Membership Promotion Joint Event with BCA: 2015 Energy Code Commissioning Panel

Thanks to our Panelists and Attendees!

We had nearly 50 guests at this past Thursday’s Membership Promotions and Building Commissioning Association (BCA) Event.

The open forum provided for a lively conversation of the 2015 Energy Code requirements as it relates to commissioning. The evening was moderated by Duane Lewellen of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) and the Smart Building Center. Our Panelists were:

  • Energy Code: Duane Jonlin, Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor, City of Seattle
  • Architect: Walter Schacht, Principal Architect, Schacht Aslani Architects, P.C
  • Commissioning Agent: Craig A. Hawkins, CxA, CCP, Commissioning Project Director, McKinstry
  • Engineer: Darren Schwend, P.E, Notkin Mechanical Engineer

Please note the following clarification from Duane Jonlin:

I stated that a PE could act as the Certified Commissioning Professional only if he/she was the engineer of record for the project. Turns out I was remembering an earlier proposal – the final adopted language allows any Washington state PE to serve as the Certified Commissioning Professional. My apologies.

Access the 2015 Washington State Energy Code Language HERE (works best with Internet Explorer) and the Commissioning Commissioning Compliance Checklist HERE.


Please review the LCA Presentations kindly shared by guest panelists Walter Schacht:

CPARB LCCA flow chart
14-0214 CPARB LCCA Guidelines