CxEnergy 2022 Proposed Abstracts for Preliminary Program

Preliminary Technical Program

CxEnergy technical presentations will be approved for the following CEUs: AIA (LU), USGBC LEED General Education CE, CxA, EMP CE, and AABC (TBE & TBT) CE.

Overcoming Challenges with Core and Shell Commissioning

Adam Herzer, BCxP, CEM, CxA, PEM, LEED AP, Fitwel Ambassador, Paladino & Company

In the commercial sector developers build the shell of building with all required HVAC for the future of the building once they gain tenants that outfit their internal space. By doing so it has become a challenge due to multiple factors, some of the factors are listed below:

  • The core building is designed to accommodate tenants of a perceived type. Any changes to the type or the amount of occupants drastically effects performance.
  • The scheduling of the fit outs for those tenants may not allow the building’s mechanical systems to perform at all. In some cases, operating in low loads will reduce the life span of that equipment.
  • Engineers, Developers, and Contractors only see their scope of work. Not taking account the full maturity of the building’s construction.

This presentation will go over examples that myself and/or colleagues experienced while either designing, installing, or commissioning a core and shell or tenant out-fit. In addition to the historical information, I will discuss what was done to overcome the challenges as well as  discuss lessons learned with a good plan of action timeline.

Learning Objective 1:
Describe case study examples with real life problems.

Learning Objective 2:
Provide engineers, owner’s reps, and commissioning agents methods for correction and appropriate communication tools for owner/tenant education.

Learning Objective 3:
Engage the audience to share similar experiences and their solutions.

Learning Objective 4:
Have the audience prepared to guide owners in the right direction, saving time and money on core and shell projects.

Integrating Meter Data, Equipment and Tariff Rates for ECM Identification, Assessment and Verification

John Petze, SkyFoundry

Data is an essential element of energy efficiency efforts. Interval meter data has long been the primary focus of analysis in M&V and energy analysis. By combining interval meter data with readily available tariff rate structures, equipment status data, and weather data, energy engineers and M&V professionals can achieve deeper insights into the viability and financial benefits of potential ECMs. 

Once implemented, the ability to easily combine these data provides more effective performance tracking and ECM assessment with less effort and cost. The result is improved financial results and sustainability of ECM benefits over time. Software tools designed for collection and analysis of these types of data enable these analyses to be performed with far less effort and lower cost than with manual analysis efforts. This presentation will highlight specific examples showing how these data can be combined to provide clear understanding of the interrelationships, correlations and cost impacts.

Learning Objective 1:
Impact of tariff rates on energy costs.

Learning Objective 2:
How combining energy use data with equipment operation identifies correlations impacting consumption, demand and cost.

Learning Objective 3:
How data visualization enhances understanding and reporting.

Learning Objective 4:
The impact on sustaining ECM results over time.

Optimizing Domestic Hot Water Systems for Peak Performance

Greg Swafford, CPD, GPD, GF Piping Systems

Commercial and institutional facilities can have large complex domestic hot water systems. The key to occupant safety, reduced energy costs, and maximized water use is to ensure that systems are operating at peak performance. In this session, we review common problems with domestic hot water delivery, the impact of uncontrolled temperatures, and outline a strategy to optimize performance with emerging automation technology.

Learning Objective 1:
Describe common domestic hot water system problems.

Learning Objective 2:
Recognize the impact of uncontrolled domestic hot water temperatures.

Learning Objective 3:
Outline best practices for domestic hot water system design in new construction.

Learning Objective 4:
Identify solutions to fix common problems and optimize system performance in existing facilities.

Reducing Energy 10% to 40% Utilizing Existing Building Commissioning Without Capital Investments​​

Andy Charron, CxA, SSRCx
Victor Saeh, CxA, CEM, LEED AP, SSRCx

As owners expand their focus beyond COVID, looking inward to initiatives such as  energy reduction is a good way to positively impact budgets and the bottom line. 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. Various approaches range from an ASHRAE Level I or Level II Energy Audit to some form of Existing Building Commissioning can accomplish this goal albeit some accomplish the goal better than others. This presentation will discuss the Continuous Commissioning (R) process and the documented results of a healthcare facility that successfully implemented this strategy.

Learning Objective 1:
Understanding the differences and benefits between Energy Audits and Existing Building Commissioning.

Learning Objective 2:
Recognizing that capital intensive measures are not a prerequisite to reducing energy in existing facilities.

Learning Objective 3:
Identifying operational improvements that can be achieved by strategic changes to the Building Automation System.

