Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx): An Enterprise Approach to Maintaining Energy Savings, Compliance, and Occupant Comfort Across Multiple Facilities

*Earn Learning Credits: 1 CEUs (AIA LU)


Presented by April Guymon, PE, MBCx Director at ETC Group. Recorded live at the 2019 NFMT Conf. in Orlando


Building performance drift is a common challenge facing facility management, where finely tuned and commissioned building HVAC systems lose performance over time. The negative impacts of performance drift lead to wasted energy and millions of dollars in annual energy costs. For one building, the costs can be high, while for enterprises managing multiple buildings, the costs can be devastating.

Evolving analytic technologies now allow an organization to centralize large amounts of building data and develop enterprise-wide strategies to manage key performance indicators (KPIs), including comfort, cost, and compliance, as well as fending off performance drift. Successful Energy Management and Monitoring-based Commissioning (MBCx) tools such as BuildingFit™, SkySpark® and ClimaCheck® and are examples of these technologies.

To be successful with MBCx, the technological tools are only part of the story. It is also critical to consider how to structure the facilities management teams for more streamlined communications and a culture of curiosity and teamwork. Without the right organization and support of the boots on the ground, the analytics become another software to ignore.

Monitoring-Based Commissioning: An Enterprise Approach to Maintaining Energy Savings, Compliance, and Occupant Comfort Across Multiple Facilities


  1. List key principles to structuring an organization and culture to maximize and maintain high performance buildings across an enterprise.
  2. Learn how to leverage data analytics technologies to create actionable KPIs for smarter and more efficient decision-making.
  3. Discuss best practices in leveraging MBCx services with modern data analytics software to address compliance, occupant comfort, energy savings and lower operating costs, equipment, reliability and longevity.
  4. Specify how to implement monitoring software tools to create historical, real-time and predictive reports about building and enterprise-wide performance.

Attendees who watch the recorded session and successfully complete a short quiz will be eligible to receive a digital certificate for 1 AIA LU (learning unit). These will count toward the requirements for the AABC Commissioning Group’s (ACG’s) CxA (Certified Commissioning Authority), the Energy Management Association’s EMP (Energy Management Professional), and LEED general education requirements. Many other certifications accept AIA LUs, attendees should check with their certification body for approval.

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