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RESOURCES: BCxA/LBNL VALUE OF CX STUDY UPDATE!

By Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP, US Engineering Company BCxA International Board Member BCxA is collaborating with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) to update the 2009 Evan Mills study on the value of building commissioning.  The mission is to maintain the relevance of the premier resource on commissioning cost and benefit for commercial buildings. The […]

YOUR COMMITTEES

By Ryan Lean, Membership Committee Chair People have a tendency to miss seeing objects when their size is inconsistent with their surroundings, according to a study published in 2017. Expectations dramatically affect our ability to notice what’s around us. I found this study very interesting in relation to the value question we always ask ourselves […]

BCxA’s “Magnificent Seven” – 20 Years and Counting!

Twenty years ago, six men and one woman, mostly competitors, joined together to establish an association for the advancement of a fledgling building quality practice called commissioning. The Building Commissioning Association, then just a concept, was born – not without friendly debate, and eventually not without funding support from PECI and the Northwest Energy Efficiency […]

Hello 2018! From BCxA’s New President, John Villani

Dear BCxA Members and Associates, I am very honored and humbled to step into the role of BCxA’s President – joining past leaders such as Bruce Pitts, Bill McMullen, Mark Miller, Ed Faircloth, Carl Lundstrom, Mike English, and Michael Weiss, as well as commissioning industry giants like Craig Hawkins, Karl Stum, and David Sellers. I […]

2017 Wrap-up From Past President Bruce Pitts

Dear BCxA Members and Associates, It has been my great pleasure to serve the BCxA in many roles over the years. I’ve been fortunate to serve as a member of the Northwest Chapter Board, be elected to four 3-year terms on the International Board, and serve as your President in 2016-17. The BCxA has accomplished […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: Fourth Quarter 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Yaw D. Ankobiah, Delhaize America, Salisbury, MC Matthew Thomas Armstrong, Complete Commissioning, Inc., Baltimore, MD James R. Arthur, […]

10 Reasons Why We’re a 15-Year BCxA Member

By Jeffrey K. Conner, P.E./ CCP/ BCxP/ LEED AP – Grumman/Butkus Associates  About 15 years ago, I decided that as a “career enhancing next step” getting involved with a professional organization focused on building commissioning would be a great decision. As a corporate officer of a consulting engineering firm, becoming engaged in an outside organization also […]

Benefits of Steam Trap Surveys

Now’s the time to start thinking about your steam usage! Written By: Steven Johnson, Project Engineer, Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP When performing a steam trap survey on your building’s systems, owners/operators receive a comprehensive map of how efficiently their current steam systems are operating. A well-executed steam trap survey will also include a plan for […]

Just arrived! New Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition, now in stock!

We are excited to offer the long-awaited, completely revised and updated Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition at a special introductory price right now! Significantly expanded from the 2nd edition published 10 years ago, this Handbook adds detailed instructions on New Construction (NCCx), Existing Building (EBCx), Ongoing (OCx), and Building Enclosure (BECx) commissioning. This edition offers […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: July 2017

BCxA would like to congratulate the following individuals and organizations on achieving Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP) and Certified Commissioning Firm (CCF) designation. These individuals and firms join the ranks of the most qualified commissioning providers in the industry. Excellent work! New CCPs Michael Cox, CML International Qatar LLC, West Bay, Qatar Jonathan Frain, GHT Limited, Arlington, VA Truman “Trey” King, […]