Learning Objective 4:
How to measure and verify savings in a holistic manner.

Whirlwind Recovery - Commissioning an Industrial Campus Rebuild Post-Tornado

Lincoln Pearce, PE, LEED AP, BEAP, IMEG Corp.
Pablo Benitez, PE, CXA, IMEG Corp.
Heath Van Gorp, Vermeer

After a devastating EF3 tornado hit Vermeer Corporation’s campus on July 19th, 2018, the company rallied to come back stronger than ever after the storm. Several buildings were damaged and Plants 5 and 6 were a complete loss, accounting for 400,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space. 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, a 35,000 sq. ft. Eco Center, and a 4,500-ton campus chilled water plant. This presentation, presented by two IMEG commissioning agents and Vermeer’s Director of Facilities, will provide a case study of Vermeer’s recovery and the commissioning process that supported a successful start-up of unique manufacturing systems and spaces in the new construction.

Plant 7 includes operations for welding, assembly, and paint for several different pieces of equipment manufactured by Vermeer. The rebuild included HVAC systems for tempering and filtering of air to provide comfortable working conditions for Vermeer’s team members and support the paint and welding processes. Presenters will discuss the commissioning process for all house MEP systems and process paint systems in the new Plant 7, which included conveyors, blasters, washers, paint booths, drying ovens, makeup air and exhaust systems, and pressure controls for the industrial paint system; welding makeup air and return air filtration systems; a compressed air system; and more.

Learning objective 1:
Participants will learn about displacement ventilation system application and commissioning in an industrial facility.

Learning objective 2:
Participants will learn about the challenges in space pressure control in an industrial facility.

Learning objective 3:
Participants will understand the lessons learned in applying the commissioning process to a non-traditional system such as an industrial paint line.

Learning objective 4:
Participants will see the value of commissioning for complex integrated systems through checks, balance, and accountability measures for contractors.

Sample No More – How Automated Functional Testing Enables 100% Testing

Derek McGarry, PE, LEED AP, OTTO, CxEnergy Exhibitor

Too many commissioning projects include only a small percentage of terminal units and other zone-level equipment in their functional testing scope, commonly called “sampling.” The unfortunate reality is that most post-occupancy issues associated with zone-level devices are random, not systemic (per IFMA). Owners are left dealing with these headaches during the first year of operation, with a negative ripple effect throughout the project team.

Functional testing can instead be automated and easily extended to all zones. Commissioning providers can deploy technology to automatically collect trend data, automatically execute control system overrides, and automatically answer functional questions. Apply the same process to dozens, hundreds or even thousands of terminal units in a fraction of the time it would normally take and see things in the data you wouldn’t normally see in person.

This session will explore how commissioning providers use automated functional testing to improve project outcomes for both the owner and themselves. Specific examples from a variety of projects will be used to demonstrate how automated functional testing can lower testing costs and deliver better results.

Learning Objective 1:
Understanding Automated Functional Testing.

Learning Objective 2:
Learn what project requirements are necessary to enable Automated Functional Testing.

Learning Objective 3:
Understand how Automated Functional Testing impacts the Commissioning Provider’s process and outcomes.

Learning Objective 4:
Understand the capabilities (and limitations) of Automated Functional Testing.

Commissioning A Prison Complex: Overview, Technology, and Lessons Learned

Greg Schlegel, PE, CxA, LEED AP, BuildingFit
David Meyers, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB

The new Utah State Correctional Facility is the largest construction project currently active in the State of Utah.  It comprises 40 buildings on an 130 acre site located due West of the Salt Lake Airport. Prisons are one of the most complex facilities designed, constructed, and operated. Security is critical, but the inmate buildings must maintain specific indoor air requirements or the State can be sued. In addition, the buildings must be designed to operate differently in the event of a security event where tear gas is distributed, or in the event of an life safety emergency.

Other unique aspects of the project:

  • Technology unique to Utah’s dry climate was leveraged in the design including indirect-direct evaporative cooling with a centralized cooling water plant, allowing facilities to operate without the need for much mechanical cooling. 
  • Controls are a combination of robust PLC controls integrated with a Tridium Niagara control system. 
  • IT networks are completely isolated for security purposes.  This includes State, Department of Corrections, HVAC, information, and security networks.
  • The State of Utah’s High Performance Building Standard requires commissioning but also requires individual building sub metering and energy monitoring, carbon reporting, and fault detection and diagnostics (FDD).

