I have a question regarding who can be a CxA?
We are a MEP company from Germany and we have a high level of experience in energy systems, operation, testing, commissioning and installation but we have never done Leed Commissioning. How can we prove and be sure that we are accredited by the USGBC for LEED Commissioning?
Is there any opportunity to prove in advance (before a certification process start) that our company is qualified to do the commissioning? Is there any opportunity to register as a CxA?
Many thanks in advance
Vermont House of Representatives
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May 24, 2010 - 9:09 pm
If your firm has experience providing commissioning on multiple projects, then you can do commissioning for LEED, according to the EAp1 and EAc3 requirements. If you're called upon to document this, a letter or some other basic documentation should suffice.There is no special accreditation or registration to be a CxA for LEED. It's simply a matter of advertising your services.
Tatjana ErnstLEED AP; Dipl.-Ing.
Scholze-Lava Consulting GmbH
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May 25, 2010 - 3:35 am
Many thanks Tristan for your answer, i have another question is it possible that a firm can be a CxA or should one person from the firm be a CxA (and therefore achieve all the CxA terms and conditions)?
tkank you very much
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June 11, 2010 - 9:45 am
Typically a person in the firm has the experience with the commissioning activities but many CxA certification bodies certify the individual and the company that the individual works for.
The USGBC references the CxA as the "individual designated to organize, lead, and review". Note that they say "individual".