Video: Tomorrows commissioning, beyond MEP

This presentation focuses on the secondary systems and evolving practices such as Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) and the desire for buildings to have healthy air.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) May 24, 2023
Courtesy: CxEnergy

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the overall importance of fuel systems in reliability of the emergency power systems.
  • Understand basics and best practices for designing emergency power supply (EPS) fuel systems and what to include in construction documents.
  • Develop sequence of operations (SOO) for EPS fuel systems.
  • Know the single points of failure to look for during installation and acceptance testing of EPS fuel systems.

Video courtesy: CxEnergy


  • Stephen Shanks, CxA, BECxP, NDT Level III, Intertek
  • John Runkle, PE, Intertek

The practice of commissioning continues to evolve, and the global health emergency related to SARS-CoV-2 is one of the main drivers for this rapid change. Though the core systems of commissioning of MEP and controls are always integral to a commissioning project, this presentation will focus on the secondary systems and evolving practices such as Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) and the desire for buildings to have healthy air.

Adding to the complexity of this time of great change, some of these new project goals are in conflict with each other, as the techniques to improve air quality often leads to additional energy usage. If we have learned anything during this time of great change, it’s that Owner’s desire flexibility such that their buildings can adapt quickly to their changing needs. Some Owners are now looking at modular construction as a solution to maintain flexibility and decrease construction times.

However, the buildings still need to be commissioned, so we need to modify our practices to accommodate this off site construction. Whole building commissioning continues to evolve, and we must allow an owner to provide their stakeholders with assurance that they have effectively implemented best practices to improve the health, safety, resiliency and efficiency of their facilities. Through case studies, will help to show the changing landscape of commissioning and predict where the industry is headed.

CxEnergy is the premier conference & expo in commissioning, building technology, and energy management. CSE subscribers receive a 10% discount to the CxEnergy 2023 with promo code CSE10 (May 2-5, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX). Learn more and register.

CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA), and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC). Together, these Authorities in Building Performance represent over 600 member companies and 2,500 certified professionals in the testing, adjusting, and balancing, commissioning, and energy management industries.