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The Total Building Commissioning Process - Complete Webinar
Course comes with 4 Hours | 4 PDHs | 4 AIA/CES LU/HSW.
Commissioning (Cx) and Re- or retro-commissioning (RCx), or the process of ensuring that a new or existing building’s performance continues to meet or exceed its design over time, is increasingly the target of government policy and the beneficiary of market forces. New Federal, State and Local mandates, in conjunction with voluntary, market-based standards, are poised to transform the Cx/RCx marketplace.
What began as a tool to ensure that commercial building owners get their money’s worth from design and construction professionals, commissioning is now known to be the most cost-effective measure available for reducing energy use, lowering operating costs and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in buildings. A recent meta-analysis by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that Re/Retro-commissioning yields a median 16% energy savings with a payback time of 1.1 years for a cash-on-cash return of 91%.
The public sector, in an effort to both promote and secure the environmental, social and economic benefits of energy efficiency, are incorporating Cx/RCx into new policies. Increasingly, Cx/RCx is the direct focus of government policy aimed at boosting energy efficiency in the built environment. Over the past decade, a series of Federal laws, executive orders and other regulations have resulted in requirements for commissioning and retro-commissioning in all Federal buildings. The results of these policies have been to improve Federal energy management, while providing an instance of leadership-by-example that has increased the profile of Cx/RCx elsewhere. As a result, Cx/RCx is now the beneficiary of government or utility financial incentives or even the force of law. Ultimately, Cx/RCx has the potential to save building owners and operators more than $30 billion a year in energy costs by 2030.Continuing to underutilize this cost-effective quality assurance tool could not only be unlawful, but bad business.
This course shall describe the Total Building Commissioning Process. Case studies that followed LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning guidelines for newly built and renovated facilities for the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security shall be presented and analyzed. Perceptions and expectations of the Cx process from the perspective of all stake-holders; owners, designers, contractors, and commissioning specialists shall be presented and discussed. The purpose is to illustrate that there are varying levels of agreement on “What Commissioning Is and Is Not.” Through the use of audience interaction, the instructor will illustrate that LEED Commissioning does not establish the final boundaries and benefits for the overall Total Building Commissioning process. The overall potential energy conservation and utility cost-saving benefits that could be captured go beyond LEED and enhance our country’s ability to achieve the goal of energy independence.
Through lecture, written material, class discussion and interactive activities, students will learn the following material:
- Definitions of Commissioning (Cx) and Retro-Commissioning (RCx)
- The Cx & RCx Process – Similarities and Differences
- Objectives & Benefits
- Requirements & Attributes of a Certified Cx Provider
- Cx Standards, Regulations & References
- LEED and Cx
- Myths, Reality & Managing Expectations (Case Studies)
Learning Objective 1: At the end of this course, participants will be familiar with the Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning process, applicable codes and standards, and be able to differentiate between the two in terms of similarity and differences.
Learning Objective 2: At the end of this course, participants will understand the overall objectives, benefits, and potential results of the Commissioning process and how this relates to improved building operational efficiencies.
Learning Objective 3: At the end of this course, participants will be able to distinguish through case study examination the myths from the reality of this process to include examining stakeholder expectations, contract language and issue resolution techniques.
Learning Objective 4: At the end of this course, participants will become familiar with sustainability and energy conservation requirements as it relates to commissioning by examination of applicable legislative directives, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), Standards and Guidelines, and Building Rating Systems (Such as LEED, Green Globes).
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Competing Successfully for DoD Architectural-Engineering Contracts (Course)
ORIGINALLY PRESENTED SEPTEMBER 24 - 26, 2013
Course Title: Competing Successfully for DoD A-E Contracts (SF330)
Course Presenters: Camille Krolikowski
Course Length: 10 Modules / 4 Hours
Course Credit Hours: 4 PDHs / 4 AIA LUs
This course gives an overview of the Department of Defense Architect-Engineer Evaluation and Selection Processes with a special focus on key aspects of planning, preparing and submitting winning SF330 proposals according to Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal AE Contracting Guidance. An understanding of the evaluation and selection processes driving the SF330 format is invaluable in producing quality and highly competitive proposals for Federal contracts. Preparing and submitting proposals in competing for Architect-Engineer Contracts is time-consuming, resource intensive and often financially risky, especially in highly competitive economic times. There is more to winning a contract for AE services than the submission of a single SF330. An understanding of the evaluation and selection processes driving the SF330 format is invaluable in producing quality and highly competitive SF330s.
The course will cover:
- Background of FAR and guidance for DoD AE Evaluation and Selection Processes
- Typical solicitation requirements
- Expected content for highly competitive SF 330s
- Hands on exercises for improving SF330 material
- Evaluations, selection processes, and award notifications for AE contract competitions
- Debrief protocol
- Protests and when they are appropriate
- Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Requirements (FARs)
- Familiarization with typical FEDBIZOPS solicitations
- Learning about DoD AE Evaluation and Selection Processes
- Educating proposal writers on competitive content of SF330s
- Modules 1-2 Handouts
- Modules 3-4 Handouts
- Q&A Responses to DOD Contracts - Modules 1-4
- Modules 6-7 Handouts
- Modules 8-9 Handouts
- Q&A Responses to DOD Contracts - Modules 6-9
- Presenter Bio: Camille Krolikowski
- Useful Resources - Websites
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The new High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirement UFC (Course)
ORIGINALLY PRESENTED JUNE 27, 2013
Nadja Turek, P.E., LEED AP BD+C
Paula J. Loomis, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
Course Credit Hours: 1.5 PDHs, 1.5 AIA LUs/ HSW
In March of 2013 the new UFC 1-200-02 titled “High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements” was released. The UFC was developed by the Tri-service Sustainability Discipline Working Group (DWG) and will become the common standard for HPSB requirements across the services. The UFC provides minimum requirements and coordinating guidance for planning, designing, constructing, renovating and managing DoD facilities to meet sustainable design requirements, federal mandates, and reduce total cost of ownership for the military. Attendees will hear from a member of the DWG about the future use of the new UFC among the services in their facility O&M programs and design and construction programs. And you will also hear from an A/E practitioner about how the UFC will affect providing services and winning work for military clients. Attendees will gain an understanding of the technical content and requirements of the new UFC and how it differs from previous management and procurement practices. It also addresses sustainability practices that can and should be implemented across an installation. Come learn how the new UFC helps to unify and clarify the Services sustainable building requirements and programs.
- At the end of this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate application for and use of the new UFC 1-200-02 titled “High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements” when executing work for/with the military services
- At the end of this course, participants will be able to understand the technical requirements outlined in the new UFC
- At the end of this course, participants will be able to learn how the UFC applies to their own work with/for the military
- At the end of this course, participants will be able to understand commonalities and differences between the intended use of the UFC by the military services, and the services unique HPSB policies
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