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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]