With record attendance of nearly 600 building commissioning, energy management and test & balance professionals, CxEnergy 2018 once again broke all previous marks. The record crowd was treated to the latest technologies by exhibitors, attended a wide array of educational sessions and workshops and enjoyed numerous networking opportunities. In addition, nearly 100 industry professionals were credentialed in the presenting organizations’ certification programs.
The highly-rated 32-session technical program covered topics and case studies building envelope/enclosure commissioning, technology & innovation, energy management, commissioning specialty systems, policy & financial issues, lighting, water management, data centers, microgrids, energy storage and more. Attendees earned more than 4,000 AIA and other important continuing education credits from CxEnergy 2018 programming.
CxEnergy participants included representatives from twelve universities, top names in commissioning and engineering, and owner/facility management companies and organizations including CBRE, ICF, ABM, Siemens, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, New York City Department of Buildings, North Slope Borough (Department of Capital Improvement Program Management) and more. “Hands down the best conference I’ve been to in my 10+ years, no doubt about it!,” said CxEnergy presenter Mark Gelfo, PE, CxA, EMP, LEED Fellow of TLC Engineering for Architecture, who gave a presentation on commissioning hospital emergency power systems.
With 50+ sponsors and exhibitors, CxEnergy’s expo hall showcased a wide variety of companies that provide leadingedge products and services. Their offerings ranged from software, controls, instruments, and metering devices to consultative services in engineering and building management. “CxEnergy was the perfect event to announce the launch of our mobile CxA app in front of decision makers in the Cx industry,” said Eric Forman, CEO and President of Facility Grid. “Sponsoring and exhibiting at CxEnergy once again gave us a high profile to an audience that is leading thousands of Cx and energy management projects.”
CxEnergy featured a Commissioning Authority (CxA) certification workshop, a Test & Balance (TAB) Seminar, and a new Energy Management Professional (EMP) Seminar. Last month, the EMP credential achieved accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as becoming a recognized certification by the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings® Workforce Guidelines (BBWG) program. Planning for CxEnergy 2019 is underway and presenting organizations are eager to build upon the success of the 2018 event. CxEnergy 2019’s presenting organizations will announce the dates and location of the event next month.
CxEnergy is presented by AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and Energy Management Association (EMA).