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Cost-Effective Commissioning for Existing and Low Energy Buildings - A New IEA ECBCS Research Project



Natascha S. Milesi-Ferretti, Daniel Choiniere


The benefits of commissioning are increasingly being recognized internationally. In 2004 and 2005, over 40 experts from 12 countries participated in two workshops to identify barriers to cost-effective building commissioning. These countries have adopted the commissioning practice to various extents. The results of these workshops became the basis for a new research project, Annex 47, on “Cost-Effective Commissioning for Existing and Low Energy Buildings.” Annex 47 was approved at the 56th Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems (ECBCS) Executive Committee meeting in June 2005. At present, 13 countries are involved in this international research project. The Annex research project is nearing the end of the one-year planning phase. This paper presents an overview of the international research plan for 2006-2008 based on the participant work plan and gives insight to the state of commissioning in several of the participant countries.
Proceedings Title
National Conference on Building Commissioning
Conference Dates
April 19-21, 2006
Conference Location
San Francisco, CA


Milesi-Ferretti, N. and Choiniere, D. (2006), Cost-Effective Commissioning for Existing and Low Energy Buildings - A New IEA ECBCS Research Project, National Conference on Building Commissioning, San Francisco, CA, [online], (Accessed June 13, 2024)


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Created April 19, 2006, Updated February 19, 2017