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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 […]

2017 BCxA/LBNL Value of Commissioning Study: October Update

Purpose of the Study The BCxA and LBNL are collaborating to produce a long-awaited update to the study “Building Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions“, last revised by Evan Mills in 2009. The purpose of the study is to update the metrics that establish the value of the commissioning industry. […]

Grow Your Business with Analytics: How to Leverage Data for Wider Margins

By Brice Kosnik, CEO and Co-Founder BuildPulse Moving away from project-based work and toward recurring revenue and long-term client engagement is a top priority for consultants and service-oriented companies. By thinking of your commissioning business as an ongoing partnership between advisor and client, you can stay relevant by providing continuous value while growing recurring revenue […]

What’s Different about Data Center Cx?

By: John Whitfield, VP Quality/Training, and Terry L. Rodgers, CPE, CPMP VP, Sustainable Operations Services, Primary Integration Solutions, Inc. Data centers have a high requirement for reliability and availability due to the necessity of continuous operations with designs and installations that are fault tolerant and allow for concurrent maintainability. This equates to a much higher […]

Association Update

Your BCxA staff has been busy over the past few months! Summer is over, and it’s time to gather up the association’s interests and harvest the autumn yield. Here’s what’s going on: Training Highlights: Staff has been completing the on-site trainings for the 2016 and planning next year’s training locations. BCxA classroom trainings now include […]

CCP / CCF Congratulations: June 2016

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 Christopher Bulatewicz, McKinstry, Denver, CO Rick DeMarinis, CTA Architects Engineers, Helena, MT Mandeep Singh, E Cube, Inc., Chicago, […]