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September 2014 article by Rebecca Ellis

Commissoning Action Lists: What is too Long?

I am a strong proponent of planning ahead for successful functional performance testing. This is why commissioning starts in the design phase, continues through construction, and culminates (doesn’t start) with functional performance testing when the systems are installed, started-up, balanced, integrated, and fully operational.

 

USGBC-MN 2012 IMPACT Conference, September 18, 2012, Minnetonka, MN

Molly Meyer is presenting a lecture on Healthcare Facilities and Sustainability.

 

High-Performance Buildings Conference, September 11-13, 2012, Westin Tysons Corner, VA

Rebecca Ellis is presenting a lecture on On Board Equipment Controls Integration.

 

National Conference on Building Commissioning, May 15 - 16, 2012, Nashville, Tennessee

Molly Meyer and Matt Malinosky presented a paper title Commissioning the Project Schedule. [slides, paper]

 

Pentagon's National Engineers Week Event, February 22, 2012, Washington, DC

Rebecca Ellis is presenting a lecture on Implementing Sustainable Ideas: It's Not All About the Project.

 

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, NET 2011 Conference, Key Accounts Executives' Summit, January 31, 2011, New Orleans, LA

Rebecca Ellis presented a lecture on Retro-Commissioning - Optimizing the Performance of Existing Building Systems.

 

Minnesota Chapter of the USGBC, November 11, 2010, Harris Companies, St. Paul, Minnesota

Molly Meyer spoke about Building Systems Commissioning.

 

October 12-13, 2010 A Space Odyssey: Storage Strategies for Cultural Collections, Presented by the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, In partnership with the Midwest Aart Conservation Center, Cosponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society

Rebecca Ellis will be presenting a lecture on Achiving Optimal Preservation Environments for Collections Storage

 

Sustainable Solutions Conference: Engineering High Performance Buildings, Jun 8-9, 2010, Chicago, Illinois

Rebecca Ellis spoke about what is required for a transition to high performance operations.

Matt Malinosky spoke about energy modeling simplified.

 

Dakota Electric Association, C&I Meeting, April 15, 2010, Eagan, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis presents a lecture on Building Systems Retro-Commissioning.

 

ASHRAE Minnesota Chapter, 2010 Spring Suminar, April 13, 2010, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis presents a lecture on Retro-Commissioning for Energy Savings.

 

2010 AIA Wisconsin Conference & Expo, April 28, 2010, Madison, Wisconsin

Rebecca Ellis presents a lecture on Building Systems Commissioning: A Verification Process for Collaborative Design and Construction.

 

Building Operator Certification 103: HVAC Systems, Controls, & Buildings, March 10-11, 2010, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis will be giving Building Operator Certification Training.

 

AIA Central Oklahoma Chapter, March 25, 2010, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Rebecca Ellis presents a lecture on Building Systems Commissioning.

 

Minnesota Chapter of the USGBC, 2010 LEED Lecture Series, February 25, 2010, Eagan, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis presents a lecture on Energy & Atmosphere Building Comissioning.

Rebecca Ellis earns a Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) certification from the American Society of Heathing, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

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Building Operator Certification Training sponsored by MEEA Building Operator Certification Program, October 27-28, 2009, Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis will teach a course on HVAC Systems & Controls.

 

Building Operator Certification Training sponsored by MEEA Building Operator Certification Program, September 30, 2009, Cloquet, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis will teach a course on Commissioning.

 

Fall 2009 Green Intelligent Buildings Conference, September 29-30, 2009, Santa Clara, California

Molly Meyer will be speaking about how Operations and Maintenance practices and processes are the key to maximizing a building's performance over time.

 

The Energy Center University - September 23, 2009, Chicago, IL.

Rebecca Ellis will teach a course on Building Systems Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning

 

The Energy Center University - September 22, 2009, Madison, WI.

Rebecca Ellis will teach a course on Building Systems Retro-Commissioning

 

Minnesota USGBC Chapter's LEED Credit Lecture Series at Great River Energy, Maple Grove, MN, September 10, 2009

Rebecca Ellis spoke about LEED Commissioning.

 

Building Operator Certification Training sponsored by Minnesota Power, August 18-19, 2009, Cloquet, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis spoke about HVAC Systems & Controls.

GreenByDesign Conference June 10 - 11, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Allyssa Kuseske and Matt Malinosky spoke about Commissioning Multi-Family Housing.

 

The Energy Center University - April 28 in Green Bay, WI; April 29, Rothschild, WI; June 2, La Crosse, WI; and June 3, 2009, Eau Claire, WI.

Rebecca Ellis taught a course on Building Systems Retro-Commissioning

 

Building Intelligence Tour at AHR Expo 2009, January 27, 2009, Chicago, Illinois at McCormick Place

Cathy Melander spoke on Commissioning of Lighting Controls

 

19th Annual Energy Design Conference & Expo, March 9 - 11, 2009, Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center

Rebecca Ellis spoke on Commissioning & Retro-Commissioning

 

Green Intelligent Buildings Conference March 25 - 26, 2009, Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, Virginia

Rebecca Ellis spoke on Designing and Commissioning Intelligent Buildings

 

ASHE Region 6 Educational Conference April 16 - 17, 2009, Alltel Center, Mankato, Minnesota

Rebecca Ellis spoke on Facility System Energy Strategies