ACCA/ASHRAE Announce Public Review of Commercial Building Inspection and Maintenance Standard

March 8, 2018

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) announce the first public review of BSR/ASHRAE/ACCA 180 - 201x (Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems).

This industry-consensus standard details necessary inspection and maintenance for commercial HVAC systems. It includes a series of checklists for varied types of commercial HVAC systems, that specify minimum tasks to be performed and recommended corrective actions.

Don Prather, ACCA technical services manager, said, “ACCA and ASHRAE revised the 2012 Standard to ensure it is easier to implement. We added language to help differentiate between inspection, maintenance, service, and repair tasks. We also eliminated ambiguities and clarified how maintenance programs are to be initiated and implemented.”

The 45-day public review period closes on April 16, 2018. The public review process allows anyone to comment on the revised standard. The ASHRAE project committee will respond to each comment unless the committee decides to submit a revised draft for another full public review.

A copy of the proposed Standard can be downloaded for free from

Send comments (with copy to to: Online Comment Database at

For more information please contact Todd Washam, ACCA director of industry and external relations, at or 703-824-8864.


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.