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Get Ahead of Technology Transitions – DOE Commercialization Projects

Building technology research and transitioning to commercial applications is accelerating. Last week, the U.S. DOE announced more than $20.1 million in federal funding for 58 projects, supported by their Office of Technology Transitions Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF). Some of the projects are specific to EERE’s Building Technologies Office and may affect commissioning trends and tools. […]

NEEA Cx 2019 Report – Long Term Monitoring and Tracking (LTMT)

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), which provided original funding to help start the BCxA years ago, and its consultant The Cadmus Group (a BCxA corporate member), conducted its annual commissioning market study of the NW region (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). The Long Term Monitoring and Tracking (LTMT) survey enables NEEA to track and […]

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 […]

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 […]

NYC Local Law 97 – Beyond Cx, Audits, Rating and Benchmarking

New York City again takes the lead with the City’s new Local Law 97, which establishes an Office of Building Energy and Emissions Performance to regulate and implement laws, policies, protocols, assessment methods, programs and actions such as: “Overseeing implementation of building energy and emissions performance laws and policies for existing buildings, new construction and […]

BCxA Presents Value of EBCx – Building Data and Market Survey

At the ASHRAE Annual Conference this week, BCxA President Tom Poeling presented an overview of EBCx-specific building data, along with snippets of our forthcoming market study results, from the Value of Commissioning study conducted in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL). Among the conclusions are that EBCx energy savings, outside of utility programs, could […]

Mass Save EBCx Incentive Plans

A pay-for-performance energy efficiency structure can be used as a primary pathway for customers pursuing existing building commissioning and monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx). The MASS Save 3-year (2019-2021) plan for improving energy efficiency across the state of Massachusetts includes “Strategic Enhancements and Major Innovations — Expedited Paths to Capture Operations & Maintenance Savings & Retro-Commissioning.” Massachusetts […]

Want a better building? Do this.

Editorials are meant to influence opinion and promote critical thinking — essentially, an opinionated news story. We added this section to The Checklist to allow for articles that reflect our market, and provoke thought or action. If selected, your article may either contain a byline or be anonymous. by Justin D’Arcy, PE, and Sumeta Sachdeva, […]

FROM THE FIELD: EBCx Market Investigation

EBCx: Survey, Impact Analysis and Charts Courtesy of Ryan Alexander Hallowell, Author Ryan Hallowell recently completed his Master of Science (Energy) thesis at Texas A&M University. His paper, “Existing Building Commissioning: Exploration of Use and Impacts,” will be a significant contribution to the current body of knowledge around the commissioning profession and quantification of its impact on cost […]

FROM THE FIELD: NR CANADA Cx SURVEY

2018 Cx Market Survey Analysis and Charts Courtesy of National Resources Canada National Resources Canada (NRCan) conducted a pair of interrelated Cx market surveys in the spring of 2018, to assess the current uptake of new construction (NCCx) and existing building (EBCx) Cx services across the commercial sector. One survey targeted Cx practitioners, the supply […]