Dear CxEnergy attendees, ACG, EMA & AABC members:

On Monday (3/9), we announced in good faith our intention to continue with CxEnergy based on the information available at the time, and committed to continue monitoring the situation. As you know, the situation is evolving daily (if not hourly), with new concerns and safety precautions being issued by the federal government, state and local governments, and other leadership throughout the country. In the interim, we have continued to hear from all of you about your concerns related to this ongoing public health crisis.

Unfortunately, it has now become clear that we cannot move forward with CxEnergy 2020 as the large, in-person conference that you have come to expect. This has been a difficult realization; however, your health and well-being are our top priorities. Instead, we will attempt to re-purpose as much of the conference material as possible into a virtual format. Based on recent events, we are confident this is the only possible action during these difficult and unexpected times.

A non-exhaustive list of factors that prompted this conclusion include the following:

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) officially characterizing COVID-19 as a pandemic, and a growing sense that the spread of the virus has not yet been well controlled (reported by NPR on 3/11/20)
  • The San Diego County Public Health Officer issued orders prohibiting all public or private “large gatherings” and restricting all non-essential personnel from entry into any hospital or long-term care facility serving seniors (effective Friday, March 13, 2020)
  • The recommendation from the Governor of California and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that gatherings larger than 250 people should be postponed or canceled to safeguard public health (on 3/11/20)
  • The declaration of a national emergency by President Trump on 3/13/2020
  • Cancelations or suspensions of a long list of events (appended below, as reported by CNET on 3/12/20)*
  • A growing number of speakers, and virtually all our instructors, unable to attend because of company travel bans
  • A growing number of attendees and exhibitors canceling either because they are unable to travel, or are concerned about their own health, their families, or public health in general

ACG staff, in coordination with the leadership, will take all reasonable steps to minimize any losses to ACG from the various financial commitments made in connection with CxEnergy.

Regarding attendees and registrations:

  • For conference-only attendees who registered with a promo code: no action is necessary other than canceling your hotel reservation, if applicable.
  • For conference-only attendees who paid for their registration (including TAB seminar, Mission Critical Workshop, golf, and tours): these will be refunded over the next 2 weeks to the payment method you used. We ask for your patience as this will take some time.
  • For CxA workshop & EMP seminar attendees: we will be in touch with you in the next 2 weeks to discuss your options for pursuing your certification.

Virtual CxEnergy 2020: we will be reaching out to all confirmed CxEnergy 2020 speakers to inquire about their willingness to provide their presentations either live online as part of a virtual conference, or recorded and released online. In this way, we hope to capture the 32+ hours of knowledge and continuing education, for CEU and general educational purposes. Please stay tuned for more information as we work out the logistics of this possibility.

We are enormously disappointed that this action was necessary, and that we will not be able to bring all of you together in person this year for what has become a true community of commissioning, energy, and testing professionals. Thank you as always for your continued support and association with ACG, EMA, and CxEnergy.

We appreciate your patience during this time and will address any additional questions you may have as quickly as we are able.

Sincerely,

ACG Headquarters Staff


*List of event cancelations referred to above (as reported by CNET on 3/12/20):
  • National Basketball Association (NBA) season (originally scheduled through 4/15/20)
  • NCAA Basketball Conference Tournaments and “March Madness” Tournament (originally scheduled through April 6, 2020)
  • PGA Golf Events (scheduled through April 5, 2020)
  • Major League Soccer (MLS)
  • National Hockey League (NHL)
  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival rescheduled to October 2020, and the Ultra Music Festival in Miami postponed until next year
  • Tribeca Film Festival (scheduled to run April 15, 2020, through April 26, 2020), announced within few hours after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that any large gatherings of 500 people or more would be prohibited starting Friday at 5 PM ET, a decision that also meant shutting down Broadway’s theater industry
  • WonderCon Anaheim 2020 (scheduled for April 10-12, 2020 in Anaheim, CA), announced March 12, 2020, with reference to the California Department of Health recommendation to cancel or postpone events of more than 250 people;
  • Etc., etc.

