Founded in 2002, the non-profit Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) works to advance the environmental, economic, community, and health benefits of green design, construction, and building operation practices. The network’s vision is to work towards ensuring all Vermonters have green healthy spaces to live, work and play.
The Building Commissioning Association 20 Under 40 Program recognized professionals who are actively engaged in the building commissioning profession.
VEIC's clean energy calls bring together industry leaders across the country to discuss and unpack the challenges, opportunities, and innovative approaches critical to making clean energy core to post-pandemic recovery.
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Lauren joined Cx Associates in March 2020, as operations and marketing coordinator. She has a background in general marketing, team coordination, and proposal and interview strategy, design, and delivery for the architectural, engineering, and construction industry.
Burlington, Vt, April 3, 2020— Jennifer Chiodo announced today that Matt Napolitan has assumed the managing principal role of energy engineering and consulting firm, Cx Associates, LLC. After nearly 25 years, Chiodo is ready to explore new opportunities and feels fortunate to find the ideal successor.
Thomas E. Anderson, 1951 – 2020
Founding Principal of Cx Associates, 1994-2013
Tom Anderson established Cx Associates in 1994, before anyone was doing building commissioning in the Northeast. He saw an opportunity to engineer better buildings and went out on his own to forge a path towards lower energy HVAC system design and operations. Tom commissioned Vermont’s first LEED certified building, the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain in 2001; commissioned over 4 million square feet of new buildings; and provided design reviews for over 5 million square feet of space over the course of his career. Cx Associates, a firm dedicated to commissioning and energy efficiency, grew from Tom’s one-man shop to having nine employees and a reputation as a leading commissioning and energy efficiency program evaluation provider at the time of Tom’s departure from the firm in 2013.
Burlington, October 28, 2019—Cx Associates, a leading energy-engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the promotion of Krystina Kattermann to Engineer.
Krystina Kattermann joined Cx Associates in November 2018 as an administrative coordinator. “Krystina has worked hard to become an engineer and delivers top-quality work for our clients,” said Matt Napolitan, principal at Cx Associates.
September 11, 2019 – Cx Associates, a leading energy-engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the addition of Jamie Hand to its team. Hand applies his experience as a Certified Energy Manager to efficiency projects for Cx Associates’ clients.
July 10, 2019 – Cx Associates, a leading energy-engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the addition of Wilson Yandell to its team. Wilson applies his experience in energy storage and thermal management to projects for Cx Associates’ clients.
April 22, 2019 – Cx Associates, a leading energy-engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the addition of Chloe Deas to its team as its new Administrative Coordinator. Chloe will be providing project coordination and support for several large commissioning and measurement and verification projects, as well as office administration at Cx Associates.
March 25, 2019 - Katherine (Katie) Mason joined Cx Associates in 2012. Katie is a project manager and adeptly manages a diverse portfolio of complex mechanical and electrical upgrade projects. She also has a broad knowledge of the LEED certification process for new construction, interior renovations and existing buildings. Her proficiency at building commissioning, retro-commissioning and energy audits with her years of experience is why we’re proud to promote Katie to Senior Engineer.
March 25, 2019 - Walker Calderwood is a Certified Energy Manager and a mechanical engineer who joined Cx Associates in 2014. With a MS Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration and BS in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology, Walker has the education and experience (performing measurement and verification (M&V), building commissioning, retro-commissioning, and energy analysis) to deliver success to our client projects. We’re happy to announce Walker’s promotion to Senior Engineer.
March 25, 2019 - Krystina Kattermann joined Cx Associates in 2018 to provide project coordination and support for several large commissioning and M&V projects. Her past work experience and proven skills at Cx Associates earns the position as Engineering Technician, which reflects the work she has been doing for Cx Associates client projects.
Cx Associates, a leading energy-engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the addition of Tate Colbert to its team. Tate applies his experience designing mechanical systems and modeling renewable generation to projects for Cx Associates’ clients.
Our busy, growing, mission-driven consulting engineering firm is looking for a seasoned engineer (8+ years experience) who’s keen to work on exciting energy efficiency projects for a large portfolio of clients in the Northeast. We’re a small firm that offers a relaxed, flexible, open (and dog friendly!) working environment. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and an employee-friendly workplace.
If you’re eager to work alongside our principals and the rest of our team to bring best-in-class energy engineering consulting services to our clients, then please click here for more information and to apply.
Our own Jen Chiodo provides insights to emerging trends in energy savings for Staples Business Resource Center.
“Most buildings we look at can save between 20 and 50 percent of their current energy consumption,” says Jennifer Chiodo, managing principal of Cx Associates, a consulting engineering firm in Vermont and Maine that helps commercial buildings reduce their environmental impacts. “Facilities managers have the potential to really help us meet climate goals.”
