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Japanese Vision of Commissioning Process and Asian View
Building Services Commissioning Association, BSCA, has been established in Japan as an NPO in order to propagate the building commissioning, especially HVAC commissioning, process among building and building services construction and maintenance society in Japan. As most engineers have not been so happy as the minimum initial cost policy used to goes first without clear definition of performance on environmental quality and energy efficiency, commissioning concept, after seven years of discussions in SHASE and IEA/ECBCS/Annex-40 shadow committee and others, has become popular and recognized as one of the most important process to be introduced, if only building owners and public sectors concerning building construction, energy conservation and environmental preservation come to understand true value of it. In Hong Kong the Commissioning Center was established in 2002 affiliated with the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education and with from short to long term training programs how to propagate the process and bring up commissioning engineers. In Mainland China and Korea commissioning process is not well recognized yet except in a sense of performance diagnostics and fault detections.
Nakahara, N. (2004). Japanese Vision of Commissioning Process and Asian View. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from