Workshops

 

Life Cycle Cost-Based Filter Operation
David Sellers, PE
Friday, December 3, 2021

8:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT

5 AIA/CES Learning Units

$300 BCxA Members | $475 Non-Members

Live via Zoom Meetings

“Filter loaded with dirt and debris”  What a common commissioning and maintenance issue identified across all building types!  But what is the true cost of filters?  Is the same-old approach of filter changes via scheduled maintenance tasks really the best way?  After all, filters aren’t cheap, and what’s the harm of a little more use or a less efficient filter? 

Using the techniques discussed in this workshop:

  • Operators can reduce maintenance budgets and unnecessary labor costs
  • Commissioning providers can provide additional value to their systems manual and ongoing cx results
  • Engineers can make a case for improved filtration means

David Sellers demonstrates an approach to HVAC filter replacement – Life Cycle Cost-Based Filter Operation.  By optimizing the timing of replacements, the energy, labor, first-cost, and waste stream impacts are also improved.  Attend the workshop to learn the value of the life-cycle cost approach, how to apply an assessment tool to identify options, and understand filter performance in relation to MERV efficiency ratings.

The class begins with a lecture introducing the topic and explaining the concept, including case study data. David will demonstrate a free tool that allows attendees to perform the best life cycle cost analysis for filters in the HVAC systems they encounter. Next, attendees will work interactively and apply the tool to assess the impact of using a life-cycle cost-based approach.

Register


We are pleased to offer our two-day New Construction and Existing Building Commissioning courses in a virtual learning environment. Our senior instructors have reshaped these classes to accommodate online learning while remaining interactive and engaging. With these courses, you get the same high-quality training—from your own convenient location.

Please note: Our two-day New Construction and Existing Building Commissioning classes can be combined for a four-day training at a special discounted rate. These are offered consecutively during the same week for those seeking a more intensive learning opportunity. For company discounts to send five or more employees, please contact Sheri Adams at 971-245-6069.

Read below for course schedules, regional locations, and registration information.

BCxA New Construction Commissioning (NCCx) – 2 Days

BCxA Existing Buildings Commissioning (EBCx) – 2 Days

Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) – 1 Day

New Construction Commissioning

This course is qualified for 9 AIA/CES learning units.

This class is designed to lead attendees through the New Construction Commissioning (NCCx) process phase by phase so that they understand the goals and benefits of commissioning (Cx), and the roles and responsibilities of all the stakeholders in the Cx process. BCxA’s field-experienced subject matter experts lead team discussions focused on the NCCx Process, including deep dives into the How Who, and Why of design reviews and writing functional tests. Attendees will learn the importance of all the deliverables in the NCCx process for the owner including:

  • Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR)
  • Basis of Design (BOD)
  • Commissioning Plan
  • Issues Log
  • Systems Manual
  • Final Commissioning Report

This class is designed for anyone seeking to enter the commissioning field who has experience in the building industry, including:

  • Anyone seeking to enter the commissioning field who has experience in the building industry
  • Facility owners, facility maintenance organizations, property managers, architects, and other industry stakeholders interested in understanding the NCCx process

Course Schedule

TBA

Cost

Single class:
$350 (members)

$450 (non-members)

Both classes:
$630 for NCCx and EBCx (members)

$810 for NCCx and EBCx (non-members)

Existing Building Commissioning

This course is qualified for 9 AIA/CES learning units.

Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) is an effective way to gain optimal performance, and improve occupant safety and comfort in a previously built facility. In today’s economy, owners are looking for ways to keep their buildings healthy, decrease utility costs, reduce maintenance costs, and improve occupants’ working environment. This EBCx training focuses on the What, Why, and How-To of EBCx. Participants receive comprehensive instruction on each phase of the existing building commissioning process, based on BCxA’s Best Practices, taught by professionals with extensive industry experience.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify what buildings and systems are ideal for the existing building commissioning process.
  • Describe the benefits and goals of the EBCx process.
  • Analyze facility performance through a systematic process that includes establishing a baseline, performing energy calculations, reviewing documentation, and conducting functional testing.
  • List all deliverables the owner will receive during the EBCx process and identify the contents in each.

This class is designed for anyone seeking to enter the commissioning field who has experience in the building industry, including:

  • Commissioning providers
  • Facility owners
  • Operations and maintenance staff
  • Property managers
  • Architects
  • Other industry stakeholders interested in understanding the NCCx process

Course Schedule

TBA

Cost

Single class:
$350 (members)

$450 (non-members)

Both classes:
$630 for NCCx and EBCx (members)

$810 for NCCx and EBCx (non-members)

Building Enclosure Commissioning

This course is qualified for 5.5 AIA/CES learning units.

This seminar introduces the Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) process by outlining key quality-based tasks that achieve a successful building enclosure. The seminar focuses on BECx activities from predesign to occupancy and operation. Topics include: defining the building enclosure and performance requirements, developing the Owner’s Project Requirements; creating the BECx plan; critical building science and architectural issues to address in design review and specifications; construction observation; and performance verification testing. The seminar also describes how an Owner’s risk can be reduced by undertaking BECx, LEED V4 BECx requirements, and commissioning goals. The intended audience includes building owners and developers, architects, engineers, construction managers, contractors, and commissioning providers.

Course Schedule

TBA

Cost

$250 (members)
$350 (non-members)

 

Combined New Construction, Existing Building, and Building Enclosure Training 

All courses combined is qualified for 23.5 AIA/CES learning units.

Take advantage of additional discounts by participating in the week long training, including the full NCCx, EBCx and BECx courses.

 

Course Schedule

TBA

Cost


$855 (members)
$1,135 (non-members)

 

 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Registration refunds will be provided minus a $75.00 cancellation fee for refund requests received in writing via email to info@bcxa.org two weeks before the event. No refunds will be given after this date. Travel and accommodation cancellations remain the sole responsibility of the individual.