteria for Cx Provider of Record and
Cx Specialists
ISO 17024 – objective is achieving and promoting accepted benchmark for
organizations operating certifications of persons
Could be applied to organizations for anything from commissioning to IT and more
By AC476, certification bodies will be required to be ISO 17024 certified which involves
an initial certification and then annual audit and renewal
ISO 17024 certification requires:
Fairness among potential candidates
Policies for granting, maintaining, renewing and expending the certification
Organization must be INDEPENDENT and IMPARTIAL in relation to applicants
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REGULATORY STEPS TO THE PRESENT SITUATION:
ICC
•Code
Creator
IgCC
•Code
ICC Cx
Guide
•Process
IAS
•Cx Provider
Approval
AC476 TAC
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AGENT VERSUS AUTHORITY
Important to know and understand the legal differences
Authority – Individual cited as or appealed to as an expert (Webster’s)
Agent – One who is authorized for or in place of another (Webster’s)
What this means is that an agent does not work for the client but actually becomes the
client. So the CxA would actually become the Owner in this instance contractually. This is
not how commissioning contracts are typically written.
Essentially all of the Cx bodies providing certification of commissioning professionals have
recognized the title of Authority or interchanges between Authority and other titles (i.e.
Provider), but most do not call the professional a Commissioning Agent
Finally, IgCC identifies Approved Agency in lieu of Authority or Agent
Thanks to Jerry Kettler for his report on commissioning professional terms which was used to
create this slide
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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION
(ISO)
World’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards [that]
give state of the art specifications for products, services and good
practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective.
Developed through global consensus, they help to break down
barriers to international trade.
ISO develops International Standards. We were founded in 1947, and
since then have published more than 19,500 International
Standards covering almost all aspects of technology and business.
From food safety to computers, and agriculture to healthcare, ISO
International Standards impact all our lives.
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ISO 17024
17024
17024
17024
17024
17024
•Define competencies (what is being examined)
•Determine qualifying knowledge, skill and personal attributes
•Establish certification independence
•Validate certification process and examination
•competency is typically described as “the demonstrated ability
to apply knowledge, skills and attributes”
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ASHRAE STANDARD 202
Title
Purpose
Source
History
Goal
•Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems
•Identifies minimum acceptable Cx process
•Based on ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005: The Cx Process
•Best Practices started with ASHRAE Guideline 1-1989
•For adoption/use by code bodies & standards writers
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ASHRAE STANDARD 202
Benefit
Benefit
Benefit
Benefit
Benefit
•Building Industry follows owner’s quality assurance process
•Achieve, verify & document performance
•Owner’s Project Requirements serve as pass/fail criteria
•Applies broadly to buildings, systems and assemblies
•Project Team as a whole & members individually accountable
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ASHRAE BUILDING PERFORMANCE ALLIANCE (BPA)
BPA
BPA
BPA
BPA
BPA
•Industry consensus
•Road map for understanding commissioning service
•Lay ground work for future collaborative efforts
•Determine path for future guidelines/standards
•Existing Building Commissioning
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DCRA 1ST ANNUAL GREEN SYMPOSIUM
District of Columbia
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
The mission of the Department of Consumer and
Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) is to protect the health,
safety, economic interests and quality of life of
residents, businesses and visitors in the District
of Columbia by ensuring code compliance and
regulating business.
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DCRA 1ST ANNUAL GREEN SYMPOSIUM
Summary of Services
DCRA is responsible for regulating construction
and business activity in the District of
Columbia. The agency operates a consolidated
permit intake center and reviews all
construction documents to ensure compliance
with building codes and zoning regulations.
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DCRA 1ST ANNUAL GREEN SYMPOSIUM
Summary of Services
To protect consumers, DCRA issues business
licenses, professional licenses, and special
events permits, registers corporations, and
inspects weighing and measuring devices
used for monetary profit. Construction activity,
building systems, and rental housing
establishments are inspected, and housing
code violations are abated, if necessary.
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DCRA 1ST ANNUAL GREEN SYMPOSIUM
DCRA
GBS&E
GBS&E
Cx
Action
• Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
• Green Building Symposium and Expo, 9/14/12
• Gallaudet University Kellogg Conference Center
• Presentation on behalf of ACG & promoted SERBCA
• Implementation & Enforcement criteria
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DCRA 1ST ANNUAL GREEN SYMPOSIUM
Law
Forum
Standard
LEED
Code
• DC Green Building Act 2006
• Current information on Green Buildings
• Green Building Standards for private sector
• 200 LEED Certified & 600 Ongoing
• Green Construction mandatory like fire code, etc.
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DCRA 1ST ANNUAL GREEN SYMPOSIUM
Code
•DC currently 2006 ICC Codes
CCCB
•Construction Codes Coordination Board
’12 ICC
•Review 2012 ICC Codes for Council
Council
•DC Council to take up codes March 2013
Outreach
•Outreach to industry for tools & support
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Sample IgCC Code Mandated Commissioning Test
606.1.2.2 Testing requirement. The building envelope
air tightness shall be considered to be acceptable
where the tested air leakage is less than 0.25
cfm/ft2 (4.57 m3/hr/m2) when tested at a pressure
of .30 in w.c. (75 Pa). Testing shall occur after rough
in and after installation of penetrations of the building
envelope, including penetrations for utilities, HVAC,
plumbing, and electrical equipment and appliances.
Testing shall be done in accordance with ASTM E779.
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IAS APRIL 5, 2013
Commissioning, as defined by the IgCC:
“Commissioning verifies that building staff are
prepared and able to operate and maintain the
building’s systems.”
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IAS APRIL 5, 2013
“You are cordially invited to submit written
comments, or to attend the committee hearing and
present verbal comments. Written comments will be
forwarded to the committee, prior to the hearing, if
received by May 15, 2013.”
Link to AC-476:
http://www.iasonline.org/Accreditation_Criteria/1
306-pre/MISC3-0613.pdf
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