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RFP/Q Solicitation and Whole Building Commissioning

By John Runkle, PE – Vice President, Intertek Thanks to the hard work of many groups and individuals (e.g. BCxA, LEED), Commissioning has grown from a military nautical quality acceptance term to a practice that allows our buildings to function better. Despite this decades long growth in the practice of Cx, significant mystery remains on how […]

Existing Building Commissioning: A Case Study

This article was originally published in Papyrus. Papyrus is IAMFA’s magazine, which is published three times a year and features new technological developments that showcase museum construction/ refits and keeps membership up to date on all things IAMFA. Authors: Ryan S. Lean, PE, LEED AP, CCP Molly H. Dee, LEED GA, WELL AP JB&B The […]

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 […]

How Does The National Agenda On Resiliency Affect Your Commissioning Business?

By Liz Fischer, Executive Director With a new focus on federal regulations, resilience, cyber security and how the federal budget is spent, I wonder what the impact will be on the profession and practice of building commissioning. Does it – can it – affect your profession? Yes it can, it does, and it will. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Proven Strategies to Improve Mission Critical Chiller Performance in Existing Facilities

by Kenny Reed, PE, CxAP, CEM, Senior Commissioning Agent – HDR This commissioning study of a clean research lab demonstrates how planning, investigation and targeted commissioning implementation can improve chiller performance in a mission critical environment. Learn how trend analysis, sequence of operations investigation, and ongoing performance measurement have led to a significantly more reliable […]

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 […]

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 […]