Avoidance of poorly installed HVAC systems is best accomplished at the close of construction by having a building and its systems put "through their paces" with a well conducted commissioning process. "Methods For Automated And Continuous Commissioning Of Building Systems," a new research report released from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology Institute's 2lst Century Research (ARTI 2I-CR) program, is focused on developing key components to enable the development of tools that will automatically detect and correct equipment operating problems, thus providing continuous and automatic commissioning of the HVAC systems throughout the life of a facility. The final report can be downloaded atwww.arti-21cr.org.