CxEnergy 2021 Announces Preliminary Technical Program

CxEnergy 2021 Announces Preliminary Technical Program

CxEnergy 2021 Will Again Feature Industry Leaders and a Stellar Program for Commissioning & Energy Management Continuing Education

The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) announced the preliminary technical program for the premier event in commissioning, energy management, and building testing & analytics today. CxEnergy 2021 takes place April 20-23, 2021 in Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel.


AABC-sponsored presentations:

Fundamentals+ of Test, Adjust, & Balance for Engineers, Cx & Energy Providers

Jim Hall, P.E., TBE, CxA, Systems Management & Balancing, Inc.

This practical, information-packed session explains many of the key test and balance challenges—from practical system design considerations, to the TAB Process, to obtaining meaningful and useful data—that if properly addressed in cooperation with an independent TAB firm can ensure that any project goes smoothly.


VFD Motors: Shaft Voltage Causes and Effects and Solutions

Tom Hedrick, P.E., CxA, EMP, LEED AP, Test and Balance Corporation

Presentation will focus on the shaft voltage that is induced via Variable Frequency Drives, the main causes of the induced voltages, magnitude of the problems and possible solutions to this issue that reduces the life expectancy for VFD motors. Presentation is supported by peer reviewed research, field testing and performance based solutions. Included in the presentation will be case study measurements, documentation and analysis. Audience will walk away with information on how to prevent damaging shaft voltage on bearings and motor in order to reduce maintenance issues and capital cost expenditures.


CxEnergy draws hundreds of the nation’s leading commissioning experts, energy management professionals, MEP engineers, HVAC test and balance professionals, facility managers and building owners. Presentation topics include:

  • Case studies in commissioning and energy management in buildings and facilities (particularly featuring the owner perspective)
  • Market sector case studies (e.g. education, health care, data centers, alternative care facility, etc.)
  • Remote energy management
  • Understanding Emergency Power System Commissioning (preview of ACG Commissioning Guideline 3rd Edition content)
  • Advances in building automation and control technologies 
  • Fire & life safety systems commissioning
  • Fundamentals+ of test & balance for engineers, Cx & energy providers
  • Commissioning case study of the ASHRAE Net-Zero Energy Headquarters
  • Smart water management
  • Distributed energy resources (renewables, microgrids, storage etc.)
  • Commissioning requirements in building energy codes (ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC)
  • Conserving energy through building enclosure commissioning

CxEnergy attendees earn AIA (LU), USGBC LEED General Education, CxA and EMP continuing education credits for presentations.  The credits are widely applicable for other certifications and professional licenses (attendees should check with their certification or licensing body). View the preliminary program on the CxEnergy website.

More than 100 videos from previous CxEnergy presentations are available on the CxEnergy YouTube Channel.

The CxEnergy Expo Hall showcases a wide variety of products including controls, software, instruments, metering devices and services targeted specifically to commissioning, energy management, engineering and testing firms. The CxEnergy Exhibitor Prospectus is available here. Event information and the latest updates and online registration are available at

CxEnergy is presented by the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), the Energy Management Association (EMA), and the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC).

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