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Final(ly)! LBNL/BCxA Cx Costs and Savings – 2004/2008/2018, 1500 North American Buildings

We are pleased to announce that on August 27th Elsevier (Science Direct) published the peer-reviewed final paper, Building Commissioning Costs and Savings Across Three Decades and 1500 North American Buildings. This paper is the result of a two-year collaborative effort between Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and the Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) to acquire, analyze […]

EMIS Field Evaluation Protocol – Now Available for Use

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is coming to a close after four years. During this Campaign, supported by the BCxA as an Organizing Partner, LBNL has developed a more consistent, standardized approach, “Field Evaluation Protocol v2.0,” for Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS). EMIS are combined hardware and software products that […]

Advocacy, Leadership and Mentoring – Building the Next Generation

By Liz Fischer, BCxA Executive Director As Executive Director of the BCxA I spend a fair amount of time advocating for our members and the commissioning profession. As an organization we also have members who act as liaisons to other industry associations, committees and boards, and we promote commissioning throughout the building community and regulatory […]

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 […]