This presentation will provide an overview of the project from design through construction, warranty, and into occupancy.  We will review the unique commissioning approach and the technologies the commissioning management team utilized during the project including commissioning software, construction management, and FDD software.

Learning Objective 1:
Overview of prison design and system requirements.

Learning Objective 2:
Understand the approach to commissioning management.

Learning Objective 3:
Applying FDD software as part of large complex commissioning project

Learning Objective 4:
Things to think about when designing and building a complex building (some stories you may not believe).

Building Readiness and Reopening: Guidance and Case Studies

Wade Conlan, P.E., CxA, BCxP, LEED AP, Hanson Professional Services

ASHRAE’s Epidemic Task Force (ETF) has distributed a lot of guidance to help owners, engineers, and operators to help their buildings in the age of COVID-19.  The Building Readiness Guidance provides information on evaluating your existing systems and evaluating them for potential improvements to minimize virus transmission. This reduction in risk of infection will be balanced with energy cost.  This session will start with highlighting the core recommendations of the ETF and move into an overview of the information in the Building Reopening guidance with regards to systems evaluation and mitigation strategies.  We will review real world examples of evaluation for K-12 and college campuses.  Finally, we will discuss a case study of the IAQ pathway for a large university campus.

Learning Objective 1:
Understand the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Core Recommendations.

Learning Objective 2:
Understand the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force Building Readiness Guidance.

Learning Objective 3:
Understand different mitigation strategies for HVAC systems to reduce the risk of infection for occupants.

Learning Objective 4:
Learn about actual evaluations and case studies for HVAC systems and proposed improvements.

Real-Time IAQ Data For Managing Key HVAC System Infrastructures

Julien Stamatakis, Senseware, Inc.

COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of IAQ because the general public has become acutely aware, and concerned about, what they may be breathing. IoT is advancing the state of art quickly. Real-time IAQ monitoring with public-facing cloud dashboards are only now starting to gain acceptance as a de facto type expectation being placed on building owners and operators. Having a clear view of the state of environmental conditions aligns with a key part of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reports that codify Health and Wellness programs for companies. Beyond corporate governance, IAQ monitoring plays an increasingly practical role in managing the operational efficiency of a building. This session will examine practical case studies that demonstrate the day-to-day utility of leveraging real-time IAQ data. A first case study examines the utility of real-time Particulate Matter (PM). Unhealthy air conditions due to those wild fires are being experienced from coast-to-coast. Real-time PM data is critical to governing the proper mix of outside air that enters into a building. Real-time PM data that measures particles at a sub-micron level is also key to examining the operational efficiency of MERV 13-15 air filters. Without sub-micron PM data, it would be impossible to verify the efficiency of MERV 13-15 air filters in filtering out sub-micron particle sizes. A second case study examines the utility of real-time ion data in examining the efficacy of NeedlePoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) systems. Real-time ion level data along with real-time PM and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) data can be examined in combination to begin to answer the key efficacy question on the minds of NPBI consumers today.

Learning Objective 1:
Analyze the main components of IAQ data and how they contribute to a safe indoor environment.

Learning Objective 2:
Examine case studies to understand how to leverage real-time IAQ data.

Learning Objective 3:
Understand the role IoT technology plays in using customized real-time analytics to create indexes such as an infection risk index or ventilation performance index.

Learning Objective 4:
How to leverage real-time data in managing HVAC system infrastructures within buildings.

What to Expect When You're Expecting Fault Detection & Diagnostics (FDD)

Eliot Crowe, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Experienced providers know the typical operational issues that can show up in commissioning investigations, however, building owners often assume their HVAC systems were installed properly and are operating efficiently. There is growing data on commissioning project benefits, but very limited data on the specifics of the relative levels of prevalence of the wide range of possible operational problems.

Fault detection & diagnostics (FDD) analytical software is growing in popularity as a tool to support monitoring-based commissioning. What would you expect to uncover when using these tools, and what can they tell us about the reliability of commercial HVAC systems? A recent study by Lawrence Berkeley National Lab set out to address these questions. Using data from over 60,000 pieces of equipment across different FDD tools, climate zones, and building types, the study brings high resolution insights on the prevalence of a wide range of HVAC fault types.

In this presentation we will share the key insights from the HVAC fault prevalence study, and summarize what these findings mean for the commissioning industry.

Learning Objective 1:
Understand the relative levels of fault prevalence across a range of HVAC fault types.

Learning Objective 2:
Understand the main drivers of HVAC fault prevalence.

Learning Objective 3:
Gain quantitative insights into fault prevalence that support the business case for commissioning.

