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Four Candidates Awarded Scholarships from the BCxA Scholarship Foundation

The BCxA Scholarship Foundation announced the award of scholarships to four individuals who applied to the foundation’s annual scholarship program. Jesse Addison Corzine was awarded $1,500 to continue pursuing his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Jesse has consistently made the Dean’s List while also working as a commissioning intern since July […]

Just arrived! New Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition, now in stock!

We are excited to offer the long-awaited, completely revised and updated Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition at a special introductory price right now! Significantly expanded from the 2nd edition published 10 years ago, this Handbook adds detailed instructions on New Construction (NCCx), Existing Building (EBCx), Ongoing (OCx), and Building Enclosure (BECx) commissioning. This edition offers […]

What is Building Enclosure Commissioning? Benefits and Tips

By Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP HEA loves to stay ahead of the curve – who doesn’t? This is why we’ve put a lot of effort into our newest service offering, Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx). This process will deliver an efficient building and can also keep your facility in tip top shape. What is Building Enclosure […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: August 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Drew A. Koenig, STAN & Associates, Inc., Dayton, OH Thomas Joseph Mulqueen, McKinstry, Portland, OR Stephen C. Sanford, […]

Education is for Everyone

by Craig A. Hawkins, CxA, CCP Where, or how, did you learn Commissioning (Cx)? Did you attend a college or trade school to learn how to commission building systems? Did you take a week-long Cx training course? Did you mentor under someone asserting their knowledge of commissioning? Are you self-taught, reading a Cx guidebook or […]

Commissioning for the Future: Demand Response, Microgrid Cx & PEER Certification

Commissioning is on the cusp of evolution beyond the single-building perspective, and expanding into commissioning a broader infrastructure where resilience, reliability, efficiency and performance form the basis for “smart cities” and sustainable portfolios. Read on to learn more about electrical ecosystems that will incorporate microgrids, district energy, demand response and other features into community and […]

BCxA President Pitts Report from the ASHRAE Summer Meeting and Association Updates

By Bruce Pitts, CPMP CSBA LEED AP, Principal – Wood Harbinger Standard 202 As BCxA president, I am now the BCxA representative to the ASHRAE Standard 202 committee—SSPC 300, previously known as SSPC 202. This is the continuous maintenance committee for Standard 202. Within its subcommittee structure, there is oversight on all ASHRAE standards and […]

Grow Your Business with Analytics: How to Leverage Data for Wider Margins

By Brice Kosnik, CEO and Co-Founder BuildPulse Moving away from project-based work and toward recurring revenue and long-term client engagement is a top priority for consultants and service-oriented companies. By thinking of your commissioning business as an ongoing partnership between advisor and client, you can stay relevant by providing continuous value while growing recurring revenue […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: June 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Taylor A. Thompson, RMF Engineering, Charlotte, NC CCP Renewals Thomas Anderson, Cx Associates, LLC, Burlington, VT Daniel Bryant, […]

Relationships and Trust Are the Key to Successful Cx Projects

 By John Villani, P.E., CCP, CEM, LEED AP “It is comforting to know you and your team are on board!” A project manager at one of our firm’s long-term university clients—a person we have worked with on many projects—recently sent me an e-mail containing that comment. “Wow,” I thought, “that’s quite a compliment!” As I […]