The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) announces a new document on the commissioning process: DG-29-11, "Design Guide for The Commissioning Process Applied to Lighting and Control Systems." The document describes the technical requirements for commissioning lighting and control systems to achieve owner performance criteria in new construction.

The purpose of the document is to provide a quality assurance process to verify that buildings and their installed systems satisfy owner and designer performance criteria initially and throughout the life of the building.

The procedures, methods and documentation requirements in this guideline describe the application of lighting and control systems. DG-29-11 should be considered a supplement to ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005 The Commissioning Process. The Guideline was also published by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) as Guideline 0, the Total Building Commissioning Process.

DG-29-11, "Design Guide for The Commissioning Process Applied to Lighting and Control Systems" is available on the IES website at www.ies.org/store. Phone orders can be directed to 212-248-5000, ext 112. (40 Pages, 8 ½ X 11 Trim Size, Softcover, ISBN: 978-0-87995-255-6, $60.00 List Price, $42.00 IES Member Price)