March 9, 2018 - Cx Associates is pleased to sponsor the Vermont Green Building Network and their annual Gala event. The Vermont Green Building Gala features the Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards Celebration and takes place at Main Street Landing in Burlington, VT on Thursday, March 29. This event recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievements in the development of leading-edge commercial and residential buildings. From the beginning, the Vermont’s Greenest Building Awards recognized proven energy performance in buildings by giving awards for consumption lower than 50% of regional averages.
January 30, 2018 — The professional engineers at Cx Associates will present three workshops at the 2018 Better Buildings by Design conference in Burlington, Vermont on February 8. Cx Associates has been building energy resiliency throughout the Northeast with its commissioning, measurement, verification, and energy efficiency consulting services.
Senior engineer Ben Fowler earned his Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in Vermont. Ben's area of expertise is mechanical engineering, HVAC and Refrigeration. The P.E. is for engineers who have gained a minimum of four years’ post-college work experience in their chosen engineering discipline and passed the examination. The Board of Professional Engineering oversees this profession in the state of Vermont.
The Business People Vermont article is a great piece showcasing our long commitment and experience to energy efficiency, commissioning, and “making sure the building works right.” Thanks to Dave Keelty for the praises of our work at University of Vermont Medical Center.
Burlington—Cx Associates opened a satellite office in Portland, Maine, to support the firm’s increased work in the state. Cx Associates is an engineering consulting firm that provides energy analysis and improves building performance for healthcare, higher education, multifamily, manufacturing and other large commercial and industrial facilities.
Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the addition of Gretchen Schimelpfenig to its team as engineer. Gretchen will apply her expertise in net zero energy buildings and renewable energy technology for Cx Associates’ clients.
ASHRAE Guideline 36: Advanced HVAC Control Sequences
January 27, 2017 — In the commercial industrial sector, retrofit energy efficiency measures such as the installation of LED lighting and variable frequency drives (VFDs) on HVAC equipment have become common. Matt Napolitan and Rick Stehmeyer will present an overview of ASHRAE Guideline 36 on February 2 at the Better Buildings by Design (BBD) conference. ASHRAE Guideline 36 is a set of HVAC control sequences that can be implemented as part of a retrofit or new construction, and the algorithms that building automation systems employ to keep commercial buildings comfortable and efficient.
Burlington, VT – Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering consulting firm is pleased to announce that Eveline Killian, CEM, has been promoted to Associate Principal. Ms. Killian joined Cx Associates as a Senior Engineer in 2010 and has over 20 years of experience in energy efficiency and project management in the commercial and industrial sector. Ms. Killian currently leads energy efficiency improvement projects for major Cx Associates’ clients, including the National Life Group, and is the project manager overseeing measurement and verification of claimed energy and demand savings for Vermont and Consolidated Edison of New York City.
July 12, 2016—Cx Associates is proud to annouce that we have joined the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign as a Supporting Partner. This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, encourages the use of a wide variety of commercially available Energy Management and Information Systems (EMIS) technologies and ongoing monitoring practices to help uncover energy-saving opportunities and improve building performance for the long run.
January 28, 2016 — Cx Associates senior engineers Brent Weigel and Matt Napolitan will present Better than Before, HVAC System Improvement via Engineered Retrofits at the Northern New England Chapter of the Eastern Region, Association of Physical Plan Administrators (NNCERAPPA) spring conference on March 15, 2016. The NNECERAPPA Spring Conference will be held March 14 & 15, 2016 at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.
January 27, 2016 — Five engineers from Cx Associates will present and participate at the Better Buildings by Design (BBD) conference. The BBD Conference will be held February 3 & 4, 2016 at the Sheraton Conference Center in Burlington, VT. Better Buildings by Design is the region’s premier design and construction conference, which features interactive learning about building durability, efficiency, and value for both residential and commercial projects.
December 21, 2015 - Cx Associates senior engineer Rick Stehmeyer joined Jessica Granderson of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lindsay Baker of Building Robotics, Sidharth Haksar of Autodesk, and Badri Raghavan of FirstFuel on a panel titled “ICT-Enabled Building Control” at the 2015 ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference in Boston.
Burlington, VT — Katherine Mason of Cx Associates earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional Operations and Maintenance (LEED AP O+M) credential from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED AP O+M specialty distinguishes professionals implementing sustainable practices, improving performance, heightening efficiency and reducing environmental impact in existing buildings through enhanced operations and maintenance..
October 28, 2015 — Matt Napolitan of Cx Associates, a mechanical engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in energy efficient building design and operations, earned the credential of Certified Commissioning Professional™ (CCP™), issued by the Building Commissioning Certification Board. Commissioning is assuring that all facility systems perform with the design intent, and in accordance with the owner's operational needs.