Learning Objective 4:
Gain a better understanding of the scope of FDD tools and the faults they uncover.

Comparative Study of Electrical Commissioning Criteria

Jesse Felter, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc., ACG Cx Guideline Committee

Owners must navigate an industry without seemingly clear direction with electrical commissioning criteria. It can be argued that resources used for commissioning of electrical equipment and systems would better serve the owner if providing a systematic process, repeatable for a range of project scope and needs. This comparative study is intended to contrast similarities and difference with guidelines and standards for possible electrical commissioning practices.

Learning Objective 1:
Defining electrical commissioning.

Learning Objective 2:
Identified application for select standards and guidelines addressing electrical commissioning.

Learning Objective 3:
How select standards and guidelines address Owner needs, such as project phasing.

Learning Objective 4:
Examples of electrical commissioning scope and how select standards and guidelines address industry and government programs.

Efficiency, Sustainability, Resiliency and Security – Redefining Auditing

Robert Knoedler, PE, CxA, EMP, Hanson Professional Services
Mat Coalson, Hanson Professional Services

Energy auditing and strategic planning of energy initiatives have long been an important part of an energy and facility managers’ toolkit for decreasing energy demand and consumption, resulting in operational savings in their facilities.

However, over the past several years, consultants have been asked to expand their auditing and planning of existing buildings and their systems, including an expanded list of owner’s priorities.  Beyond efficiency, these include sustainability, resiliency, indoor environmental quality, carbon neutrality and security.   

Government programs and corporate initiatives are driving the move to carbon neutrality or net zero carbon (different goals), net zero energy, water conservation, and other environmental goals related to the stewardship of the earth and its resources.  Owners want their facility auditors to include a focus on these areas, often targeting compliance with sustainability initiatives like LEED or Green Globes. Extreme weather events, coupled with other threats to infrastructure, have increased the focus on resiliency for facilities and their systems. Consultants are asked to evaluate potential upgrades such as stand-by systems and microgrids at both a local and community level to improve the reliability and resiliency of their facilities.   

The COVID pandemic of 2020 brought an increased focus on indoor environmental quality to public spaces, requiring a review of ventilation, filtration and air distribution systems.  Many institutional and governmental clients commissioned studies of their facilities, in an effort to protect the occupants of their facility from the transmission of airborne diseases.   

Finally, various physical and cyber threats have required building owners to examine their security measures to ensure the protection of their employees and corporate information.  Again, consultants are engaged to include reviews of their clients’ current procedures identifying recommendations to improve their security.

This session will examine how the scope of audits, condition assessments and strategic planning has expanded beyond evaluations for energy efficiency and equipment life and will offer some examples with Lessons Learned.

Learning Objective 1:
Various audit/assessment tasks owners are requiring from consultants and the expertise and experience required to address same.

Learning Objective 2:
Development of the audit/assessment scope with client and defining priorities.

Learning Objective 3:
Examining the synergy between efficiency, sustainability, resiliency, carbon neutrality, indoor air quality and security.

Learning Objective 4:
Lessons learned from various focused audits, including carbon neutrality.

As The Pages Turn: Advances in building automation and control technologies

David Guberud, CxA, Ring & DuChateau LLP
Rachel Rueckert, PE, QCxP, CxA, LEED AP, Ring & DuChateau LLP

What is the best way to verify that the Owner, Designers, the Mechanical Contractor, the Electrical Contractor, the Controls Contractor, and the Cx Provider all understand the project control submittal with its sequences and the interdependencies in the exact same way? The answer to this question is of course, a controls page turn meeting!

There is a likelihood we have all seen the benefit of construction phase page turns of the control submittals or other technical submittals. While the benefits to having this meeting are large, the most important benefit is communicating in person and making sure that the team is on the same page. This is best conveyed in a face to face meeting – seeing people’s eyes of truthfulness, actual buy in, understanding by all.

Two-Part Presentation:

Section 1:
We will focus on clarifying who should attend, how to properly prepare, and how to efficiently run this meeting.

Section 2:
We will perform an ‘on the spot’ interactive page turn by having attendee’s role play as either an owner, contractor, building operator, or designer to review actual control submittals that we will provide, for questions that could or should be asked from all perspectives. As attendees are looking over information (we love your App, we can do this), we will be going over the core parts of the page turn (section 1). Our audience will likely be diverse in experience – some will want to hear and see the basics of section 1, others will be diving into the material provided. 

