With attendance of nearly 550 building commissioning, energy management and test & balance professionals and the most sponsors and exhibitors in its history, CxEnergy 2017 broke all previous marks. Participants viewed technologies, attended an array of educational sessions and workshops and enjoyed networking opportunities.
The 32-session technical program covered topics such as commissioning case studies in health care, government and commercial settings; existing building commissioning; datacenters; controls and automation; utility incentive programs; building envelope; chilled water systems; cyber-security; LED lighting; data analytics; the IoT; test & balance; finance; and updates on ANSI & ASHRAE standards.
Speakers represented companies and organizations including the Department of Energy, Rheem, ABM, ComEd, Siemens, TLC Engineering for Architecture and more. Over 3,000 AIA continuing education credits were awarded to attendees. “Excellent conference and qualified attendees,” says Howard Wolfman of Lumispec Consulting, who gave a presentation on lighting system qualification in utility incentive programs.
With 55 sponsors and exhibitors, CxEnergy’s expo hall showcased a wide variety of companies that provide products and services. Their offerings ranged from software, controls, instruments, and metering devices to consultative services in engineering and building management. “We have been exhibiting at CxEnergy every year and it has brought us good leads,” says Heather Condon of Flexim, “We are pleased with the show.”
CxEnergy featured a Commissioning Authority (CxA) certification workshop by the AABC Commissioning Group, an Energy Management Professional (EMP) Seminar by the Energy Management Association (EMA) as well as Test & Balance Seminar by the Associates Air Balance Council. EMA also selected a new Board of Directors, naming Bob Knoedler of Hanson Professional Services its new President.
Planning for CxEnergy 2018 is underway and presenting organizations are eager to build upon the success of the 2017 event. CxEnergy 2018’s presenting organizations will announce the dates and location of the event soon.
CxEnergy is presented by ACG, Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and EMA. Supporting organizations include the Florida Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Alliance to Save Energy, Florida Engineering Society, Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers, Florida Green Building Coalition, Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, The Continental Automated Buildings Association, and The Business Council for Sustainable Energy.