Aug. 10, 2015 —Cx Associates is a silver sponsor of the annual International Energy Program Evaluation Conference to take place in Long Beach, CA.
“This conference advances the goals of conserving natural resources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by helping to overcome one of the key barriers to implementing energy efficiency programs,” said Jennifer Chiodo, managing partner and a LEED accredited professional electrical engineer at Cx Associates. “Documentation of unbiased, peer-reviewed evaluations provides credible evidence of program success or failure.”
Burlington, July 6, 2015—Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces Katherine Mason has achieved LEED Green Associate Certification. LEED Green Associates have a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices.
June 5, 2015 -- Matt was there in June of 2015 when the American Institute of Architects gathered leaders of design and architecture in Portland, Maine to discuss how building design can be a major leverage point in addressing climate change, and how the Northern New England design community can advance towards achieving the 2030 vision of carbon neutral buildings, by 2030.
Jennifer Chiodo Shares Choices to Creating a Thriving Business at Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Conference
May 1, 2015
Vermont businesses don't have to choose between business success (doing well) and social responsibility (doing good). This plenary session will explore how these leaders of growth businesses are making choices that benefit their business, employees and community. Jennifer Chiodo will share her business choices and how they benefit her company. Join in the conversation of how to lead your business to success and how to make profound and enduring positive impact.
Cx Team Shares Their Strategies for Successful Projects at Gateway to Future of Commissioning Conference
May 1, 2015
As Commissioning becomes more commonplace, projects become more complicated, budgets become tighter and schedules become more aggressive, the question of scope and responsibilities becomes magnified, often with several parties having differing opinions. Often times the project contract(s) are not enough to settle these differences. This panel discussion will include positions on project deliverables from a general contractor, a commissioning provider and a controls contractor, often the three trades left standing at the end of any project. Specifically, we will be exploring each stage of a construction project – from pre-design/design phase to the warranty period – and questioning who is responsible for setting the goals and objectives and setting the pace of the project, how to deal with insufficient design, who is responsible for supporting the commissioning work, setting the validation practices, and other typical project concerns. It will be discussed that each role has a critical stake in the commissioning process, and that the overall success of that process hinges on the ability of everyone involved to perform their duties to the best possible extent. New light will be shed on the neglected and rarely acknowledged roles that other parties play in the success of a commissioning provider.
April 6, 2015
We’re pleased to celebrate with UVMMC, our most recent client to receive LEED recognition. Cx Associates was retained to provide commissioning services for the Fletcher Allen Health Care (FAHC) General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) Relocation in Burlington, Vermont. This project was an existing building medical facility upgrade at Fletcher Allen Health Care, now the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC).
The project scored the maximum five points for enhanced commissioning, to verify and ensure that the tenant space was designed, constructed and calibrated to operate as intended. Commissioned systems included the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, domestic hot water (DHW) system, lighting, lighting controls, electrical distribution, emergency power, security, and life safety.
April 3, 2015
Burlington—Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, is pleased to announce that engineering technician Walker Calderwood has been promoted to engineer effective March 29, 2015.
"We're extremely pleased to have Walker rise to a new level as engineer," says managing principal Jennifer Chiodo. "Since joining Cx Associates last year, Walker has excelled in his work, and has proven himself to be an adept problem solver with a strong work ethic."
Walker has provided building commissioning for Champlain College's new Center for Creative Media project, Middlebury College's Bread Loaf Inn, as well retrocommissioning services for several large projects at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He has also worked as a review engineer for the multi-year New Construction evaluation for NYSERDA and the Vermont Forward Capacity Market evaluation.
January 12, 2015
Burlington—Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the addition of Burlington resident Danya Littlefield to its team as project assistant. At Cx Associates, Littlefield assists with measurement and verification projects, energy metering and analysis, and LEED certification administration and preparing commissioning documents.
December 30, 2014
Burlington—Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces the addition of Henry “Rick” Stehmeyer to its team as senior engineer. At Cx Associates, Stehmeyer uses his systems control programming experience and his extensive knowledge of various control and energy management systems to optimize building systems and perform algorithm analyses. His analyses have enabled clients to further optimize the efficiency of their building control systems during commissioning.
Cx Associates Among Winners of the 2014 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence for Their Green Incentives Commuting Program
Burlington, VT – Cx Associates Among Winners of the 2014 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence for Their Green Incentives Commuting Program:
Recipients of the 2014 Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence have been announced and will be recognized in May at a ceremony in Burlington. Environmental excellence awards have been given since 1993 to recognize efforts and actions of Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental sustainability. To date, more than 200 efforts have been recognized. "These projects contribute significantly to Vermont's environmental quality and encourage others to take similar actions to protect our resources," said Deb Markowitz, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. "They demonstrate the importance of innovation and partnerships in enhancing and sustaining Vermont's environmental quality.
