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Congratulations, BCCB Certificants! New and Renewing – June & July

The Building Commissioning Certification Board (BCCB) is pleased and proud to congratulate the following Associate and Certified Commissioning Professionals, and Certified Commissioning Firms: New Associate Commissioning Professionals (ACP) David Matuschak, Page, Houston, TX Nate Taylor, Stephen Turner Inc., Providence, RI Ruben Guillen II, McKinstry, Irving, TX   New Certified Commissioning Professionals (CCP) Alexander Metschke, Specialized […]

New USC Master’s Program – Advanced Design and Construction Technology (ADCT)

To prepare engineers and other professionals for the technology- and data-driven future of construction, the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering has launched a new master’s program in Advanced Design and Construction Technology (ADCT), one of a handful of schools offering graduate studies in the field, such as Arizona State University’s online master’s […]

Building Enclosure – That’s a Wrap!

A recent article in BD+C Magazine, “Building Wrap and the Code; What you Need to Know,” cites International Building Code and ASTM codes, and describes the International Code Council-Evaluation Service’s evaluation criteria for building “wrap” (also known as WRBs, a popular method of protecting building enclosures against moisture intrusion). The article also lists key performance […]

EMIS Field Evaluation Protocol – Now Available for Use

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is coming to a close after four years. During this Campaign, supported by the BCxA as an Organizing Partner, LBNL has developed a more consistent, standardized approach, “Field Evaluation Protocol v2.0,” for Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS). EMIS are combined hardware and software products that […]

“Deep Green” Gets New Green Light – Healthy Buildings for People and Planet

On July 16, Canada Green Building Council launched a new initiative designed to rally support for a green recovery that includes green building. Industry leaders have lent their support to encourage government decision-makers to direct stimulus spending toward green building initiatives. According to CaGBC, research shows that stimulus spending on green building and progressive policies […]

LEED 4.1 “Safety First” – O&M Pilot Credits for Re-Entry

Four new Safety-First Pilot Credits have been created in response to the pandemic. The credits outline how LEED will support recovery efforts as businesses and communities prepare for post-pandemic life. The USGBC will refine the Safety Credit recommendations as needed and is welcoming feedback. Re-Enter Workspace. Space preparation; workforce preparation; access control; social distancing; green […]

Up in the Air – OCx and COVID-19

Energy efficiency. Greenhouse gas emissions. Indoor air. Outdoor air. Systems, metrics and benchmarks…Local Law 97 is complicated. New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act LL97 requires buildings of more than 25,000 square feet to meet the first set of mandated energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals by 2024, or face major incremental fines every year. The […]