Massachusetts Code Also to Require Commissioning

Thank you for your article on building commissioning in


Vol. 9, No. 2 [February 2000]. This important aspect of the building process is indeed gaining focus throughout the design and construction communities as buildings and their supporting systems become ever more complex and interrelated. As you point out, building codes (like the City of Seattleā€™s) can be among the driving forces. Your readers might be interested to know that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has also adopted basic commissioning language for HVAC, lighting, and power distribution systems into its new commercial energy code, due to take effect in 2001. The state is offering free seminars on the new code requirements, hoping to smooth the transition for architects, engineers, designers, contractors and others in the industry. Information about the Massachusetts code and training is available at www.state.ma.us/bbrs/energy.htm.

David Weitz

Energy Code Coordinator

Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards

Boston, Massachusetts

Published March 1, 2000

(2000, March 1). Massachusetts Code Also to Require Commissioning. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/op-ed/massachusetts-code-also-require-commissioning

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