Opening Plenary Session at CxEnergy 2019 Will Explore Impact of 5G Technology

The sixth annual CxEnergy Conference & Expo will begin with a look into the future. The advent of 5G-enabled technologies will disrupt several industries, and CxEnergy has invited Steve Schmerber, director of field application engineering, CommScope, to speak at the Opening Plenary session about how it may impact the professions of energy management and commissioning.  CxEnergy 2019 is being held April 15-18, at the Caribe Royale Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

5G is the fifth generation of cellular mobile communications. It will enable higher data transmission rates, advance efficiency, and allow for device connectivity. Schmerber is an expert in the field and will discuss 5G’s implications for topics ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT), data centers and data analytics. CommScope is a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks.

The 5G presentation is one of several examples of education and training opportunities provided by CxEnergy. Attendees will earn AIA and other industry certification continuing education credits for presentations that include case studies and topics in building envelope/enclosure commissioning; technology & innovation; energy management; commissioning specialty systems; policy & financial issues; lighting; water management; data centers; microgrids; energy storage; demand response programs; infrared technology and more.

The 30-plus speakers are industry experts across all building science disciplines. The speakers represent companies and organizations including TLC Engineering for Architecture; Coffman Engineers; Hanson Professional Services Inc.; SkyFoundry; Schneider Electric; Compressed Air Challenge; WorkingBuildings; Rivion and more. See CxEnergy 2019 Preliminary Technical Program here.

The expo hall showcases a variety of products including controls, software, instruments, metering devices and services targeted specifically to commissioning, energy management, engineering and testing firms. The CxEnergy Exhibitor Prospectus is available here. Event information and the latest updates and online registration is available at

CxEnergy offers pre-conference certification workshops and seminars for Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) and Energy Management Professional (EMP), plus a seminar devoted to testing and balancing topics. The event also features several networking events that connect commissioning providers; energy managers; MEP engineers; lighting & control technologists; and HVAC testing professionals with manufacturers and energy services providers.

CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), and Energy Management Association (EMA). Supporting Organizations include the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME); the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS); the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA); the USGBC Florida Chapter and the Clean Energy Business Network (CEBN).

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