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California 2019 Energy Code – Nonresidential Building Envelope

Envelope (Enclosure) Code Presentation The 2019 California Energy Code, aka Building Energy Efficiency Standards—Title 24, became effective on January 1, 2020. Last month (June), the California Energy Commission released this comprehensive presentation on the nonresidential building envelope mandatory and prescriptive measures now in place. BECx Checklist for Air Leakage The CEC mandatory requirements include limiting […]

Meet Your BCxA University Core Training Team – Expert instructors, Essential Curriculum

Last year, BCxA University conducted on-site classes in cities across the U.S. and Canada, achieving record attendance. As we work to finalize the 2020 schedule, we thought you’d like to meet our core instructors – highly experienced CxPs themselves, with a passion for their profession and for educating others. This team provides hands-on instruction in […]

BECx Providers Note: NYC Is for The Birds

One of the unintended consequences of designing elegant, light-filled glass structures is that an estimated 100 million birds are killed annually in the US as a result of collisions with buildings. NYC Audubon estimates that up to 230,000 birds are killed every year from flying into the city’s buildings. On December 9, NYC Committee on […]

BCxA Members: Your 2019 Survey Results

The annual BCxA Member Survey, conducted in September, included responses from 32 states in the U.S., five provinces in Canada, and seven countries, representing members in these categories: Respondents were asked what percent of their business is conducted in each of four categories. Many firms provide multiple Cx services, as the numbers show: New Construction […]

Just arrived! New Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition, now in stock!

We are excited to offer the long-awaited, completely revised and updated Building Commissioning Handbook, 3rd edition at a special introductory price right now! Significantly expanded from the 2nd edition published 10 years ago, this Handbook adds detailed instructions on New Construction (NCCx), Existing Building (EBCx), Ongoing (OCx), and Building Enclosure (BECx) commissioning. This edition offers […]

What is Building Enclosure Commissioning? Benefits and Tips

By Horizon Engineering Associates, LLP HEA loves to stay ahead of the curve – who doesn’t? This is why we’ve put a lot of effort into our newest service offering, Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx). This process will deliver an efficient building and can also keep your facility in tip top shape. What is Building Enclosure […]