Similar to how the commissioning process helps buildings and their systems operate optimally, the Atlanta-based American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Inc.’s newest certification recognizes those with optimal knowledge of the entire building-commissioning process. ASHRAE’s Commissioning Process Management Professional certification launches in June at the society’s 2009 Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky. The certification helps building owners and operators, developers and others recognize individuals capable of ensuring building systems and equipment are designed, installed, tested, operated and maintained according to buildings’ operational needs. For more information, an exam-content outline and available resources for exam preparation, visit