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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 […]

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 […]

BCxA / BCCB Certification Update

The Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) has now taken the game changing step of revising and submitting its Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) certification policies, procedures, eligibility requirements, and testing mechanisms to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for international accreditation to the ISO 17024-2012 standard. The CCP is viewed as the most rigorous and distinguished […]

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 […]