The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) is an independent, non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of professional, independent 3rd party commissioning and energy management services through education, training, and certification of qualified individuals to act as Certified Commissioning Authorities (CxAs), Certified Commissioning Technicians (CxTs), and Energy Management Professionals (EMPs).

ACGs goals and objectives are based on advocating independence for firms providing commissioning services. ACG continues to promote a better understanding of the commissioning process through education, training, and certification of qualified, independent commissioning and energy management providers. Through ACG, building owners have access to certified, independent commissioning authorities and energy management professionals.

The fundamental principles guiding ACG include independence, certification, and training and education:

Independence: 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.

Certification: Applicants for certification must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the commissioning or energy management process, and demonstrate their ability to provide professional commissioning services in accordance with the ACG Commissioning Guideline or the ACG Energy Management Guideline.

Training and Education: ACG is committed to providing training and education for its members and the industry. In addition to developing technical and process guidelines and certification programs, the association sponsors workshops and conferences focused on commissioning and energy management.

Our goal:
AABC establishes industry standards for the field measurement and documentation of HVAC systems and provides education, technical training, and certification for its members. The association’s mission is to identify highly qualified, independent test and balance agencies who are capable of performing work to AABC Standards.

Independence is the cornerstone of AABC. Members are strictly prohibited from having any affiliations with mechanical contractors, design engineers, or equipment manufacturers. This policy prevents any potential conflicts of interest and ensures that all members provide engineers and building owners with professional, unbiased test and balance services.

Quality Assurance Program
The Quality Assurance Program is an important tool for AABC to monitor the performance of its members, and to quickly resolve disputes or, most often, miscommunications. Click here for more information.

National Performance Guaranty
All projects completed by AABC members are covered by the National Performance Guaranty, providing assurance that your project will be completed in accordance with the AABC National Standards and the project specifications. Click here for more information.

Organization and History
As the complexity of HVAC systems began to increase in the 1960s, a small group of engineers founded the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) as a non-profit association in 1965. Early on, they recognized the need for independence and stringent membership requirements to ensure objectivity, integrity, and technical expertise, and they made these the guiding principles of the association. AABC also developed the first comprehensive industry standards for test and balance.