National Conference on Building Commissioning - NCBC - open for early-bird registration
17th year of NCBC covering Cx for energy efficiency, green buildings and controls. June 2-5; Seattle
The 17th National Conference on Building Commissioning (NCBC) will discuss and promote commissioning and share ideas and expertise. The conference returns to the Pacific Northwest, where it launched 17 years ago as the first commissioning conference in the United States. The event
The full conference agenda can be viewed on the NCBC website at www.peci.org/ncbc/ncbc09.htm . Conference registration is now open, and a discounted price is offered for the three-day conference to those who register before May 8.
Building commissioning is increasingly recognized as a cost-effective process for optimizing building performance, and during these uncertain economic times, energy savings are more important than ever.plan is put into action, and NCBC attendees will learn some of the specifics about how this will happen.
The conference sessions will
NCBC unites energy efficiency and green building design experts with construction and operation industry professionals to talk about the latest trends and technologies that make commercial buildings work properly and efficiently.
More than 60 speakers and 400 conference attendees are expected to gather for sessions that focus on industry standardization, persistence strategies and technical advancements, communication, market strategies, and commissioning in the new energy economy.
The pre-conference workshops on June 2 offer hands-on learning about building controls as well as insights into the LEED New Construction certification process.
“Analog Lessons for a Digital World” will focus on the fundamentals of pneumatic controls, including operating principles, applications considerations, and hardware. The associated lab session will allow attendees to try out pneumatic demonstrators themselves. David Sellers, PE, senior engineer, Facility Dynamics Engineering, will be instructing. A highly experienced commissioning design engineer, facility operator, and commissioning provider, Sellers also is a blogger for NCBC media sponsor, Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine .
An afternoon workshop titled, “Commissioning LEED-NC for New Construction Projects” will explain the building commissioning process as required by the LEED New Construction certification process. It will cover commissioning costs and benefits, as well as resources available to projects.
What about networking?
NCBC is know for its networking opportunities. An expo held
Can I earn CEUs?
PECI is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education System program. Conference attendees may receive education credits based on their individual session or workshop attendance.
Further information on NCBC, including details on sponsoring and exhibiting at the conference, is available at www.peci.org/ncbc/ncbc09.htm .
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