ACG 9th Annual Conference CONFERENCE PROGRAM
(additional registration fees required)
Tuesday, April 16
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Energy Management Process Seminar (Day 1)
Andy Heitman, CxA, EMP (Building Energy Sciences, LLC)

This intensive 1-1/2 day seminar will help candidates understand the energy management process and how it can be applied, and serves as final preparation for the Energy Management Professional (EMP) exam. For more information on ACG's Energy Management Program and certification, including application forms and to download the Energy Management Guideline, click here.
Wednesday, April 17
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ACG Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CxA Workshop & Exam
Jim Magee, CxA, EMP (Facility Commissioning Group)

The 5-hour Workshop presents the commissioning process as well as valuable practical insight essential to applying the process on “real-world” projects. It also provides excellent final preparation for candidates taking the Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) exam. For more information on eligibility for the CxA certification, contact ACG Headquarters at or click here for application forms.
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Energy Management Process Seminar (Day 2)
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Energy Management Process Certification Exam
Maximizing Cx & Energy Management Opportunities
Thursday, April 18
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Executive Director’s Report
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Cracking the Codes: The Coming Integration of Commissioning & Code Compliance
Jim Magee, CxA, EMP (Facility Commissioning Group)
Darren Draper, P.E., CxA (Epsten Group, Inc.)
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Lighting Control Commissioning [Case Study]
Christopher Richard, PhD, P.E., CxA (Smart Building Systems, Inc.)
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – Noon Data Center Commissioning [Case Study]
Richard Sawyer, Strategist (EYP Mission Critical Facilities)
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Energy Conservation Measure Development: Identify, Screen, and Analyze
Baskar Subbarao, P.E., CxA (Zodiac, Inc.)
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Building Enclosure Commissioning: Practical Project Implementation [Case Study]
Brian Davie, AIA (Farnsworth Group, Inc.)
Joshua Hickman, CxT (Farnsworth Group, Inc.)
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. “Lean” Commissioning: Making Your Company’s Process More Efficient & Effective
Derek De Jesús, CxA (KJWW Engineering Consultants)
4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Get Acquainted Reception
Strategies for Expanding Business Opportunities
Friday, April 19
(Optional seminars, separate registration required)
8:00 a.m. – Noon Track 1:

Making the Business Case for Energy Management Projects
Andy Heitman, CxA, EMP (Building Energy Sciences, LLC)

This workshop will focus on existing buildings as the future of commissioning, because of the tremendous potential for energy savings and therefore work for commissioning and energy management professionals.

While few will argue that point in general, how do you effectively make that case to a specific building owner? This half-day session will demonstrate how a skilled commissioning professional, making use of the process described in the ACG Energy Management Guideline, can win more business by clearly communicating the return on investment a building owner sees as a result of energy management projects.

8:00 a.m. – Noon Track 2:

The Science & Business of Building Enclosure Commissioning
H. Jay Enck, CxA (Commissioning & Green Building Solutions, Inc.)
Fiona Aldous (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE)

As the industry continues to move toward total building commissioning, building enclosure commissioning is increasingly recognized as a key aspect of ensuring optimum building performance.

In this half-day seminar, building enclosure commissioning experts Fiona Aldous and H. Jay Enck provide a detailed look at the specifics of the process, the underlying building science, and key business aspects of providing the service from staffing considerations to expected costs. A concluding case study will tie all of the elements together to give attendees a solid grasp of the issues and challenges associated with enclosure commissioning and the unique qualifications necessary to consider in its addition to their portfolio of services.