Working Together Toward a Common Cause

Committees are the lifeblood of the BCxA.  By volunteering on teams that best fit their skills and interests, committee members help advance the field of building commissioning, enhance the BCxA’s reputation and stature, and improve the built environment. In return, they get professional growth and recognition, an enhanced peer network, and expanded business opportunities.

What attracts you to the BCxA? How would you like to add value? What’s changing in your world that you’d like to share with your profession? You can be sure there’s at least one BCxA committee that wants to hear from you.


Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee is composed of BCxA members who volunteer to act on behalf of the Association to (a) identify and evaluate new or revised potential legislation, codes, standards and policies that may affect the practice of building commissioning, and (b) establish and maintain liaison relationships with organizations considered by the BCxA Board of Directors to be industry allies, market and/or technology partners.

If you are interested in being a voice for the commissioning profession and ensuring that the practice of commissioning is accurately represented at city, county, state, national and international levels, this is the committee to join.

Committee Chair Liz Fischer
Advocacy Committee Charter
Advocacy Committee Volunteer Application

Awards Committee

Interested in helping to recognize leaders in Cx and projects that follow best practices? This committee is where you can offer your support.

This committee is responsible for the development and management of all BCxA Awards. The mission of this committee is to evaluate how best to recognize and support the individuals, companies, and/or programs that are outstanding in their practice, support, and promotion of excellence in building commissioning.

The committee also establishes awards for those in BCxA who have gone above and beyond on behalf of the Association. Committee members develop criteria for awards and the rating process to select awardees. This committee recommends the development of new and retiring awards to the BCxA Board of Directors.

Committee Chair John Penney

Awards Committee Charter
Awards Committee Volunteer Application

Best Practices Committee (BPC)

Want to help shape what quality Cx looks like in the industry? Offering your expertise to this committee will help the BCxA ensure that we have well-documented and frequently updated best practices.

This committee is made up of three subcommittees: New Construction Best Practices, Existing Building Best Practices, and Ongoing Commissioning Best Practices. Select the subcommittee that highlights your expertise.

Each subcommittee is responsible for updates and regular maintenance of these documents. They also are responsible for additional resources, templates, and checklists. The subcommittee lead works with the committee chair on the review of standards, codes, and legislative agendas as needed.

Committee Chair Karl Stum

BPC Charter
BPC Vounteer Application

Conference Planning Committee (CPC)

Event planning is fun! This committee creates the themes for our BCxA Annual Conference annual commissioning conference—the longest-running conference of its kind—and then works with the staff to select and review topics, presentations, and speakers.

With a focus on critical industry issues and the future of building performance, this is a committee full of creativity and drive to bring up-to-the-minute knowledge to cohorts across the industry. We’re looking for individuals who have ideas and know-how to present information in audience-engaging session formats.

Committee Co-Chair Lyn Gomes
CDC Charter
CDC Volunteer Application

Education and Training Committee (ETC)

This committee is a pillar of the BCxA’s identity. We work hard to ensure that our trainers provide the best educational experience on a variety of platforms. This committee is made up of three subcommittees: Online Certificate Program, Classroom Training, and on-demand Professional Development.

If you are a subject matter expert interested in developing curriculum, or you have a desire to educate and train others, this is the place for you. Our Professional Development subcommittee is responsible for webinars, TechTalks, and peer-reviewed articles for The Checklist and other publications.

Online Training Committee Chair: 
In-Classroom Training Committee Chair: Craig Hawkins
Professional Development Committee Chair: Bruce Pitts
ETC Charter
ETC Volunteer Application

Marketing and Outreach Committee (MOC)

There are lots of ways to be involved in this important committee. Your experience and industry knowledge will further our mission, contribute to growing our market presence, and attract global audiences.

This broad-based committee is perfect for people with great ideas who know how to “make it so” within and outside the Association, for marketing BCxA activities, special campaigns, technical and educational materials, and overall messaging.

Your valuable skills in writing, social media, and promotion/public relations will be more than welcomed by this committee!

Committee Chair Tom Poeling
MOC Charter
MOC Volunteer Application

Membership Development Committee (MDC)

Nothing is more important to a professional association than providing value to its members. This committee strives to communicate and manage the criteria for membership, and institute programs for the development and retention of members.

This committee keeps a finger on the pulse of our diverse member community to build products and services that deliver meaning and purpose to our membership while meeting our mission.

Committee Chair Ryan Lean

MDC Charter
MDC Volunteer Application