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FROM THE FIELD: EBCx Market Investigation

EBCx: Survey, Impact Analysis and Charts Courtesy of Ryan Alexander Hallowell, Author Ryan Hallowell recently completed his Master of Science (Energy) thesis at Texas A&M University. His paper, “Existing Building Commissioning: Exploration of Use and Impacts,” will be a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge around the commissioning profession and quantification of its impact on cost […]

BCxA 20th Anniversary: Did you know?

The Start of Something Special: Regional Chapters In 2002 the BCxA started its Chapter Development Committee. The mission of the committee was to guide and assist in the formation of new chapters and support and interface with existing chapters in their growth and development for the betterment of BCxA. They were tasked to: Develop New […]

FROM THE FIELD: NR CANADA Cx SURVEY

2018 Cx Market Survey Analysis and Charts Courtesy of National Resources Canada National Resources Canada (NRCan) conducted a pair of interrelated Cx market surveys in the spring of 2018, to assess the current uptake of new construction (NCCx) and existing building (EBCx) Cx services across the commercial sector. One survey targeted Cx practitioners, the supply […]

Member Spotlight: Tracey Jumper CCP, LEED BD+C, Jump-Start Building Commissioning

In 2011, we interviewed BCxA member Tracey Jumper, who had just been recognized by the National Engineers Week Foundation as one of only 14 people to be honored by New Faces in Engineering as an up-and-coming building professional. At that time, we asked Tracey, “where do you see yourself in 10 years?” She replied that […]

FROM THE FIELD: New Uptime Institute Survey

The Uptime Institute has published its Eighth Annual Uptime Institute Data Center Survey, just in time for the 8th Annual Southeast 7×24 meeting on Tuesday October 2, 2018. The BCxA Southeast Chapter and 7×24 Exchange Carolinas Chapters are partnering once again to sponsor the all-day event at the NASCAR Hall Of Fame in Charlotte, North […]

We’re Advocating For You: Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit

Resilient-Efficient-Secure was the theme of this year’s Energy Exchange|Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. BCxA participated on the event’s planning committee, and we were also a proud Silver Sponsor and exhibitor. Our long-term partnership with FEMP in helping to plan and support this conference has allowed us the opportunity to advocate for commissioning on a […]

SPOTLIGHT ON MARKET PARTNERS: CxAlloy

CxAlloy has grown up as a BCxA Market Partner. Starting in 2012 at our annual conference, CxAlloy has participated in our annual conference as an exhibitor every year, and has sponsored the BCxA Conference (formerly NCBC) as well. CxAlloy was originally developed as an in-house commissioning tool by WorkingBuildings, LLC, an Atlanta engineering firm and […]

FROM THE FIELD EBCx: Plant Research Center Meets FDD and MBCx

If a facility is meeting occupant comfort requirements, are there reasons for EBCx? No matter where you are in the world, commissioning for better building performance matters. The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC) Phytotron is a two story, 33,583 SF controlled critical environment plant research laboratory in Australia. The building was constructed in 1962 […]

Certified Commissioning Firm – What it Means to McKinstry Co.

McKinstry’s New Certified Commissioning Firm Certification What kind of organizations elect to become Certified Commissioning Firms (CCF)? Here’s a look at one CCF from the inside out. McKinstry Co. has been a sponsor and supporter of the BCxA since the Association’s very beginnings. Craig Hawkins, Commissioning Project Director, is a BCxA Founder and a Certified […]

From The Field: Data Tagging

Data Tagging – It’s Really Very Simple Sarah Boll, High Performance Building Program Director for Utah’s Division of Facilities Construction and Management, and speaker at the 2017 NCBC Conference in Salt Lake City, was recently asked about Utah’s data tagging and analytics strategy. Question: “Is there someone in the initial design charette for new projects […]