As we complete our ‘basics’, or section 1 presentation, we facilitate going through the submittal pages provided to hear in an organized fashion what questions are being asked and then determine the answers by our roles (sidebar to ‘abstract reviewers’ this will be a fun challenge of Rachel and I to maintain control of a bunch of really smart people playing the roles of others). For the outcome, we will either come to the same conclusions or we will see the varying opinions and thoughts of the group.

Learning Objective 1:
Learn the steps to review a designer’s work that is being conveyed by a control contractor in a manner that is non-offensive.

Learning Objective 2:
Learn by doing – execute a control page turn meeting via role playing with an actual control submittal.

Learning Objective 3:
While the timing of a page turn meeting is held during the construction phase, explain why holding one during the design phase, with or without a contractor trade ally, provide benefits.

Learning Objective 4:
Learning who is best to manage these meetings – others (GC’s) are finding benefit to these as well and what to lead, but this often leads more to disaster. Learn why the Cx provider is the right choice.

Looking to the Future: Embracing Total Cost of Ownership & Avoiding Unintended Consequences of Value Engineering

Robert Bucey, P.E., CEM, BCxP, Jacobs Engineering
Chris Smith, PE, CxA, EMP, Jacobs Engineering

Often on projects, an owner will require a value engineering or value management (VE) process.  This process is often focused on driving down first costs and can determine whether a project will move forward on its current path or need to be reduced to get within an owner’s budget.  The VE activities on a project are also an opportunity for the independent, third-party commissioning & energy consultant to reinforce the primacy of the owner’s project.

The approach for the commissioning & energy consultant should include engaging the team while utilizing the concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TCoO), which is an emphasis to look beyond first costs to the future operations and long-term impacts of project decisions.  Utilizing TCoO as a baseline for considering VE alternatives as part of a comprehensive approach to project decisions can help owners and the project team avoid unintended consequences when considering first cost and schedule impacts only.

This presentation will discuss value engineering concepts and reality, Total Cost of Ownership approach and examples of both successful integration of TCoO to the project decisions & the unintended consequences of value engineering without a look to the future.

Learning Objective 1:
Understand the impact of an owner requiring a value engineering or value management (VE) process.

Learning Objective 2:
 Understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCoO) concept/approach.

Learning Objective 3:
Understand the commissioning/energy consultant’s role in looking beyond first costs and considering long term impacts of project decisions.

Learning Objective 4:
Be able to integrate value engineering concepts into your commissioning/energy services.

From Commitment to Completion - Promises Made/Promises Kept an energy case study

Al LaPera, CxA, EMP, TLC Engineering Solutions

This presentation is a case study of a single owner office building approximately 250,000 square feet showing the projects progress from the initial energy audit and its findings & predicted energy savings to today’s energy footprint. The presentation is a collaborative effort indicating the same project from both the design teams and the owner’s perspectives.

It will go thru the entire process: Audit, decisions made, implementation thru measurement and verification. The presentation displays, where applicable, audit predictions and their actual outcome.

Learning Objective 1:
How understanding that planning, hard work and communication are the key ingredients to a successful project.

Learning Objective 2:
How this project has changed the owner’s outlook on energy based projects, and how to proceed going forward.

Learning Objective 3:
Discuss what the M&V portion taught the team. What were the winners and what were busts! If any!

Learning Objective 4:
Describe any lessons learned from the process that would have made the project better.

Better Buildings for a More Sustainable Future

Amy Pastor, PE, CxA, LEED AP BD+C, EXP

Sustainability and commissioning have always been closely linked. Building commissioning is mandated for projects pursuing certain green building certifications. Many AHJ’s are enforcing IECC and Building Code Commissioning for commercial projects. Not only does commissioning ensure optimized operations and a reduction in energy and water use; it also reduces the global impact that our buildings have on the environment through reducing greenhouse gas emissions. 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, codes and how – as professionals – we can find a balance to integrating commissioning into all projects and show GHG reductions through reported energy savings.

Learning Objective 1:
Review of commissioning for Green Building Certification and Code Requirements.

Learning Objective 2:
Review of opportunities to reduce GHG emissions from buildings through energy management and energy audits.

Learning Objective 3:
How to integrate commissioning and sustainability into each project.

Learning Objective 4:
Looking ahead to the future of commissioning and energy audits, as it relates to sustainability, resiliency and reducing GHG emissions.

Fundamentals+ of Test, Adjust, & Balance for Engineers, Cx & Energy Providers

Jim Hall, PE, TBE, CxA, Systems Management & Balancing, Inc.
Matt Jenson, TBE, CxA, Systems Management & Balancing, Inc.

