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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 […]

Enablers and Barriers to EMIS: LBNL Survey 2019

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) conducted a survey of Smart Energy Analytics Campaign (SEAC) participants and supporters over the summer to “define next steps for future collaboration with building owners and industry.” Owners and supporting partners were asked what elements have been the most helpful enablers, barriers, and what they think is necessary to mainstream […]

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 […]

BCxA Market Study – Value of Commissioning

The Building Commissioning Association (BCxA) is proud to announce publication of the “Value of Commissioning Market Survey Report.” BCxA partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to produce a two-part update to the 2009 study, “Building Commissioning: A Golden Opportunity for Reducing Energy Costs and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions.” A goal of this partnership was to produce […]

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 […]

THE VALUE OF COMMISSIONING: Evaluation, Results and Drivers

We all know there is value in commissioning, but HOW MUCH? The BCxA has collaborated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) over the past year to conduct two surveys – “market issues” and “building project data.” The purpose of this project is to update the findings of the Evan Mills 2009 study to reflect today’s […]

GIMME FIVE! VALUE OF CX UPDATE

By Tom Poeling Many thanks to our commissioning providers and utility partners who have provided hundreds of project case studies for the Value of Commissioning Study. Almost 30 commissioning providers and five different utility companies have provided hundreds of case studies. BCxA is collaborating with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) to update the 2009 Evan […]

BCXA/LBNL VALUE OF COMMISSIONING STUDY – FEBRUARY 2018 UPDATE

By Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP, US Engineering Company BCxA International Board Member BCxA is partnering with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) to update the 2009 Evan Mills study on the value of building commissioning.  This update will provide you with the current statistical evidence validating the economic and market value that commissioning delivers. Our […]

BCXA/LBNL VALUE OF COMMISSIONING STUDY – JANUARY 2018 UPDATE

By Tom Poeling, PE, CEM, CCP, US Engineering Company BCxA International Board Member BCxA has partnered with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) to update the 2009 Evan Mills study on the value of building commissioning.  This update will enrich statistical evidence validating the economic and market value that commissioning delivers. Please participate to bring current […]