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Codes and Standards – ASHRAE 90.1-2019 Revised Updates

ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2019 incorporates all of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016 and addenda with more than 100 changes, many related to commissioning. Specific updates for building enclosures, lighting, renewables, mechanical, IT, energy budgeting, modeling and energy efficiency. Commissioning, verification and testing requirements are updated to be consistent with ASHRAE/IES Standard 202. A code update at the National […]

Value of Commissioning – Current Market Drivers

Most of our readers know that recent BCxA/LBNL Value of Commissioning Survey and other Cx industry reports are available in their entirety here. In addition to Commissioning Giants, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, published the BCxA’s report summary of current commissioning market status in its October issue. Among the important aspects of commissioning, one of the hardest to […]

2019 Commissioning Giants – Annual Survey

As a media partner with Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE), we’re pleased to see that the magazine’s Commissioning Giants Annual Survey includes a high percentage of BCxA members. In fact, the Top 25 commissioning firms include 20 corporate and/or individual BCxA members, plus two of four firms in Tetra Tech’s High-Performance Buildings Group. According to CSE survey […]

BCxA Members: Your 2019 Survey Results

The annual BCxA Member Survey, conducted in September, included responses from 32 states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, and seven countries, representing members in these categories: Respondents were asked what percent of their business is conducted in each of four categories. Many firms provide multiple Cx services, as the numbers show: New Construction […]

2-Day Hands-On Technical Cx Workshop: Electric League of the Pacific NW

The Electric League of the Pacific Northwest is hosting a 2-day Technical Commissioning Workshop on Oct 23-24, 2019, from 8am-5pm each day in Seattle, WA. The Building Commissioning Association’s senior commissioning providers, Bruce Pitts and David Sellers, team up to provide instruction based on their combined expertise in commissioning and hands-on teaching. The class includes […]

Annual 2019 Energy Efficiency Report: 2019 ACEEE State Scorecard Is In!

On October 1, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) published its annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, ranking all 50 states for energy efficiency achievements in four major categories that directly affect the commercial building industry: Utility and public benefits Building energy efficiency Combined heat and power (CHP) State government initiatives The annual […]

Building Commissioning Certification Board: Congratulations, New and Renewing Cerificants!

The BCCB is proud to congratulate the following individuals and organizations for achieving or renewing ANSI-accredited Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), Associate Commissioning Professional (ACP), and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms demonstrate their commitment to the highest standards and best practices in the commissioning profession: New ACPs George Gerrit Essenberg, Bath Commissioning, […]

BCxA Annual Conference: Just…WOW!

Is it really possible to say that three days of education and professional activities were perfectly fun? Yes! From the annual Scholarship Foundation golf tournament to full pre-conference workshops, from the Annual Dinner and entertainment to building awards and technical education, this year’s BCxA Annual Conference was a spectacular success. We had more than 50 […]

Building Commissioning Association Presents 2019 Building Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2019 Contact: Nicole Gardner – Marketing & Events Manager, Building Commissioning Association Telephone (877) 666-2292 Email ngardner@bcxa.org Website www.bcxa.org BEGIN### BUILDING COMMISSIONING ASSOCIATION AWARDS 2019 BUILDING AWARDS Hillsboro, ORE, October 1, 2019– The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) has awarded the 2019 Building Awards recipients. The BCxA distributed seven total awards […]