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ASHRAE 2019: Building Our New Energy Future

This year ASHRAE President Sheila Hayter is promoting a platform for Building Our New Energy Future, emphasizing the importance that buildings, distributed generation, smart grid and smart building controls hold in that future. The BCxA continues to leverage partnerships to work towards the shared goal of achieving that New Energy Future. Buildings are now the […]

Project Haystack “Connections”

Project Haystack, which is partnering with ASHRAE to develop naming conventions for the proposed ASHRAE Standard 223P: “Designation and Classification of Semantic Tags for Building Data,” recently published its 62-page quarterly, “Connections.” An article by Marc Petock describes how to develop a data management plan for accurate building performance analytics, with guidance for collection, sorting […]

Chapter Events – Southwest Chapter

Rocky Mountain High One of the goals of the Southwest Chapter is to improve outreach to the design and construction community. The Southwest Chapter recently purchased booths at two local conferences in Denver – Rocky Mountain Green, and Rocky Mountain ASHRAE Technical Conference) to network with consultants and owners and educate conference attendees on the […]

Tag, You’re It! How Do You Think “Semantic Tagging Will Affect Cx?”

Naming conventions plague the building design and construction industry. ASHRAE and industry partners have formed a committee to develop national and international standardized meaning and tagging that will ease the language barrier across building automation and control platforms. The resulting proposed Standard, ASHRAE 223P “Designation and Classification of Semantic Tags for Building Data,” is scheduled […]

BCxA NE Summit – Programs, Technology, Tools and Hockey!

By Mike Eardley, PE, CCP, BCxA Northeast Chapter President The 10th annual Northeast Chapter Commissioning Summit took place in Buffalo, NY this year. The Summit kicked off on March 21st with presentations on Utility Program Updates from two major regional utilities – Ken Kujawa, Regional Manager of National Grid and Casey Mastro, Project Manager at NYPA – […]