Award winners will be recognized at the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Annual Spring Conference on May 14 at the Davis Center on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington.
This year's recipients include:
AllEarth Renewables (Williston) – Innovative employee incentive program to reduce fossil fuels and carbon emissions
CxAssociates (Burlington) – Green incentive employee commuting program to encourage alternate forms of transportation
IBM (Essex Junction) – Photochemical waste reduction in the semiconductor manufacturing process
Lamoille Valley/Twin State Ford (Hardwick and St. Johnsbury)- Campaign to promote the sale of plug-in electric hybrid vehicles and was the second Ford dealership in the country in sales of hybrid electric vehicles in 2013.
SunCommon (Waterbury Center) – Residential solar business with an innovative financing model that has made solar renewable energy affordable and has substantially increased solar residential installations in the state.
Read the full release here: VBSR: Gov. Shumlin, ANR Secretary Markowitz Announce Environmental Excellence Awards
Burlington, VT – Jennifer Chiodo, Managing Principal of Cx Associates, has been appointed to the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Board of Directors. From VBSR:
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors.
"The staff and current board of VBSR are pleased to welcome three talented and capable people to serve on the VBSR Board of Directors. These new leaders will help VBSR continue to be a vital and positive force for socially responsible business policy and practices in Vermont," said Andrea Cohen, Executive Director of VBSR. "These new board members will play a critical role in ensuring that the mission and goals of VBSR are successfully obtained. The 2014 Board is diverse in size, sector, and geographic region. VBSR has never been stronger or more relevant."
The three new board members are: Mike Burak, Jennifer Chiodo and Bret Hodgdon.
Read the full release here: Vermontbiz.com : VBSR names Burak, Chiodo, Hodgdon new board members
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December 30, 2013
Burlington, VT – Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, is pleased to announce that engineering technician Katie Mason, E.I., has been promoted to an engineer. Katie joined Cx Associates in July 2012 and has experience in construction management and commissioning mechanical building systems. Most recently Ms. Mason has assisted in HVAC commissioning for a new six-story hotel in downtown Burlington, Vermont; a 17,400 SF new construction building on the Vermont Air National Guard Base in South Burlington, Vermont; and has provided commissioning support for projects at Burlington International Airport and the new 54,000 square foot Green Mountain Psychiatric Care Center in Berlin, Vermont.
"We are very pleased to have Katie rise to a new level as an engineer," says Jennifer Chiodo, Managing Principal of Cx Associates. "Since coming on board last year, Katie has proven herself to be a fast learner, and has excelled in her work at Cx Associates. Her attention to detail, work ethic, and passion for problem solving will continue to bring immense value to our clients."
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April 4, 2013
Burlington, VT – Matthew Napolitan, P.E., CPMP, LEED (AP BD+C), has been named a principal at Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning. Napolitan has been a senior engineer at Cx Associates for seven years, and during that time has led several successful projects for the firm including the current Hotel Vermont building (anticipated LEED Silver), Champlain College's LEED Platinum certified Perry Hall, Dealer.com's LEED Silver certified Burlington headquarters, Hypertherm's manufacturing facility in Hanover, NH (anticipated LEED Silver), and the University of Vermont's LEED Gold certified Davis Center.
"We are very pleased to have Matt as a principal," says Jennifer Chiodo, Managing Partner of Cx Associates. "His skill, attention to detail, responsiveness, and passion for problem solving will continue to bring immense value to our clients."
Burlington, VT – Eric Hauser, Operations Manager at Cx Associates, has been appointed to the CarShare Vermont Board of Directors. He joins continuing board members committed to sustainable transportation, including Jessica Oski, Bryan Davis, David Gurtman, Julia Andrews, Sam Hoar, Beth Isler, Stu McGowan and Chris Miller.
Cx Associates' Principal Jennifer Chiodo, P.E., LEED AP made a follow up appearance on WCAX's program, "The :30" to discuss the winners of The Vermont Green Building Network's new "Greenest Building" award.
Jennifer Chiodo, P.E., LEED AP, a principal at Cx Associates, has been appointed to the Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) Board of Directors.
Matt Napolitan, of Cx Associates, has earned a Commissioning Process Management Professional certification (CPMP) from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, (ASHRAE).
Thomas Anderson, a principal and the founder of Cx Associates, recently presented "Strategies for a Meaningful Design Review" at the 2012 ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Winter Conference held January 21-25, 2012 in Chicago. Illinois.
Jennifer Chiodo, a principal at Cx Associates, recently presented at the 2011 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.