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What’s Different about Data Center Cx?

By: John Whitfield, VP Quality/Training, and Terry L. Rodgers, CPE, CPMP VP, Sustainable Operations Services, Primary Integration Solutions, Inc. Data centers have a high requirement for reliability and availability due to the necessity of continuous operations with designs and installations that are fault tolerant and allow for concurrent maintainability. This equates to a much higher […]

Meet Your 2017 Representatives!

The Building Commissioning Association is pleased to announce the recent election of four new Directors-at-Large joining the International Board of Directors. Election results for each of the Chapter Boards are also listed below. Please join us in extending hearty congratulations to these board members. Feel free to share welcome greetings – plus ideas for improving […]

Next-Generation Cx: Leveraging Data for Higher Value Services

by Brenna Buckwalter, BuildPulse   Creating connections between humans, data, and their work environment can result in an integrated approach to well-being, cost and energy savings that benefit everyone involved. Those connections, fueled by information, have the power to reduce workloads, enhance quality of service, and keep occupants comfortable – all while improving efficiency and […]

BCxA Scholarship Foundation Award Announcement

The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to four individuals who applied to the foundation’s annual scholarship program.  The Foundation received many highly qualified applicants this year.  Their commitment to building performance is inspiring and will help ensure the future of quality building design, construction and operation.  If you know someone who […]

BCxA State of the Assocation – Letter from the President

BCxA Members, Staff and Leadership have had a busy 2016. I’d like to take a moment of your time to summarize the progress we’ve made this year toward improving the commissioning profession as a whole for BCxA members, and share with you the initiatives for next year’s focus. 2016 in Perspective Standardization, Accreditation, and Certifications. […]

Association Update

Your BCxA staff has been busy over the past few months! Summer is over, and it’s time to gather up the association’s interests and harvest the autumn yield. Here’s what’s going on: Training Highlights: Staff has been completing the on-site trainings for the 2016 and planning next year’s training locations. BCxA classroom trainings now include […]

Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems

Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems Contributed by Bill McMullen, Business Unit Manager – Energy Solutions, Dewberry The term “commissioning” originated from a quality assurance process performed by military shipbuilders before ships were commissioned as active-duty vessels. Due to the high cost of failure, these sea trials were formulated as systematic tests and regulated checklists […]

Commissioning Industry Leaders Honored at 24th National Conference on Building Commissioning

Target Corporation & Craig Hawkins, CCP, CxA, McKinstry, Receives Industry’s Highest Honor   (left to right) Bruce Pitts, BCxA President; Liz Fischer, BCxA Executive Director; Trent Nelson, Target Corporation; Shane Schroeder, Target Corporation; Dan Forino, Horizon Engineering Associates LLP   (left to right) Bruce Pitts, BCxA President; Craig Hawkins, McKinstry; Liz Fischer, BCxA Executive Director Commissioning […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: July 2016

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 Joshua Harwood, McKinstry, Denver, CO Jason Ryan Hendrixson, E Cube, Inc., Boulder, CO Thomas C. Hutchison, Enreps LLC, […]

The BCxA is a Proud Sponsor of the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign

The BCxA is a Proud Sponsor of the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign – Join us today! Buildings are full of hidden energy savings that can be uncovered with the right analysis. With sophisticated software applied to everyday building operations, building owners are now reaping the cost-saving benefits of analytics. The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is […]