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CCP / CCF Congratulations: October & November 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 Benjamin H. Andes, Grumman/Butkus Associates, Evanston, IL Andrew John Balmer, Welsh Commissioning Group, Auburn, WA Peter Bell, SMRT, […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: August & September 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 Phillip S. Allen, Peter Basso Associates, Inc., Troy, MI Adam B. Cheney, VIP Services, Inc., Ontario, Canada Thomas […]

Water and Energy Nexus – Why Cx Providers Should Care

Does water affect the building owner’s value chain in the design, construction, renovation, operation, and leasing of a commercial facility? Can commissioning providers work with owners to ensure that water is included in the design and construction of building systems and assemblies? Yes. Even though they’re not yet universal, water systems efficiency and commissioning are […]

CCP/ CCF Congratulations: March 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 Timothy Cordell, Integrated Commissioning Solutions, San Diego, CA Stephen C. Halsted, Whitman Requardt […]

What’s in a (Your) Name? Codes, Certs and IECC!

Now Is Your Opportunity to Comment Participate in the discussion that governs your profession! Get in touch with your AHJs. Ask them to support naming revisions in IECC hearings – Commissioning codes are on the brink of linking up with certification. For the first time, beginning July 1, 2016, the Washington State Energy Code will […]

Is A ‘Provider’ Equivalent to An ‘Authority’?

For years, the building industry has debated use of the word “authority” to describe professionals who conduct building commissioning. Most recently (again), discussion surrounds the legal use of “authority” to describe professionals who are not officially authorized through state licensure to be equal to the “Authority Having Jurisdiction” (AHJ) in a building project. Right now […]

Fire! Ice! NCBC Approaching Fast!

How does commissioning contribute to resource efficiency? Learn all about it at NCBC 2016: Energy Water Technology Whole building commissioning The theme this year, “Fire and Ice”, illuminates resource and efficiency challenges faced by the building community today through the experiences of building owners, designers and commissioning providers. The conference is scheduled in California, one […]

Serve Yourself: A Tempting Menu of Opportunities

Have you ever thought about designing your association? The BCxA is made up of voluntary benefactors who – one by one and as a whole – work to make the built environment better. Now is your chance to join with colleagues to help create the future of the association and your profession, spread the word […]

BCxA Rewards Excellence

Know someone worthy of recognition for achievement in building commissioning? Let us know! Each year at this time, we accept nominations for individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of commissioning. The BCxA bestows two different awards: the Benner Award and the President’s Award. Benner Award. In memory of commissioning industry champion Nancy […]

BCxA University Introduces Certificate Program

BCxA is proud to announce BCxA University and the new Commissioning Provider Certificate Program. BCxA has always been a trusted resource for Best Practices and training and education for commissioning providers (CxP). BCxA University offers learning opportunities for everyone in the building community and is especially valuable for people who are, or want to become, […]