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BCxA Annual Conference: Post-Script – Brutally Honest Letter to a Speaker

By Lyn Gomes, P.E., CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT, BCxA Conference Chair kW Engineering Brutal honesty: I attended your conference presentation because I had to (room monitor/moderator). BUT I’m really glad I did. And yes, I don’t do high-rises. I got a lot out of it anyway (3 pages of notes for a 1 hour presentation!) […]

Editorial: The Very Real and Sad Truth About Codes and Commissioning

Editorials are meant to influence opinion and promote critical thinking — essentially, an opinionated news story. We are adding a section to The Checklist to allow for occasional articles that reflect our market, and provoke thought or action. If selected, your article may either contain a byline or be anonymous.  BCxA President John Villani has offered […]

2019 Vermont Commercial Building Energy Standards

John Penney, BCxA International Board member, brought to our attention the standards activities of Public Service Vermont this year. Vermont, a leader in energy efficiency, undertook a sweeping review of its Commercial Building Energy Standards (CBES) and has produced proposed standards, significantly based on IECC 2018, that are expected to be adopted in March 2019, […]

THE VALUE OF COMMISSIONING: Evaluation, Results and Drivers

We all know there is value in commissioning, but HOW MUCH? The BCxA has collaborated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) over the past year to conduct two surveys – “market issues” and “building project data.” The purpose of this project is to update the findings of the Evan Mills 2009 study to reflect today’s […]

FROM THE FIELD: EBCx Market Investigation

EBCx: Survey, Impact Analysis and Charts Courtesy of Ryan Alexander Hallowell, Author Ryan Hallowell recently completed his Master of Science (Energy) thesis at Texas A&M University. His paper, “Existing Building Commissioning: Exploration of Use and Impacts,” will be a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge around the commissioning profession and quantification of its impact on cost […]

FROM THE FIELD: NR CANADA Cx SURVEY

2018 Cx Market Survey Analysis and Charts Courtesy of National Resources Canada National Resources Canada (NRCan) conducted a pair of interrelated Cx market surveys in the spring of 2018, to assess the current uptake of new construction (NCCx) and existing building (EBCx) Cx services across the commercial sector. One survey targeted Cx practitioners, the supply […]

Member Spotlight: Tracey Jumper CCP, LEED BD+C, Jump-Start Building Commissioning

In 2011, we interviewed BCxA member Tracey Jumper, who had just been recognized by the National Engineers Week Foundation as one of only 14 people to be honored by New Faces in Engineering as an up-and-coming building professional. At that time, we asked Tracey, “where do you see yourself in 10 years?” She replied that […]

FROM THE FIELD: New Uptime Institute Survey

The Uptime Institute has published its Eighth Annual Uptime Institute Data Center Survey, just in time for the 8th Annual Southeast 7×24 meeting on Tuesday October 2, 2018. The BCxA Southeast Chapter and 7×24 Exchange Carolinas Chapters are partnering once again to sponsor the all-day event at the NASCAR Hall Of Fame in Charlotte, North […]

We’re Advocating For You: Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit

Resilient-Efficient-Secure was the theme of this year’s Energy Exchange|Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. BCxA participated on the event’s planning committee, and we were also a proud Silver Sponsor and exhibitor. Our long-term partnership with FEMP in helping to plan and support this conference has allowed us the opportunity to advocate for commissioning on a […]

SPOTLIGHT ON MARKET PARTNERS: CxAlloy

CxAlloy has grown up as a BCxA Market Partner. Starting in 2012 at our annual conference, CxAlloy has participated in our annual conference as an exhibitor every year, and has sponsored the BCxA Conference (formerly NCBC) as well. CxAlloy was originally developed as an in-house commissioning tool by WorkingBuildings, LLC, an Atlanta engineering firm and […]