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Up in the Air – OCx and COVID-19

Energy efficiency. Greenhouse gas emissions. Indoor air. Outdoor air. Systems, metrics and benchmarks…Local Law 97 is complicated. New York City’s Climate Mobilization Act LL97 requires buildings of more than 25,000 square feet to meet the first set of mandated energy efficiency and emissions reduction goals by 2024, or face major incremental fines every year. The […]

Education is for Everyone

by Craig A. Hawkins, CxA, CCP Where, or how, did you learn Commissioning (Cx)? Did you attend a college or trade school to learn how to commission building systems? Did you take a week-long Cx training course? Did you mentor under someone asserting their knowledge of commissioning? Are you self-taught, reading a Cx guidebook or […]

RFP/Q Solicitation and Whole Building Commissioning

By John Runkle, PE – Vice President, Intertek Thanks to the hard work of many groups and individuals (e.g. BCxA, LEED), Commissioning has grown from a military nautical quality acceptance term to a practice that allows our buildings to function better. Despite this decades long growth in the practice of Cx, significant mystery remains on how […]

MY BCxA-BUILT TRAINING DEPARTMENT

By Candice B. Rogers, MBA, CCP, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, PALADIN As president of a mid-size firm specializing in building commissioning, I am constantly working to hone our competitive edge. After all, we are pursuing a finite number of potential clients in a state with several reputable firms, so we must maintain a distinct point of difference. […]