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Industry Partnership: MBCx Best Practices Recognized at BCxA Conference

Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) and analytics featured strongly at the recent BCxA conference, so it was fitting that the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign (SEAC), with the BCxA as an Organizing Partner, chose this venue to recognize partners for their outstanding efforts. Amy Jiron of the U.S. DOE and Hannah Kramer of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab highlighted […]

Advocacy and Outreach: Present Yourself!

Advocacy by BCxA leaders is part of the Association’s mission and we are determined to get the word out. In October, in addition to the annual Conference on Building Commissioning, President John D. Villani co-presented at ASHRAE Illinois Chapter and ASPE Chicago Product Show, and Sylvain Duprey presented at BOMA Montreal. Ben Talbot and John […]

FROM THE FIELD EBCx: Plant Research Center Meets FDD and MBCx

If a facility is meeting occupant comfort requirements, are there reasons for EBCx? No matter where you are in the world, commissioning for better building performance matters. The High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC) Phytotron is a two story, 33,583 SF controlled critical environment plant research laboratory in Australia. The building was constructed in 1962 […]

CX CASE STUDY: MBCx TO OPTIMIZE SAVINGS, PERFORMANCE

Building type: Multi-tenant Office Gross floor area: 2,480,000 square feet Total buildings: 2 Energy Savings since installation of EMIS: 9% whole building energy savings MBCx Service provider: Sieben Energy Associates EMIS Tools: SkySpark by SkyFoundry and Business Energy Analyzer by ComEd Tishman Speyer, property owner and property manager of The Franklin in downtown Chicago, was […]

FROM THE FIELD

By Candice Rogers, Paladin, Inc. As major organizations have raced to embrace “smart” buildings, they have discovered that merely adding sensors, hardware and software are not enough for a building to deliver on its intelligent potential. As designers and installing contractors have attempted to harness the Internet of Things for buildings, they have run up […]

Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems

Persistent Commissioning: Maximizing Existing Monitoring Systems Contributed by Bill McMullen, Business Unit Manager – Energy Solutions, Dewberry The term “commissioning” originated from a quality assurance process performed by military shipbuilders before ships were commissioned as active-duty vessels. Due to the high cost of failure, these sea trials were formulated as systematic tests and regulated checklists […]