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From The Field: Persistence of Energy Savings

  A New study released by The Urban Land Institute and their Greenprint Center for Building Performance indicates a 30% reduction in carbon footprint since 2009 for buildings participating in ULI’s program. This is a great message for persistence. The study is worth a read for ideas for EBCx (and New Cx) measures. The largest […]

FROM THE FIELD: M&V — How To Do It Right

Lyn Gomes, PE, CCP, LEED AP, CLCATT kW Engineering I did a post-occupancy site visit for a job where the M&V component wasn’t designed very well. Our design review comments were not included and it wasn’t coordinated between disciplines. As a result, the problems never got fixed and still plague the project – over a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FROM THE FIELD EBCx: Plant Research Center Meets FDD and MBCx

If a facility is meeting occupant comfort requirements, are there reasons for EBCx? No matter where you are in the world, commissioning for better building performance matters. The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC) Phytotron is a two story, 33,583 SF controlled critical environment plant research laboratory in Australia. The building was constructed in 1962 […]

From The Field: Data Tagging

Data Tagging – It’s Really Very Simple Sarah Boll, High Performance Building Program Director for Utah’s Division of Facilities Construction and Management, and speaker at the 2017 NCBC Conference in Salt Lake City, was recently asked about Utah’s data tagging and analytics strategy. Question: “Is there someone in the initial design charette for new projects […]

CX CASE STUDY: MBCx TO OPTIMIZE SAVINGS, PERFORMANCE

Building type: Multi-tenant Office Gross floor area: 2,480,000 square feet Total buildings: 2 Energy Savings since installation of EMIS: 9% whole building energy savings MBCx Service provider: Sieben Energy Associates EMIS Tools: SkySpark by SkyFoundry and Business Energy Analyzer by ComEd Tishman Speyer, property owner and property manager of The Franklin in downtown Chicago, was […]

FROM THE FIELD: “Everything Looked Fine at First Glance”

Molly H. Dee, CEA, LEED GA, WELL AP, CPHC, is a Senior Project Engineer in the commissioning services group of Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) of New York City. JB&B is a corporate BCxA member whose Director of Commissioning, Ryan Lean, serves on the BCxA International Board of Directors. Molly and Ryan worked on a […]