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We’re Advocating for You: Oregon Reach Codes

New Oregon “Reach” Codes  On August 1, the Oregon Building Codes Division met to finalize adoption of new Oregon Reach Codes.  The adoption of the 2018 IECC standards, plus Oregon amendments that exceed 2018 IECC for commercial structures. The Oregon Reach Codes are voluntary and are intended to achieve greater levels of energy efficiency. They […]

ASHRAE Annual Conference, Houston: Cx Outcomes

BCxA was represented at the ASHRAE committee meetings this last week by staff and BCxA members.  The Technical Committee 7.9 (TC 7.9) Building Commissioning is knowledge resource (“cognizant”) for the following guidelines and standardASHRAE Guideline 0.2: The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies ASHRAE Guideline 1.1: HVAC & R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning […]

WE’RE ADVOCATING FOR YOU! Cx in the Marketplace: The Smart Analytics Campaign

Major energy savings. Improved maintenance. Solid data management. BCxA is a proud Organizing Partner in this Campaign, which recognized five organizations for their exemplary implementation of Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) in the 2nd Annual Spring Awards. Participants have earned significant benefits from their installation of EMIS, and their use of these tools in their […]

WE’RE ADVOCATING FOR YOU! Certification: Louisiana Legislature

On April 9th, the Louisiana House of Representatives passed Bill No. 748, Occupational Licensing Review Act which recommends that “Individuals possessing a ‘certification’ from a voluntary program shall not utilize the term ‘certified’ as a title.” Our concern, as with other ANSI-accredited certifying organizations, was that the Certified Commissioning Professional designation would be disallowed in […]

WE’RE ADVOCATING FOR YOU!

Meeting with leaders who support the advancement of commissioning is inspiring. Between sponsoring and attending the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS) Building Innovation Conference, participating in the ASHRAE Winter Conference, and working with the US DOE Energy Exchange Planning Committee, we’ve been able to work face to face with people who want to influence […]