Chapter Events – Southwest Chapter

Rocky Mountain High

One of the goals of the Southwest Chapter is to improve outreach to the design and construction community. The Southwest Chapter recently purchased booths at two local conferences in Denver – Rocky Mountain Green, and Rocky Mountain ASHRAE Technical Conference) to network with consultants and owners and educate conference attendees on the benefits of building commissioning. At each event we raffled off a BCxA Commissioning Handbook, won by a school facilities technician from Austin, Texas and a representative from the University of Wyoming.

Pictured at the Rocky Mountain Green conference are Southwest Chapter board members Tracey Whaley (President) and Noah Welshans (Director).

Rocky Mountain Green (RMG) is a regional conference that promotes sustainable buildings in the region.  This year, RMG was collated with the Green School Conference and Expo. In addition to sustainability consultants and engineers, there were a number of K-12 building owners from across the country in attendance.

School representatives from Maryland, Virginia, Florida, and Nevada expressed an interest in the BCxA and commissioning. One school explained that he hired engineers to do Cx but were not satisfied with the results because the O&M staff still needed to spend a week with the engineer to review issues and develop a plan of action. He is looking to implement MBCx with the hope that more training on MBCx software can create better direction to resolve issues rather than to have more intensive O&M staff reviews and meetings.

Rocky Mountain ASHRAE Technical Conference offered a great opportunity for discussions with design engineers, commissioning providers, TAB contractors and other exhibitors. Many were not aware of the full menu of resources that the BCxA provides, and were interested in our programs of upcoming webinars, training courses, and resources.

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