CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
A framework for commissioning HVAC systems for sustainable IAQ, guidance and integrating emerging approaches and technologies with traditional commissioning services, customer case studies illustrating best practices and ROI.
Video: Unifying data from diverse systems and sources to enable wholebuilding analytics FDD and KPI analysis
An introduction to the concept of an IDL and the factors involved in achieving the necessary functionality to acquire and normalize data to support real-world applications.
The Commissioning Process offers opportunities to overcome challenges presented in unique spaces and help us deliver buildings with safe and functional food service facilities.
Interest in indoor air quality (IAQ) has increased substantially with COVID-19. Improved air cleaning techniques have been installed and their efficacy evaluated using IoT sensors.
Whether it’s a café in an office building or a full-scale restaurant, a meal is always nearby. When constructing large and complex facilities, the systems required for food service spaces are commonly overlooked.
Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) and performance testing are required and implemented on more projects than ever before.
The new NFPA 4 outlines the requirements for integrated testing of fire protection and life safety systems, which is now being adopted as a code requirement in Building and Fire Codes across the US.
This session will examine some of the rate structures commonly used by utility companies and various incentives with the use of submetering the value of BECx.
This presentation will show how a 1970’s era building was renovated into a net-zero building. This presentation goes through the process from the development of the owner project requirements through the selection of the design/construction team and finishing with the final product.
Video: Sustainability, decarbonization and electrification: Buzzwords or the future of the building performance industry?
Sustainability, decarbonization and electrification are appearing with increasing frequency in general and industry media. What do these terms mean in the context of our industry, and why are they important?
There are project design and construction related challenges that are encountered during the testing, adjusting, and balancing (TAB) process. This presentation offers solutions and ideas to help overcome challenges that will help optimize system performance and prove that design intent has been met.
Video: ACG building systems commissioning guideline spotlight: electrical distribution equipment terminology
Where the construction industry appears vague or lacking in guidance for defining terminology, this presentation intends to provide several means of clarifying one such term: electrical power distribution, or electrical distribution equipment.
A look at real-world examples from numerous commissioning projects, with an emphasis on issues found during integrated systems testing.
CxEnergy 2024 issued a call for abstracts for presentations for its commissioning conference on more than a dozen topics.
This presentation offers professional insights and strategies on provider topics, from system specific Cx deliverables, to managing teams and directing resources, to marketing and preparing requests for services.
Video: Integrating Energy Modeling and Building Commissioning with an Energy Management Information System to Optimize Building System Operations
This presentation explains how building commissioning (Cx) services validate, document, and ensure compliance with design intent for MEP systems.
Video: Go Beyond Traditional Cx Processes: Ensuring Mission-Critical Facilities are Operationally Ready
This presentation explains how unplanned outages or unprepared systems and staff can have serious consequences for ongoing operations.
Video: $1.2T Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) – Opportunities for Commissioning Agents 2022-2026
This presentation examines the role commissioning agents will play as the dollars start to roll out in FY22 and beyond?
This presentation will address how air entrained in a hydronic system fluid negatively affects the start-up, testing and balancing (TAB), commissioning (Cx) and more.
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.
A discussion on Federal building commissioning, high-performance building, guiding principles, approaches, documentation, lessons and more.
This presentation will provide a case study of the testing, adjusting and balancing process at a hyperscale data center project in Texas.
This presentation discusses the evolution of lighting controls, the current lighting control commissioning process, conflicting strategies, and common mistakes with this presentation.
This presentation will discuss some of the most common issues (and best practices) seen during commissioning of emergency power systems.
This presentation delivers a cross-cutting analysis of costs and benefits of energy analytic platforms spanning various construction vintages, mechanical systems, building end-uses, occupation patterns and technology providers.
This session highlights four trends that influencing the future of commissioning work and what that means in the short-and long-term.
This practical, information-packed session explains many of the key test and balance challenges—from practical system design considerations, to the TAB Process and more.
Video: Building Enclosure Fundamentals: Integrating Proper Building Enclosure Into the Design Process
This presentation highlights a process where the building enclosure commissioning authority or consultant can be integrated into the design process.
This session will look at commissioning and energy management through a sustainable lens, guiding participants through the different requirements for commissioning within various rating systems and finding a balance to integrating commissioning into all projects and show GHG reductions through reported energy savings.
This presentation examines a single-owner office building approximately 250,000 sq ft showing the project’s progress from the initial energy audit and its findings to today’s energy footprint.
