ConsensusDocs releases first standard agreement for commissioning contracting

Sets out rights and obligations of commissioning specialists

November 24, 2014 |
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ConsensusDocs has released the 820 Owner and Commissioning Authority Agreement. The new standard contract provides a contractual vehicle for owners to save significant money from operation and maintenance costs regarding energy performance. The ConsensusDocs 820 also establishes the rights and obligations of the professional who will serve as the Commission Authority.

"Considering a prominent owners group like the American Society for Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the U.S. Green Buildings Council recognize that it is a best practice to provide commissioning services by an independent entity, this agreement fills a serious void for building owners and the companies providing commission authority services for them," says Brian Perlberg, Executive Director and Counsel for ConsensusDocs.

The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the leading association of certified commissioning authorities provided input and is endorsing the document. The drafting of the document was created with input from ASHE members, and others in the field. For more information, visit


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