The HVAC Contracting Industry:

EBCx Services provides training and consulting for the HVAC contracting industry. We specialize in assisting Mechanical, HVAC, Control, and TAB Contractors with expanding their business into technical services including EBCx, Energy Audits, and Energy Retrofit Projects.

The HVAC contracting industry has a significant business opportunity; improving the performance of existing commercial, institutional and industrial buildings. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's (EIA) Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), there were about 5 million commercial buildings in the United States in 2003. By 2012, that number had risen 14 percent to 5.6 million. Over the same period, total commercial square footage increased 21%, from just over 70 billion to 87 billion. The median building today is 32 years old; about half of America's commercial buildings were built before 1980.

Energy costs are unstable and will likely continue to rise. Building owners and facility managers are pressured to reduce operational costs, with utility charges being a significant portion of their monthly operational budget. Many existing buildings have serious HVAC and control system operational issues related to comfort, indoor air quality, and safety of building occupants.

This combined driving force has created a significant opportunity for contractors to help customers understand the business case of improving building performance, and significantly reduce the cost of operating their facilities. Improving the performance of existing buildings is a tremendous business opportunity for contractors today and in the future.

In order to make a significant reduction in carbon emissions, The United States will need to work primarily with existing buildings, as opposed to new construction. The future of high-performance buildings is linked to EBCx, energy audits, and integrated energy retrofits.

EBCx Services has over 40 years of experience improving the environment of buildings ranging from hospitals, offices, condominiums, hotels, prisons, schools, universities, shopping malls, military bases, ammunition plants, pharmaceutical plants, and a multitude of industrial facilities. Our passion is to share this expertise with contractors that are interested in becoming Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx) professionals. EBCx, energy audits, and integrated energy retrofits will expand your business while providing a valuable service to your customers.

HVAC, Mechanical, Control and Tab Contractor Training

Contractors are perfectly positioned to offer EBCx and energy services to both their current and prospective customers. Contractors have relationships with their existing customers, (many which have a strong need for EBCx and energy services). Offering EBCx and energy services helps contractors build stronger relationships with their existing customers while developing a business model to target, qualify and secure new clientele.

EBCx Services helps contractors in the following three key business areas:

  • Develop an EBCx and energy services business model, leveraging existing internal resources, and aligning external strategic partners where necessary.
  • Following the business model, train, develop and maintain a high-performing team to sell and execute EBCx and other specialized mechanical services.
  • Provide ongoing services that connect you with your customer as a trusted advisor, while maintaining the persistence of building performance over time.
EBCx Services

EBCx Services provides contractors with the necessary training to help them seize this significant business opportunity with the following specialized services:

  • Existing Building Commissioning
  • Technical Retro Commissioning
  • Energy Audits
  • Energy Audits
    > ASHRAE Level 1, 2, 3
    > Targeted
  • Energy Retrofit Sales
    > Develop deep energy retrofits
    > Building envelope, lighting, and mechanical
    > Water conservation
    > Create a compelling business case based on solid financial cost justification
  • Field Engineering Services
    > Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (TAB)
    > Building Envelope Testing
    > Control system optimization
    > Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations
  • Monitoring Based Commissioning and Performance Verification
    > Staying connected with your customer
    > Energy Service Maintenance Agreement (ESMA)

Backed with over four decades of real-world experience in the HVAC contracting/controls/engineering and energy services industry, EBCx Services provide real-world solutions to real-world problems.

Current Training Seminars

**Currently there are no seminars scheduled.

Facility Operations & Maintenance Staff Training

Training is a critical component of maintaining the performance of building systems. When Operations and Maintenance (O&M) technicians are properly trained, they are better prepared to troubleshoot problems and identify solutions quickly, resulting in less downtime to equipment and systems. Properly trained technicians also keep equipment and systems operating efficiently while maintaining proper Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for the building occupants.

EBCx Services

EBCx Services offers training in the following areas:

  • HVAC Systems
  • Air Systems
  • Hydronic Systems
  • Test Instrumentation
  • Preventative Maintenance Procedures
  • Troubleshooting, Diagnostic Procedures
  • Testing, Adjusting, Balancing (TAB) Procedures
  • Energy Auditing
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Preventative Maintenance Procedures
  • Existing Building Commissioning (EBCx)
  • Using the Building Automation System (BAS) as a Preventative Maintenance Tool