ACG is comprised of professional engineering companies from around the world that are dedicated to providing exceptional, independent commissioning services. All members are trained, certified and committed to following a proven and documented process for building commissioning. 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. 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.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated.
The council believes in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.
Green building is a win-win, offering both environmental and economic opportunity. Greater building efficiency can meet 85 percent of future demand for energy in the United States and a commitment to green building has the potential to generate 2.5 million jobs.
USGBC is made up of tens of thousands of member organizations, chapters and student and community volunteers that are moving the building industry forward in a way that has never been seen before.
USGBC members are a diverse group of builders and environmentalists, corporations and nonprofits, teachers and students, lawmakers and citizens. Today we are 77 chapters, 13,000 member organizations and 188,000 LEED professionals strong that share the same vision of a sustainable built environment for all within the next generation.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.
At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project.