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BCxA Launches New Advocacy Committee: Industry Alliances, Codes, Standards, Guidelines, Policies, Legislation

A core group of BCxA members and leadership met for the first time last week to review and provide feedback on a draft charter for the purpose, scope of work, chair and membership requirements, and 2020 goals for the Advocacy Committee. Focus of the Advocacy Committee will fall into two major categories: (1) Advocacy for […]

Philadelphia Building Tune-Up Law Passes Unanimously

As of November 21, owners of commercial buildings larger than 50,000 SF in Philadelphia are now required to conduct regular building tune-ups to improve energy efficiency performance, which will advance the city’s efforts to achieve its clean energy goals. Philadelphia is a member of the City Energy Project, a joint initiative of the Natural Resources […]

BECx Providers Note: NYC Is for The Birds

One of the unintended consequences of designing elegant, light-filled glass structures is that an estimated 100 million birds are killed annually in the US as a result of collisions with buildings. NYC Audubon estimates that up to 230,000 birds are killed every year from flying into the city’s buildings. On December 9, NYC Committee on […]

Canada’s New EE Policy Scorecard: First Annual Scorecard, Ranked by Province

Efficiency Canada, a grant-based research organization of Carleton University and its allies, published Canada’s first-ever Provincial Energy Efficiency Policy Scorecard in November, ranking each province on its performance in acquiring energy savings. The Provincial Scorecard, similar to the annual U.S. ACEEE state-by-state scorecard, assesses efficiency policies and performance in energy efficiency programs, enabling measures, buildings, […]

Be Part of NEEA’s Paid NW Cx Survey: Your Response = $150 Visa Gift Card

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which provided funding to help start the BCxA more than 20 years ago, is conducting its 8th annual commissioning market study of the NW region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). The survey enables NEEA to track and report on total Cx square footage for the region and by state, […]

Letter From President Tom Poeling On Partnership, Passion and Presence

BCxA Members and Partners: As 2019 comes to a close, I want to provide a recap of some highlights we experienced this year as an organization. One of the coolest things about being in a leadership position with the BCxA is that you get to invite yourself to different conferences and meetings across the country. […]