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.

Learning Objective 1:
Understand the proper use, application, and limitations of the TAB instrumentation.

Learning Objective 2:
Understand what is accurate, useful and meaningful data that is obtained in the field vs. laboratory data for use on their project.

Learning Objective 3:
Gain an understanding of HVAC systems and the TAB/measurement process; how can systems be set up to allow for proper data collection.

Learning Objective 4:
Promote a project team approach to address schedule challenges, design alternatives as it relates to balancing device locations, equipment usage and HVAC system operation.

Building Enclosure Fundamentals: Integrating Proper Building Enclosure Into the Design Process

Robert Barfield, AIA, NCARB, CCCA, BECxP, CxA+BE, Gresham Smith, Gold Sponsor

Today’s large building projects are often a lengthy and complex process that involves large teams of professionals in order to properly execute. To often, even when building enclosure commissioning authorities or consulting is involved, the building enclosure is not properly integrated into the design process. Integrating proper building enclosure can often feel like an afterthought that leads to unnecessary design interactions and revisions. This presentation will seek to highlight a process by which the building enclosure commissioning authority or consultant can be integrated into the design process and provide timely recommendations and advice that enhances the quality of the project while incorporating all of the necessary and required aspects of building enclosure commissioning.

Learning Objective 1:
Understand how timely decisions can lead to a better quality assurance process, a greater emphasis on proper building enclosure and less issues during the construction phase

Learning Objective 2:
How to properly integrate the owners project requirement into the design process in order to provide successful outcomes and satisfied clients

Learning Objective 3:
Highlight what decisions must be made during each phase of the design in order to deliver a successful project.

Learning Objective 4:
Understand and identify the common mistakes or pitfalls that occur in the design phase that often lead to unintended and costly issues that must be addressed during the construction phase of the project
operation.

ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline Preview

TBD

The new ACG Building Systems Commissioning Guideline is here, with a focus shifted to best practice narratives on a wide variety of topics. These practical guides will offer insight and strategies on a variety of topics, from system-specific Cx guidance, to managing processes and directing resources, producing commissioning deliverables and much more! The new digital resource—intended to be updated and expanded frequently—is designed to help providers get commissioning done in the real world.

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CxEnergy 2021 Schedule
CxEnergy 2021 Program CxEnergy 2021 Abstract Submission All technical sessions of CxEnergy 2021 will be submitted to AIA under LU/HSW category.
Tuesday, April 20
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CxA Workshop (Day 1)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EMP Seminar (Day 1)

Wednesday, April 21
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)
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in the Exposition Hall

Thursday, April 22
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

Friday, April 23
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
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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 Presentations Final 2019 Event Program All 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 2021?  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: Jen Billingslea, Meeting Planner, meetings@commissioning.org.

Membership and Certification: Valerie Shuford, Membership & Certification Coordinator at valerie@commissioning.org.

Accounting: Christina Lucas, accounting@commissioning.org

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

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COVID-19 Update

 

Dear CxEnergy attendees, ACG, EMA & AABC members:

After taking into account the current COVID-19 situation, continued hotel restrictions due to the virus, current registration numbers and, most importantly, feedback from our members and other potential attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors on their willingness to attend in-person, the ACG Board of Directors has made the decision to hold CxEnergy 2021 as a fully virtual event.

The Board did not make this decision lightly, holding biweekly discussions since November on the status of the conference. In the end, they concluded that because of the continuing uncertainty, pivoting now to a virtual event was the best decision. This will allow the event to take place during the month of April, while bringing the largest number of educational sessions to the greatest number of people.

Registration, including free access for members of ACG, EMA and ACG, will open soon. To see the complete virtual program, click here. Highlights of this year’s format include:

  • Two live virtual presentations each week during the month of April (Tuesdays & Thursdays).
  • A short virtual business session for ACG and EMA association updates.
  • 8 additional prerecorded technical sessions available to members and registered attendees, for a total of 16 hours of educational offerings.
  • A separate, dedicated “Technology Day,” designed to allow you to attend short, rapid-fire sessions with CxEnergy exhibitors over a period of a few hours, to keep up with their latest offerings in support of your commissioning, energy management, and testing businesses, as well as the opportunity to win a number of sponsored prizes.   

More information will be forthcoming soon. Please email info@commissioning.org with any questions. We hope that you are all staying safe and healthy, and we look forward to seeing you virtually again this year and then in person again, finally, in Orlando in 2022!

Sincerely,

ACG Headquarters Staff

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