Why NEBB Certification matters in mechanical engineeringAug 18, 2016
When choosing a commissioning firm, there is no better place to start than with NEBB-certified service providers. NEBB — an acronym for the National Environmental Balancing Bureau — is the premiere certification association for high performance buildings and systems.
NEBB certification is incredibly important in mechanical engineering, and the organization has been responsible for installing some of the most important industry standards over the course of the last 40+ years. When you work with NEBB-certified firms, you know that they have the qualifications to perform a high level of work, resulting in high performance new building commissioning and retrofitting projects.
Contact sys-tek to learn more about how NEBB-certified technicians can help you with your testing, adjusting, and balancing systems.
Today, there are more than 700 NEBB-certified firms around the world, including sys-tek, and 1,000 certified professional technicians. We’ve outlined how an NEBB certification makes a difference:
NEBB certification establishes industry standards
A NEBB certification is tangible proof of the ability of firms and technicians to provide high level testing, adjusting, and balancing services. Since opening in 1971, the National Environmental Balancing Bureau has been responsible for establishing industry standards in environmental systems and optimization processes. Additionally, the NEBB has worked to launch educational training programs that keep firms and technicians up to date and adapt with current commissioning standards and technologies.
NEBB Certification requirements for firms and professionals
A NEBB certification speaks volumes about the level of service that a firm or professional technician is able to provide. Each certification has their own set of detailed requirements and criteria that must be confirmed before receiving certification.
For firms, some of the requirements for TAB certification include:
- A minimum of 12 months as a contractor engaged in TAB work
- Affiliation with a local NEBB chapter
- Six letters of endorsement from former partners
- Possession of a variety of TAB instruments,
- A demonstrated ability to work within the NEBB Procedural Standards for Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing of Environmental Systems, among other qualifications.
Professional technicians are also subject to detailed requirements in order to receive certification. These include:
- Employment in a management position with a certified or candidate firm.
- Demonstrable knowledge of TAB of air and hydronic systems.
- Hold required degrees or comparable industry experience in TAB and HVAC.
The certification process is a difficult but rewarding one for firms, technicians and their clients alike. Firms and professionals that secure certification have demonstrated their ability in TAB and commissioning projects over long periods of time.
NEBB certifications builds trust with partners
NEBB certification is absolutely critical in mechanical engineering. Not only does it demonstrate aptitude in a number of important disciplines, but it builds direct trust between firms, technicians and partners. When you work with a NEBB-certified firm, you know you are receiving the highest quality TAB and commissioning services, in line with the industry best practices that the National Environmental Balancing Bureau has established.
At sys-tek, our NEBB certification is just one of many commitments that we have made to providing the best commissioning and balancing services. If you would like to learn more about how our services will benefit your facility, contact us to schedule a chat with our commissioning experts.