ACG webinars

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Chase Center Arena & Mixed-Use Development: High Performance Design at Mission Bay


Clark Denson, PE, CEM, BEMP, SSRCx
Eric Sheffer, SSRCx


The ambitious Chase Center Arena and Mixed-Use Development Project in San Francisco required an interactive and collaborative design process to achieve the building performance and sustainability goals of the owner, the Golden State Warriors organization. Energy modeling was critical to achieving compliance with local codes, LEED Gold certification, and earned incentives through the Savings By Design program. This presentation will provide perspectives from the owner and design team as to how the project goals were achieved.


Learning Objectives:


  • Describe the overall sustainability and energy performance goals of the project
  • Explain how climate and energy analysis was used to identify applicable and cost-effective design solutions
  • Show how energy modeling was used to demonstrate compliance with codes, LEED, and Savings By Design
  • Learn from an Owner’s perspective on the high performance design of a world-class event center.

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How Monitoring-Based Commissioning Changes the Cx Business Model

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Darren Draper, PE, CxA, Epsten Group


In the context of deploying automated fault detection on a university campus to deliver Monitoring-Based Commissioning services, this presentation discusses how MBCx changes the business model for Cx service providers.


Learning Objectives:


  • What are the key differences between Cx, RCx and MBCx?
  • How does MBCx change the way service is delivered to clients, compared to Cx and/or RCx?
  • How do expectations from owners and operators change with MBCx, compared to Cx and RCx?
  • What new skills are required for Cx professionals to deliver great value through MBCx, as opposed to Cx or RCx?
Raj Setty, ACG Essential Cx Webinar Series speaker
Michael Wolf ACG Essential Cx Series Presenter

Indoor Air Quality in the COVID Era: Commissioning & Construction Considerations


Raj Setty, PE, CxA, LEED AP, Setty
Michael Wolf, PE, CxA, LEED AP, Farnsworth Group, Inc.


In response to COVID‐19, building owners, managers and tenants are rapidly planning how to adapt their current buildings to safeguard against future disruptions to occupancy. A critical part of the conversation needs to be indoor air quality (IAQ) and reducing transmissions through the air. We as an industry will need to step up our diligence to deliver and operate buildings in a much tighter IAQ paradigm. In the future, buildings can be judged on whether they mitigated transmission or not.

IAQ in commissioning and construction – is it working? How does your new functional test look for virus mitigation, and should we even have one if asked? We know there will be a functional performance test (FPT) for extra outside air, adding in UV-C or static pressure readings on the filter changes. But how does an FPT look to use these all in concert?


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship of IAQ to potential COVID-19 transmission in occupied spaces
  • Learn what “stepped-up” vigilance of IAQ means to owners and operators of buildings with regard to COVID-19.
  • Understand the impact of COVID-19 IAQ monitoring and mitigation within the context of commissioning and construction activities.
  • Familiarize yourself with the new demands COVID-19 may place upon a new functional performance test for virus mitigation, and understand the technologies and metrics this will imply.

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(2 hours!) 

HyperScale Data Center Commissioning and Construction 


Derek De Jesus, ACG Education Committee Chair (Moderator)
Nich Zies, Microsoft
John Lutz, Facebook
Jose Calderon, DPR
Stephen Hodgin, Holder
Brandon Sedgwick, Hood Patterson & Dewar

This session will bring together experts from industry heavyweights like  and , as well as Cx providers and contractors  and  for a lively discussion on commissioning facilities that are now critical to virtually every aspect of our economy and our lives.


Learning Objectives:


  • What qualifications data center owners look for in Cx providers
  • How data center Cx has evolved
  • What data center design and construction changes might be on the horizon
  • The challenges to delivering more efficient data centers

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Conserving Energy through Building Enclosure Commissioning


Elizabeth Cassin, LEED AP, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates

The building enclosure is a significant contributor to the energy consumption of a building, and its resistance to heat flow and air leakage has a direct effect on how HVAC systems perform. To help ensure performance of these systems, reduce energy usage, and save cost, Building Enclosure Commissioning (BECx) is becoming common practice for building owners seeking to achieve green certifications or ratings, or to simply be sustainable and successful. This presentation will review BECx activities that a commissioning provider should understand to conserve energy, specifically achieving target energy consumption levels for LEED v4 and in-service energy-efficient performance by reducing heat transport through conduction and air leakage across the enclosure. Topics, illustrated by real-life examples, will include: critical components of the OPR, building science issues to address in a design review, verification of performance through computer simulations and performance testing, and installation issues to address during construction.


Learning Objectives:


  • Be able to discuss with owners how BECx can help to manage risks and save energy during the design and construction of the building enclosure and throughout the life of the building.
  • Understand the tasks associated with the BECx process and related industry documents that impact BECx
  • Identify critical design and installation issues that affect the energy efficiency of the enclosure.
  • Describe the tests specific to the energy saving assemblies of the building enclosure.

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