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Letter From President Tom Poeling On Partnership, Passion and Presence

BCxA Members and Partners: As 2019 comes to a close, I want to provide a recap of some highlights we experienced this year as an organization. One of the coolest things about being in a leadership position with the BCxA is that you get to invite yourself to different conferences and meetings across the country. […]

Value of Commissioning – Current Market Drivers

Most of our readers know that recent BCxA/LBNL Value of Commissioning Survey and other Cx industry reports are available in their entirety here. In addition to Commissioning Giants, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, published the BCxA’s report summary of current commissioning market status in its October issue. Among the important aspects of commissioning, one of the hardest to […]

Letter from President Poeling

BCxA Members and Partners: Happy 2019!  I am honored and excited to serve you as the Building Commissioning Association’s President this year. Just so you know a little about my background, I spent 20 years as an energy efficiency consultant and a commissioning provider.  About 5 years ago, I took a position with a large […]

BCxA Scholarship Foundation Award

BCxA Scholarship Foundation is now accepting Applications!  Apply for scholarships to be awarded in early 2019. Applications are due no later than Friday, January 18, 2019. In 2018, the BCxA Scholarship Foundation was pleased to award $1,000 to Joyce Kelly, a scholarship candidate from Arizona who is her company’s Architectural Eco-Systems Specialist. Joyce’s experience in […]

Be Part of NEEA’s Paid NW Commissioning Market Survey

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which provided funding to help start up the BCxA more than 20 years ago, has conducted a commissioning market study of the NW region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana) annually for six years. The Cx survey enables NEEA to track and report on total commissioning square footage for the […]

We’re Advocating For You: Energy Exchange | Better Buildings Summit

Resilient-Efficient-Secure was the theme of this year’s Energy Exchange|Better Buildings Summit in Cleveland, Ohio. BCxA participated on the event’s planning committee, and we were also a proud Silver Sponsor and exhibitor. Our long-term partnership with FEMP in helping to plan and support this conference has allowed us the opportunity to advocate for commissioning on a […]

BCXA 20TH ANNIVERSARY: DID YOU KNOW?

The Original Commissioning Certification:  CCP 2002! In 2002, the BCxA foresaw the need to initiate best in class commissioning certification. We established a Certification Committee to oversee the process of creating a Cx certification that would demonstrate a candidate’s proficiency as a result of measurable education, experience, and a rigorous written examination. The Northwest Energy […]

ASHRAE Annual Conference, Houston: Cx Outcomes

BCxA was represented at the ASHRAE committee meetings this last week by staff and BCxA members.  The Technical Committee 7.9 (TC 7.9) Building Commissioning is knowledge resource (“cognizant”) for the following guidelines and standardASHRAE Guideline 0.2: The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies ASHRAE Guideline 1.1: HVAC & R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning […]

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 […]

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. […]