New NCCx/ACP Training & Certificate Package

The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) and the Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) are partnering to offer you a $250 discount on the New Construction Commissioning (NCCx) 2-day class and Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP) exam as a package if taken together. You not only earn a certificate of completion for the course, but also an official […]

BCxA Northeast: building award winners!

Congratulations to the Northeast Chapter’s 2018 Building Project Award winners, announced at their Annual Meeting in January! The awards are given to both the commissioning firm and project owner to receive recognition for their focus on improving building performance through the commissioning process. New Construction Cx: NY Presbyterian Hospital – David H. Koch Center Owner: […]

Persistence of savings: ComEd EBCx, a Wisconsin nonprofit firm that merged Seventhwave and Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation effective January 1, has published, “Persistence of Savings from Retro-Commissioning Measures: A field study of past ComEd retro-commissioning projects.” The study includes primary research (building audits and equipment testing/performance measurement) and literature search results of persistence by measure and by energy savings […]

ACP / CCP / CCF Congratulations: February 2019

BCCB would like to congratulate to the following individuals and organizations for achieving Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP), 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. Great work! ACP / CCP / CCF Congratulations New ACPs Adam Tischner, […]

Owners: Your Buildings Are Not Getting Simpler

Editorials are meant to influence opinion and promote critical thinking — essentially, an opinionated news story. We added this section to The Checklist to allow for articles that reflect our market, and provoke thought or action. If selected, your article may either contain a byline or be anonymous. By Andy Cooper, CCP, NEBB BSC, BECxP, […]

The K-Factor: Calibrating VAV Box Airflow

Why Do We Care? By Lyn Gomes, P.E., CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT Project Manager, Director, BCxA International Board Airflow reported at the variable air volume (VAV) box is actually a measure of total pressure. It gets converted into an airflow by a multiplier, commonly called k-factor, that is generated during test and balance (TAB). K-factor […]