ASHRAE | Guideline 0 – Is it worth $100…

Last Updated: August 13, 2023, by

Guideline 0 is aimed squarely at the Commissioning Manager/Provider. Whilst Standard 202 – provides a minimum expectation of delivery; Guideline 0 focuses upon delivering the Cx process by four phases:

  • S1-Pre-Design,
  • S2-Design,
  • S3-Construction,
  • S4-Occupancy and Operations

Our Review

In our opinion, a great guideline for the Commissioning Manager/Provider to constantly reference. A complete commissioning process can be built for any project and business with a little effort and time from this document. With the document being named ‘The Commissioning Process,’ it trumps the other documents written by ASHRAE.

Well worth the $100.00…


Provides a step by step detailed approach to a Commissioning Process that can be adopted no matter what the project. Templates for documents and checklists are handy to start.

Could do better:

Really nothing that can think of.


If read and understand, the commissioning process can easily be weaved into the Royal Institute of British Architects [RIBA] Plan of Work Stages, which are:

  • S1-Strategic Definition, / S1-Pre-Design
  • S2-Preparation and Briefing, / S1-Pre-Design
  • S3-Concept Design, / S1-Pre-Design
  • S4-Spatial Coordination, / S1-Pre-Design
  • S5-Technical Design, / S2-Design
  • S6-Manufacturing and Construction, / S3-Construction
  • S7-Handover, and / S4-Occupancy and Operations
  • S8-Use / S4-Occupancy and Operations

Document Content Overview:

  • Section 1 – 4 Purpose, Scope, Definitions, Utilization
  • Section 5 – Pre Design Phase
  • Section 6 – Design Phase
  • Section 7 – Construction Phase
  • Section 8 – Occupancy and Operations Phase
  • Section 9 – References
  • General Appendices
Published by:ASHRAE
Publish year:2019 [latest]
Sold by:Tech Street
Great for:Owners
Commissioning Managers
Contractors / Engineers
Formats available:PDF
PDF & Printed
Availability:Immediate Download /
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Cost:from $100.00 [non member]
from $75.00 [member]
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ASHRAE Guideline 0 – Overview

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