A proposed guideline establishing a uniform procedure for producing systems manuals for building owners and operators is open for public comment until June 2.

Proposed ASHRAE Guideline 1.4P, The Systems Manual for Facilities, covers planning, design, construction, testing, training, operation, and commissioning for new, renovated, and existing facilities, equipment, and assemblies.

“Establishing a uniform procedure for transmitting the design, construction, testing, and operational information to building owners and operators is critical to the proper and efficient operation of facilities,” Gerald Kettler, chair of the Guideline 1.4P committee, said. “Guideline 1.4P provides the structure and procedures for the transfer and maintenance of that information. It also is intended for use as operator- and occupant-training information.”

To read the draft guideline and submit comments, visit www.ashrae.org/publicreviews.