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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 […]

Project Value ImprovmentT (PVI) – Where Does Cx Fit? Everywhere!

According to a McKinsey industry report, “there is an art to project delivery…but another component can also provide greater efficiency and effectiveness to all projects. Project value improvement (PVI) rigorously identifies tools, management practices, and capabilities that optimize a project’s financial value from early concept to front-end engineering design (FEED).” PVI relies on early input […]

TVD IN IPD: What’s in your Bucket? – Value Informs Cost

Last week, a principal architect at SRG Partners published an essay focused on Target-Value Design (TVD) as an element of lean integrated project delivery (IPD), especially in design/build contracts. She says it is “a way to break the project budget into smaller buckets of money and then designing to meet the smaller buckets. You begin […]

Energy Efficiency Decision-Making – A Relationship Opportunity for Commissioning Providers

As we know, deciding to invest in energy efficiency isn’t arbitrary. Three researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA conducted a survey to find out more about how Class B and C office building owners make that decision, and why. Not surprisingly, the most frequent reason for not investing was uncertainty. Yes, they’re looking […]

USGBC’S Peer Rating System – Microgrids and Portfolio-Scale Sustainability Projects

By Wayne A. Dunn, PE, PEng, LEED AP – Principal, E.W. Dunn (content edited) Join BCxA’s Board Member, Wayne Dunn, for his webinar September 9th describing the approach and benefits of the USGBC/GBCI third-party rating system known as PEER: Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal. What’s in it for commissioning providers? A lot! This is a […]