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Friday, October 27, 2023
8:30 am – 4:00 pm CDT

Presented by: Ian B.D. McIntosh, PhD, CxM, CxA+BE, BECxP

Understanding the Benefits and Principles of Building Commissioning

  • Defining building commissioning
  • Investigating commissioning processes and guidelines
    • ASHRAE Guideline 0-2019
    • National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS)
  • Government guidelines and requirements
    • Federal, state and local
  • Identifying benefits of the commissioning process
    • Increase the health and safety of the building
    • Optimize energy efficiency
    • Reduce operating costs
    • Improve operations and management staff training
  • Integrating the benefits of commissioning with sustainable building certification processes
  • Realizing the benefits of commissioning on specific projects
    • Government and institutional buildings
    • Corporate facilities
    • Manufacturing facilities
  • Examining costs and savings generated by the commissioning process

Participating in the Commissioning Process

  • Identifying the commissioning team
  • Defining the owner’s project requirements (OPR), basis of design (BoD) and commissioning plan
  • Developing a preliminary commissioning plan and budget
  • Design reviews and the integration of commissioning requirements into contract documents
  • Integrating commissioning procedures into project schedule
  • Incorporating commissioning requirements into subcontracts and purchase orders
  • Developing construction checklists and functional performance test procedures
  • Verifying systems/component installation
  • Documenting and tracking commissioning Issues
  • Performing tests and documenting results
  • O&M manual and training program reviews
  • Developing plans for warranty reviews and seasonal testing

Reviewing Commissioning Process Case Studies

  • Reviewing the implementation of commissioning plans on commissioned buildings
  • Examining lessons learned

Webinar Instructions

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Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Ian B.D. McIntosh, PhD, CxM, CxA+BE, BECxP

Principal/Chief Learning Officer at ianTEACH LLC

Dr. Ian McIntosh is a principal and chief learning officer of ianTEACH LLC. Providing innovative and strategic performance-based training, ianTEACH LLC serves Engineers, Architects, Construction and Facilities Management professionals in the design, build, operation and maintenance (DBOM) segments of the national building industry. Dr. McIntosh brings his ensemble of innovative passion, technical expertise and business systems acumen to render strategic leadership in the vital area of corporate learning and development initiatives. He is also a program director at University of Wisconsin, Interdisciplinary professional programs (InterPro) in the College of Engineering, where he leads their Facilities and Buildings Systems segment. He is certified as an accredited Manager of the Commissioning Process (CxM) with more than 20 years of dedicated experience in total building commissioning (a quality process) and has managed numerous energy, commissioning, retro-commissioning, and LEED® commissioning projects throughout the nation. As a commissioning provider and mechanical engineer, Dr. McIntosh has prepared and led several owner’s project requirements (OPR) workshops, written and integrated numerous commissioning specifications, co-invented and implemented electronic bar-coded checklists, worked on system manuals and tracked owner cost savings. He has also executed hands-on field work, performed functional performance testing of complex HVAC and BSL-3 laboratory systems/subsystems and coordinated full-scale O&M and user training programs. Dr. McIntosh holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) and earned his Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Solar Energy Lab
at UW-Madison.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Whole Building Commissioning to Achieve Performance Goals

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course on whole building commissioning examines the benefits and principles of building commissioning, investigates commissioning processes and guidelines, demonstrates how to integrate commissioning with sustainable building practices, and explores the commissioning process from initial project plan to post-occupancy testing. Learners will also have the opportunity to examine case studies of commissioning projects.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to reference and discuss industry standard building commissioning processes and guidelines, including those from ASHRAE and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe the benefits of the commissioning process, such as increasing the health and safety of the building, optimizing energy efficiency, reducing operating costs, and improved facility operations and management.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to integrate the benefits of commissioning with sustainable building certification processes.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review the process for performing tests and documenting results and develop plans for periodic post-occupancy testing to ensure continued performance.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Some experience with whole building design and construction concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/19/2025

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.