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The Commissioning Process offers opportunities to overcome challenges presented in unique spaces and help us deliver buildings with safe and functional food service facilities.
Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) and performance testing are required and implemented on more projects than ever before.
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 introductory presentation seeks to provide a basic understanding of ESG concepts and insights into the ramifications of changing procurement parameters affecting independent third-party commissioning provider (CxP) and energy management service operations. Discussion of ESG business opportunities for CxPs and EMPs is also included.
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.
Electrical engineers need to know where and how a source isolation switch (SIS) might be deployed as well as the concept of “battery first” to optimize sustainability.
Most electrical engineers know about UL 1008: Transfer Switch Equipment, and they need to learn about UL 3008: Automatic Interconnection Switches for Emergency Systems.
Understand what is different in a battery energy storage system (BESS) application versus a generator application.
A battery energy storage system (BESS) is often seen as an emergency source, as are generators. But what are the pros and cons? See video.
Increased demand for renewable energy is driving the adoption of battery and photovoltaic design requests.
Electrical engineers are focusing on cabling and wiring, generators and transfer switches. What else is on the horizon? See video.
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.
Atkore Inc. a leading global provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions, announced the winner of its $100,000 Win the Truck of Your Dreams sweepstakes. See video.
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.
Tate Byers from Lennox Commercial touched on several HVAC topics at the annual AHR Expo.
Catie VanWormer from Cleaver-Brooks looks at boiler designs and trends
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.
Cummins Power Generation’s Q Range of generators expands the options for many applications in the European market
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.
At IPS, Stephen Lane is tasked with working directly with clients and internally with the team to develop simulation models to support sites worldwide
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.
Which electrical option is more appropriate?
The Cummins microgrid lab was built for the configuration, testing and validation of microgrid power systems
Dr. Scott Strudwick with Cummins Inc. looks ahead at key market drivers, plus insights on how new technologies will change the power generation business
Jose Torres from RMF Engineering looks at how engineers designing rural hospitals must get full buy-in from the maintenance staff when specifying new equipment or upgrading older systems
Gary Johansen, VP of Engineering with Cummins, looks at the past 10 years of genset testing, and where we’ll be in the future
Dewberry’s Kevin McNiff provides insights on office buildings, specifically their HVAC systems
Stan Everett, managing principal of Salas O’Brien’s offices in Georgia, Florida and North Carolina, looks at how new technologies are changing the way we think about office buildings
Ankush Kumar, president of SPX Global Cooling, provides details on what to expect in HVAC going forward
Two experts from Henderson Engineers explain how hospitals are setting trends in building electrification
Darren Harvey of Smith Seckman Reid provides insight on how the health care industry has shifted since COVID-19 began
Wissam Balshe, Cummins, provides an overview of new technologies in the electrical engineering industry.
Danna Jensen from Certus Consulting Engineers talks about how global issues affect the design of hospital electrical systems
Lauren Graham explains what you are looking at when you see the different parts of your chilled water system.
Decarbonization and resiliency are core topics for Dewberry’s John Fleming
Technology is leading the way on college and university campuses
Geospatial Analyst Colin Flynn explains machine learning
Two mechanical system design experts take a holistic view of chillers and chilled water systems
At the AHR Expo in Las Vegas, Deana Fu shared information about where the HVAC industry is headed
Peter Basso Associates’ Dennis Sczomak takes a look at chillers and chilled water systems, and how integrating then with other HVAC elements plays a role
CADD Technician Isaac Nazario Penaloza explains Revit in about 90 seconds.
In this conversation with Aaron Szalaj from Stanley Consultants, hear how designers can help their clients select the most appropriate smart building technologies
DLR Group’s Roger Chang talks about a host of topics as they relate to government buildings
Affiliated Engineers’ Matt Flanders discusses technology and telecom is at relates to buildings
Illuminart’s Robert White shares insights about lighting design trends. See video.
Vassilis Skardis from Salas O’Brien provides an overview of what mechanical engineers should expect when working in schools
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.
Dewberry Project Manager Daniel Maas explains smoke testing in about 90 seconds.
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.
Brian Brickhouse, President, Americas, Electrical Sector, Eaton, discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Bhavesh Patel, Vice President Global Marketing at ASCO, a Schneider Electric Company, discusses how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic
Three things you need to know about the engineering industry right now
Chilled beam technology can improve the performance of energy intensive buildings such as hospitals. See video.
Consulting engineers must attend continuing education sessions to stay involved, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Amara Rozgus
Consulting engineers have been keeping busy during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Amara Rozgus
Learn how some energy management companies fail to achieve their goals, while others exceed them and what techniques they use to achieve success