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Workshop: Enhancing Mechanical Contractors’ Impact in Building Commissioning and Re-Commissioning

  • February 13, 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Anvil Centre - 777 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6


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MCABC is pleased to present a workshop focused on empowering Mechanical Contractors in Building Commissioning and Re-Commissioning on February 13th at the Anvil Centre.

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Workshop Objectives:

  • Re-cap on building commissioning (new construction) and re-commissioning (existing buildings) processes, for both large and smaller buildings
  • Clarify the role of Mechanical Contractors in building commissioning (new construction) and re-commissioning (existing buildings) and how it may differ from operations and maintenance support
  • Understand the current policy and incentive landscape for commissioning and re-commissioning activities, including Canadian best practice standards
  • Reflect on best practices, do’s and don’ts in commissioning and re-commissioning processes
  • Identify business opportunities for mechanical contractors to become more engaged in commissioning and re-commissioning activities
  • Learn about continuing professional development opportunities to upskill your team

8:30am - Arrival and light refreshments

9:00am - Welcome & Land acknowledgement

9:15am - Introduction to Commissioning and Re-commissioning

9:45am - A deep dive into the Commissioning & Re-commissioning Process

10:30am - 15-min break

10:45am - Existing Building Recommissioning (RCx)

11:45am - Wrap-up

12:00-1:00pm - Networking and refreshments


Brian Smith

Brian is an experienced building services consulting professional with over 17 years in the industry. He brings with him broad expertise in HVAC design, building systems commissioning and energy modelling. He has worked for several large international consulting firms including Arup, WSP and most recently, Introba in Vancouver where he led the local commissioning practice for a wide variety of projects and clients primarily focusing on new construction commissioning services.

Kenneth McNamee

Kenneth is a Principal at Impact Engineering, an Energy and Engineering Consultancy headquartered in Vancouver. He has deep expertise in building re-commissioning, and is currently delivering projects in the commercial, institutional, and healthcare sectors.

Brad White – Brad is a Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience in commissioning for new and existing buildings, energy efficiency, decarbonization, and smart building systems. He has led and designed hundreds of different energy and carbon saving projects at various stages including Energy Audits and Low Carbon Studies, Mechanical Designs and Implementations, Building Automation System (BAS) Upgrades, Commissioning and Recommissioning Programs, Measurement and Verification, as well as Project Coaching and Strategic Planning. Brad also develops and teaches courses on decarbonization and energy efficiency including a decarbonization curriculum at the Canadian Institute of Energy Training (CIET). Through these projects, Brad has worked with a diverse range of client sectors including commercial clients, municipalities, school districts, crown corporations, federal and provincial governments, institutional, universities, offices, and Health Care Facilities. In addition, he was a contributor to the development of CSA commissioning standards Z5000 and Z5001. Brad is a Contributing Editor and editorial board member at and is a member of the City of Vancouver Technical Advisory Committee on Commercial and Multi-unit residential buildings.

Panel Participants:

Jonathan Ho – Jonathan Ho is the Manager, Energy and Sustainability for the Richmond School District. His areas of responsibility include electricity and natural gas usage, carbon reporting, fleet electrification, and continuous optimization work. Jonathan holds degrees in engineering and business, including a Master’s of Engineering and MBA, and is a Certified Energy Manager

David McKee – David is Senior Manager, Energy Management and Sustainability at the Surrey School District and has worked in energy management in the school and municipal sectors for 13 years. With a portfolio of over 130 buildings, he has developed a strategic energy management plan to achieve energy-saving and greenhouse gas reduction targets. He works with facilities department staff to identify and prioritize energy saving opportunities, align projects with budgets, and retain consultants and contractors to conduct recommissioning work.

Vinson Lee – Program Manager C-Op Program – Vinson manages BC Hydro’s Continued Optimization Program that offers incentives for building recommissioning.

Don’t miss this chance to amplify your impact in commissioning and re-commissioning initiatives. Reserve your spot today!

Registrants of ASTTBC may claim and self-report relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours attended at this workshop to ASTTBC. Questions with regards to eligibility may be directed to ASTTBC at

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