The Difference is the Company We Keep
We encourage our team members to actively participate in professional associations by writing technical articles and serving on technical committees. Through these activities, EAB has been influential in establishing and maintaining standards for the testing and balancing industry, building commissioning industry, as well as other aspects of building construction and installation.
EAB was instrumental in starting the Associated Air Balance Council. As a charter member in 1965, EAB assisted in developing the AABC Training Manual, as well as, the writing and development of the AABC National Standard for Total System Balancing. Walt Lipski, founder of EAB, worked on the original version of the National Standards published in 1972.
Gaylon Richardson is currently the chairman of the National Standards committee. This committee revised and updated the AABC Standard for Total System Balance in 2002. The committee later worked to produce the first ANSI Standard for the TAB industry: ANSI AABC Standard for Total System Balance seventh edition 2016. Today, the committee is currently reviewing the ANSI AABC Standard for Total System Balance in order to publish the eighth edition.
David Harrell is past chairman of the Training committee which developed the Technician Training program and associated training materials.
EAB is the nation’s oldest independent testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) firm and has more AABC certified field TAB engineers and technicians than any other TAB firm in the nation.
The AABC Commissioning Group (ACG) was started in 2004 in order to bring together independent commissioning providers and offer a certification program for independent commissioning professionals designated as a Commissioning Authority (CxA). Engineered Air Balance was a charter member in the formation of this organization and currently has nine certified Commissioning Authorities (CxA) and two certified Commissioning Technicians (CxT).
Members of EAB’s commissioning staff regularly attend ACG technical conferences, contribute technical articles to the organization, and provide technical presentations to various groups within the building commissioning industry.
Currently, Justin Garner is the Chairman of the ACG Certification Council which oversees the CxA certification process. With the assistance of the committee, Justin rewrote the exam and certification process in 2014. The ACG CxA certification is ANSI accredited under ISO17024 and recognized under the U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings program.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is a large technical organization dedicated to building systems, sustainability and energy conservation. The society sponsors research, publications and technical programs to enhance the overall industry.
EAB has been actively involved with ASHRAE committees throughout its history. EAB employees were instrumental in starting the technical committee in ASHRAE for Testing and Balancing, writing ASHRAE Handbook Chapters for Testing and Balancing, serving as an ASHRAE liaison to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standard 90A committee (Standard for Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems) and updating the UL standard 555 on fire and smoke rated damper testing. EAB employees have also served on the Technical Activities Committee (TAC), Standards Committee and other governing committees within the society.
EAB employees are currently actively involved in over 20 ASHRAE society committees.