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The 24th Annual NCBC – A Reunion of Friends

NCBC has always been about more than sitting down for a handful of seminars and conference sessions – it’s a reunion of friends, a chance to make new ones, and the opportunity to shape an industry. This year’s 24th Annual National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC) was no exception. The kickoff to this year’s conference […]

It’s Time to Celebrate CCP!

It’s Time to Celebrate! Congratulations to the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) on their Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) accreditation with ANSI! The BCCB was granted this prestigious recognition by building the CCP certification on the International Standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024:2012, along with adopting the Job Task Analysis and Eligibility Requirements from the Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: May 2016

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Erik Dyrr, Guttman & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers, Chico, CA Glenn Hatch, Brady Services, Greensboro, NC David Lawry, Group […]

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 […]

CCP/ CCF Congratulations: April 2016

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent Work! New CCPs David Michael Balzer, MBP Carolina Inc., Raleigh, NC Thomas Boyer, MBP Carolina Inc., […]

Spotlight: Dan Forino

Not every New York kid gets to design a fire hydrant, but that’s what Dan Forino did for his first college engineering internship. His next internship included getting out into the field with a forensic team, where he realized that fieldwork and troubleshooting were much more interesting for a guy who doesn’t like to sit […]

CCP/ CCF Congratulations: March 2016

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent Work! New CCPs Timothy Cordell, Integrated Commissioning Solutions, San Diego, CA Stephen C. Halsted, Whitman Requardt […]

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 […]

Now Available: BCxA 2016 New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices

The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is proud to announce the publication of the revised 2016 New Construction Building Commissioning Best Practices. In the five years since the first edition was published in 2011, new construction commissioning has matured as an industry practice resulting in changes that have further defined the commissioning process. The 2016 edition […]