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CxEnergy 2021: Progress vs Perfection – Developing the Best Building Envelope Commissioning program
April 20, 2021 - April 23, 2021
Multi-Track, 32-Session Technical Program Led By Top Industry Experts 40+ Booth Expo Hall featuring Technology for Cx, Energy & Testing Preconference Certification Seminars & Exams for CxA, EMP Plentiful Networking & Relationship-Building Opportunities Multi-level Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities. Join us on November 10, 2020.
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Session Overview: Progress vs Perfection – Developing the Best Building Envelope Commissioning program
Currently across the industry and various owner groups there is a wide range of scope and technical expertise within the Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) practice. Ineffective programs may not only fail to meet the owner’s performance requirements, but can be detrimental to the industry for perceived lack of value. While there are applicable BECx standards available, they are either watered down or improperly applied to projects. It is critical that the BECx process effectively verifies the project goals with clear value to the owner. The State of Utah is considered a leader among owner groups for implementing stringent building performance requirements and advanced BECx techniques with hundreds of buildings completed that have met the mandated project performance requirements. Steve, Rick, and Jeff will provide insight into the steps taken in developing the program and focus on Utah’s BECx process and technical approach to providing significant value to project teams that has demonstrated operational cost savings by up to 40%. The presentation will conclude with a project case study demonstrating the effectiveness of the BECx program.
Learning Objective 1: Learn how to apply highly successful concepts from the State of Utah’s program to other institutions or projects.
Learning Objective 2: Understand the history and analysis used to identify and standardize owner’s project requirements.
Learning Objective 3: Understand key technical considerations to meet building envelope performance goals.
Learning Objective 4: Identify air leakage and thermal performance goals for the building enclosure and the process to understand the impact on total building energy usage.
This session will be presented by Stevan Vinci, CET, LEED Fellow, CxA+BE, BECxP, Rick Ziegler, PE, RRC and Jeff Wrigley, State of Utah.