Video: Looking to the Future: Embracing Total Cost of Ownership & Avoiding Unintended Consequences of Value Engineering
This presentation will discuss value engineering concepts and reality, TCO approach and examples of both successful integration of TCO to the project decisions and the unintended consequences of value engineering without a look to the future.
This session will examine how the scope of audits, condition assessments and strategic planning has expanded beyond evaluations for energy efficiency and equipment life.
This study is intended to contrast similarities and differences with guidelines and standards for electrical commissioning practices.
This sessions explains how fault detection & diagnostics (FDD) analytical software is growing in popularity as a tool to support monitoring-based commissioning.
This session examines practical case studies that demonstrate the day-to-day utility of leveraging real-time IAQ data.
This presentation explains the design and construction Cx-related issues, plus review the framework for commissioning and handover.
This session focuses on highlighting the core recommendations of the ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force (ETF) and move into an overview of the information in the building reopening guidance with regard to systems evaluation and mitigation strategies.
This presentation will provide an overview of commissioning a prison complex project from design through construction, warranty, and into occupancy.
This session will explore how commissioning providers use automated functional testing to improve project outcomes for both the owner and themselves.
As part of the rebuild process, Vermeer brought IMEG onto the team to provide commissioning services for the construction of a 500,000 sq. ft. Plant 7, 35,000 sq. ft. Eco Center, and a 4,500-ton campus chilled water plant.
Video: Reducing Energy 10% to 40% Utilizing Existing Building Commissioning Without Capital Investments
Engaging the services of a Professional Engineering firm to assist in achieving some level of energy reduction in their facilities is the first step to a sustainable energy plan.
The key to occupant safety, reduced energy costs, and maximized water use is ensuring hot water systems are operating at peak performance.
The core building is designed to accommodate tenants of a perceived type. Any changes to the type or the amount of occupants drastically affects performance.
A preliminary technical program was announced for CxEnergy 2023, which will cover many topics for commissioning experts, energy management professionals, MEP engineers, building owners and more.
Video: Integrating Meter Data, Equipment and Tariff Rates for ECM Identification, Assessment and Verification
Data is essential for energy efficiency efforts. Interval meter data has long been the primary focus of analysis in M&V and energy analysis.
This seminar looks at a project from a control contractor’s perspective to highlight challenges and why they are often the critical path for the commissioning process.
This presentation focuses on challenges developing the ASHRAE building and how they were addressed by the design and commissioning team in order to meet the project goals.
The author of an ASHRAE Journal article on the subject leads this session to explain the effects of cold weather (temperature change) on building static pressure measurement when the indoor and outdoor references at two different elevations.
After building enclosure commissioning and air barrier testing, the buildings far exceeded minimum air barrier air leakage requirements, performing nearly at ASHRAE "Tight Building" Standard level- providing significant energy savings well into the future.
This session discusses OPRs as important tools at a time of increased scrutiny (through local codes and rating systems) on performance related to resiliency, health, energy and carbon.
Cybercrime has become prevalent because it’s easy and it’s really profitable, generating more than $1.5 trillion in 2018 alone.
ASHRAE Standard 90.1–Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings–was recently overhauled to clarify commissioning requirements for the 2019 edition. Learn more about potential changes.
Today’s systems promise wireless communications, visual recognition and audio acuity sensed by a variety of triggers.
This course covers commissioning the expansion, the existing facility upgrade and associated BMS integration, through a blend of remote platform-based CX software, and traditional boots-on-the-ground means for Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba.
The coordination effort to achieve successful functional testing of a large hospital system can be overwhelming but it can be rewarding and valuable to clients if planned right.
This commissioning effort on two new medical office buildings for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta puts special focus on how additional effort did not sacrifice project profitability.
This course demonstrates how to develop a plan to defeat drift and ensure continuous savings in energy projects.
Video: “Balancing Act”: Strategies and Lessons Learned from Companies that Do Both TAB and Commissioning
Learn ways to promote combined services as a discounted approach and efficiently provide total system balancing and a complete building commissioning process.
The ability of critical systems to anticipate, resist, respond, adapt, and recover from a failure or disturbance – from natural disasters to intentional attacks to human error – can have huge consequences, and owners of critical facilities are adding formal resiliency plans to their risk management.
