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Publications and Presentations

Rebecca Ellis, PE is a widely published author and speaker. Here is a partial list of publications and presentations.

  • Commissioning New Green Intelligent Buildings, Green Sustainable Building Controls Conference, Dallas, Texas, September 2008
  • Commissioning New Green Intelligent Buildings, Green Intelligent Buildings Conference, April, 2008
  • LEED EB & Existing Building Commissioning, Northern Illinois Energy Users, June, 2007
  • Planning for Operations HVAC & Lighting, Association of Art Museum Administrators, June, 2007
  • HVAC Concerns for Collections, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, May, 2007
  • Commissioning & Energy Management, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, May, 2007
  • Guidelines and Requirements for Commissioning, ASHRAE Rochester Section 2007 Spring Seminar
  • Master Planning, Building Automation Conference, March, 2007
  • High-Performance Building Operations: Strategies for Persistence of Function and Federal Sector High-Performance Building Case Studies, Energy 2006, August, 2006.
  • Quantifying Costs and Benefits, the Sequel: A 6-Year Check-up on Commissioning at the Pentagon, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 2006.
  • Effective Commissioning Proposals, High Performance Buildings 2006, AABC Commissioning Group, April, 2006.
  • Building Systems Commissioning, The Healthcare Roundtable, November, 2005.
  • Design Concerns for Collections: Environmental Concerns, Upper Midwest Conservation Association & MN Historical Society Workshop on Conservation Concerns for New Building Projects, October, 2005.
  • Wanted: Independent Commissioning Providers, AABC Commissioning Group Cx Journal, Fall, 2005.
  • Building Systems Commissioning, Design Build Institute of America’s HealthCare Project Delivery Conference, September, 2005.
  • Project Partnering: Commissioning Key Project Relationships, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 2003
  • Evaluating Third-Party and Non Third-Party Models, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 2003
  • Commissioning Public Buildings: O & M Training Lessons Learned, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 2003
  • Project Commissioning: The Critical Role of the Owner, Construction Owner’s Association of America, 2003
  • Building Systems Commissioning, Gilbane Higher Education Commissioning Forum in Washington D.C. October 2002
  • How to Achieve Top Performance in Your Building: Commissioning Benefits, Processes and Performance, Energy Center of Wisconsin, 2002
  • Cheerleading for Commissioning, Construction Owner’s Association of America, 2001
  • Having an Ownership Interest, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 2001
  • Case Study: Haecker Hall Renovation, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 2000
  • Case Study: Two Rivers Correctional Institute, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 1999
  • Comprehensive Building Commissioning, Energy Efficiency Workshop and Exposition, 1999
  • Applying Commissioning to a Design/Build Project: Bridging at the Pentagon, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 1999
  • Getting it Together, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 1998.
  • Getting it Right, A Building Commissioning Column, Engineered Systems Magazine, monthly feature, 1998.
  • Back to Basics, A Commissioning Training Series, Engineered Systems Magazine, monthly feature, 1996-Present
  • HVAC System Commissioning, National Association of Higher Education, 1995; Texas Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers, 1996.
  • Commissioning a Museum & Archival Storage Facility, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, 1996; National Conference on Building Commissioning, 1996.
  • Interpersonal Skills for HVAC System Commissioning, National Conference on Building Commissioning, 1994.
  • Conversion of a Single Floor in a High Rise Office Building into an Animal Research Facility, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, 1992.
  • Getting Function from Design: Making Systems Work, Society of American Archivists, 1991.
  • Verification of a Scale Model for Mixed Forced and Natural Convection in Enclosures, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1987.

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