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2020 Schedule
CxEnergy 2019 ProgramCxEnergy 2020 Abstract SubmissionAll technical sessions of CxEnergy 2020 will be submitted to AIA under LU/HSW category.
Monday, April 6
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.CxA Workshop (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.EMP Seminar (Day 1)

Tuesday, April 7
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.CxA Workshop & Exam (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.EMP Seminar & Exam (Day 2)
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.AABC Test & Balance Seminar
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception in the Exposition Hall

Wednesday, April 8
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Opening Plenary Session
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.“Meet & Greet” with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Luncheon in the Exposition Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Reception in the Exposition Hall

Thursday, April 9
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Brown Bag Luncheon
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Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) Workshop & Exam

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$650 (includes application fee, workshop & exam)
Note: Individuals who are interested in CxA certification must submit a completed CxA Application in advance of the test date to get approved to take the CxA exam.
 

CxA certification is open to independent industry professionals who meet all education and experience prerequisites and implement commissioning processes in new and existing buildings.

The CxA exam is a four-hour, closed-book exam consisting of 130 multiple-choice questions. The exam tests candidates on elements of the commissioning process, as well as general understanding of building systems and how commissioning fits in with the construction process. ACG recommends that all candidates thoroughly study the ACG Commissioning Guideline to prepare for the exam. Other reference materials are also available. Individuals who are attending CxEnergy may also want to register to attend the Workshop as final preparation for the exam.

Download the CxA Candidate Handbook for comprehensive information regarding the CxA certification program, including how to apply for certification and prepare to take the new examination.

Download CxA Application Form
View ACG Commissioning Guideline
Register

Energy Management Professional (EMP) Seminar & Exam

Monday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 25, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$1,150 (includes application fee, seminar & exam)
Note: all required documentation must be submitted with the application in order to qualify for certification.
 

The Energy Management Process Seminar is designed to help candidates understand the energy management process and how it can be applied and serves as the final preparation for the Energy Management Professional (EMP) exam.

This program is based on the process described in the Energy Management Guideline. The detailed, phased process uses a data-driven approach and is designed to achieve maximum energy efficiency while ensuring optimal building performance. The Energy Management Professional (EMP) designation raises the bar for energy-related certifications. The EMP is a “master’s degree” for individuals who provide independent energy services and have not only a deep understanding of energy concepts, but also an intimate, hands-on understanding of how building systems operate.

Download EMP Application Form
View Energy Management Guideline
Register

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On-line registration available Nov. 3, 2014, please check back or email us and we’ll contact you. Anna@Commissioning.org

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2018 Technical PresentationsFinal 2019 Event ProgramAll technical sessions of CxEnergy 2018 are approved by AIA under LU/HSW category.
Monday, April 23
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.CxA Workshop (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.EMP Seminar (Day 1)

Tuesday, April 24
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.CxA Workshop & Exam (Day 2)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.EMP Seminar & Exam (Day 2)
8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.AABC Test & Balance Seminar
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.CxA Gap Session for Recertification
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Welcome Reception in the Exposition Hall

Wednesday, April 25
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Opening Plenary Session
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.“Meet & Greet” with Sponsors & Exhibitors
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Luncheon in the Exposition Hall
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Reception in the Exposition Hall

Thursday, April 26
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.Registration and Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Concurrent Technical Sessions
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Brown Bag Luncheon
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Contact Us

Questions about CxEnergy 2020?  Please contact a staff member below if you have any questions.

Sales and Marketing: Anna Kosova, Event Manager, anna@commissioning.org

Meeting registration and Meeting logistics: Cyndie Graddy, Meeting Planner, meetings@commissioning.org.

Membership and Certification: Gus Chijioke, Membership & Certification Coordinator at gus@commissioning.org.

Accounting: Azzizah Moore, azzizah@commissioning.org

Or you may contact ACG Headquarters at info@commissioning.org or call 202-737-7775.

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