Learn how some energy management companies fail to achieve their goals, while others exceed them and what techniques they use to achieve success
IoT and cloud computing technologies enable pervasive building intelligence which improves indoor air quality (IAQ), occupant health and productivity while reducing energy usage,
There are challenges for the commissioning process with projects that have a phased turnover scheduled, but there are ways to mitigate them.
Commissioning has been increasingly integrated into codes and standards and there are tools commissioning authorities and code officials can use to support compliance with these codes.
Automated fault detection and diagnostics (AFDD) is a powerful tool in the fast-growing area of monitoring-based commissioning.
Consultants in commissioning, energy management, monitoring and verification analytics software is a powerful tool and it provides new service offerings to improve facility performance and eliminate drift.
Rivion assisted Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) with achieving the ENERGY STAR certification, becoming the largest office building ever to do so.
Cybersecurity is an important aspect of project implementation, and will become critical as information and operations technologies converge.
As droughts and other factors steadily increase the cost of water, conservation becomes increasingly important.
Commissioning electrical systems in mission critical facilities requires great care and planning and save clients the extreme costs from system outages due to improperly tested equipment or insufficient levels of testing
This session explains many of the key test and balance challenges — from practical system design considerations, to the TAB Process, to obtaining meaningful and useful data — that if properly addressed in cooperation with an independent TAB firm can ensure that any project goes smoothly
This case study presentation examines the challenges and rewards associated with making the Lombardo Center at Millersville University a net zero building.
This session will discuss why NFPA 3 was initially developed and how it evolved into a standard, who is involved in commissioning these systems and some common misconceptions related to commissioning them.
This presentation will discuss the “whole building” commissioning process, industry standards, and code requirements to show how a well-integrated BECx + MEP Cx process provides synergistic benefits to building owners and enhances building performance.
The presentation covers how to identify opportunities in central plant optimization and the steps to address inefficiency.
The Southeast Island School District (SISD) learned valuable lessons that led to improved Owner’s Project Requirements, revised design criteria, and important startup and operational criteria.
This list of commonly made mistakes and oversights illustrates a perfect storm of commissioning folly.
Quality of tunable lighting sources is shown in a way that can be easily specified based on performance.
Details are provided on the process of creating use case scenarios through to a thorough sequence of operations.
This presentation provides an overview of how taking a fieldtested approach and applying best practices can improve a system, providing energy savings and leading to better energy management.
This presentation demonstrates how commissioning activities were incorporated as early as possible into the construction schedule, reveals how Cx data was tracked to resolution, and highlights Cx activities for the stadium’s remarkable 1.2 million gallon rainwater retention and re-use system.
Orange County Public Schools is the ninth largest in the U.S. In 2009, OCPS initiated a commissioning program for new schools and major school additions limited to HVAC systems, construction and acceptance (testing) phase Cx services.
This session explores how advanced energy and building analytics software unlocks the power of BAS data to enable monitoring-based commissioning, giving owners and energy managers the insights to improve energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and equipment longevity.
This session will identify the types of buildings that require integrated system testing, and what model codes will require testing to be completed.
This presentation analyzes the implementation of the policy, covering issues including energy assessments, commissioning, and long-term goals like achieving carbon-neutrality.
This session—which includes two case studies—will discuss how PACE works, what types of improvements qualify and how much funding is available.
This presentation provides an overview of analytics and FDD. How they are implemented within BMS, how to use advanced analytics to predict facility issues, and how to use weather data to provide system control.
This presentation will focus on how HCA utilizes a Cx database to assist two commissioning agents with this workload.
This session will explore the results and findings of a 2018 update to the database and study, and discuss the challenges of accurate data gathering, particularly for ongoing and monitoringbased Cx.
This presentation educates design engineers, building O&M staff, and building owners about health concerns related to Legionellosis, a form of pneumonia caused by the Legionnella bacteria which lives in inadequately maintained building water systems.
This practical, information-packed session explains many of the key test and balance challenges—from practical system design considerations, to the TAB Process, to obtaining meaningful and useful data—that if properly addressed in cooperation with an independent TAB firm can ensure that any project goes smoothly.
This session examines current and proposed outcomebased code provisions (including recent guidance from the NIBS) and how Cx providers and others focused on energy performance can assist building owners in achieving goals.
This case study examines re-starting, re-commissioning, and optimizing an industrial gas chiller used for drying well-head natural gas.
This session provides attendees methods and techniques for integrating operational readiness services into existing Cx offerings.