Jim Magee, CxA, EMP, LEED AP BD+C

President, CEO
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Jim is president of Facility Commissioning Group in Lexington, Kentucky, a third party independent commissioning provider firm founded in 1998 and solely dedicated to developing and implementing practical HVAC commissioning processes. A graduate of Fort Knox High School, Jim earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in Mechanical Engineering and holds EIT certificate #8892. He has 17 years of HVAC Test and Balance experience as a certified Test and Balance Engineer (TBE) with the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC) #97-06-35. With 17 years of practical commissioning application experience, Jim is a Director and Past President of AABC Commissioning Group (ACG), co-author of the ACG Commissioning Guideline for Building Owners, Design Professionals, and Commissioning Service Providers, and a charter Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA). Jim is a Director and Past President of the Southeast Region Building Commissioning Association (SERBCA) and is member #20 of the Building Commissioning Association (BCA). Jim was voting member of ASHRAE SPC202 Commissioning Standard Committee, and is a member of the standard maintenance committee for ASHRAE Standard 202 – Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems. He is certified by USGBC as a LEED Accredited Professional for Green Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C). Jim is a member of ASTM, NFPA, ICC and the Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers (KSHE). Other recent industry service includes the ASHRAE Building Performance Alliance (BPA) Commissioning Roadmap, participation on the IAS technical advisory council for accreditation criteria AC476 and as a member of the USDOE-NIBS Better Buildings Commercial Workforce Credentialing Council (CWCC) Job Task Analyses (JTA) task force for commissioning professionals.

Todd Yates, PE, CxA, TBE, LEED AP BD+C

Vice President, Treasurer, CFO
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Todd is Vice President and CFO of Facility Commissioning Group.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in Mechanical Engineering and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (#20447), Indiana (#PE10001131), Tennessee (#001906392) and Alabama (#27716E); has is a certified Test and Balance Engineer (TBE) #97-06-34 with the Associated Air Balance Council (AABC), a charter ACG certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) #1004-042 and is a USGBC LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C). Todd is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He was the lead commissioning authority for the Indianapolis Public Schools – Capital Improvements Program. Todd has performed mitigation commissioning for secondary schools in Kentucky and Indiana. Sample commissioning projects include Indianapolis Public Schools Capital Improvements Program Phase I, II and III; Indiana University Research 3, Neuroscience Research Building, and Ashton Apartment Complex; Purdue University Mechanical Engineering Building Gatewood Wing, Lilly Hall, and Lynn Hall. Todd possesses extensive HVAC experience with K-12 schools, higher education buildings, and laboratory facilities.

Cheryl Yates, EIT

Corporate Secretary, Business Manager
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Cheryl is Corporate Secretary of Facility Commissioning Group.  She is a graduate of Athens High School in Troy, Michigan, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a Master’s Degree from the University of Kentucky in Mathematics Education.  She is an EIT in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Since 2008, Cheryl’s responsibilities have been business focused, included administering accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll management, tax administration and cost analysis.  She is also President of Synergy Test and Balance, an AABC member firm providing third party, independent Test and Balance services to building owners in the Indiana and Kentucky regions.

Matthew Adams, CxA, EMP

Branch Manager, Commissioning Authority
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Matt is the Manager of the Indiana Branch Office and a Commissioning Authority. Mechanical Engineering studies at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis; ACG certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) #609-505 and EMA certified Energy Management Professional (EMP) #412-E39.  Matt has experience as a project manager for Engineered Control Systems and Control Solutions/TAC from 1997-2006.  He is trained as a Certified Energy Manager through Control Solutions/Cinergy Inc.  He is a Certified Tridium Technician, a Certified Honeywell Technician, and a Certified CSI Technician.  Matt has obtained a Type Universal Certification license (#2192624) from the American Refrigeration Institute.  Since joining Facility Commissioning Group (FCG) in 2006, Matt has worked extensively on Indianapolis Public Schools Capital Improvements Program Phase I, II and III, Plainfield High School, Indiana University School of Medicine – Information Science Building, Indiana University School of Music, Covance, and Roche Diagnostics.

Jim Adams, PE, CxA, EMP, RCDD

Commissioning Authority
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Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky in Electrical Engineering; licensed professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Kentucky (#19845) and Ohio (#275323); ACG Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) #711-871 and ACG  certified Energy Management Professional (EMP) #412-E32; and Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) #140157.  Jim is a member of the Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI) organization. Jim has industry experience since 1991.  Sample industry projects include Eastern State Hospital, Eastern Kentucky University – New Science Building and Western Kentucky University – College of Education & Behavioral Sciences.  Mr. Adams provides commissioning support relating to electrical distribution, lighting, life safety, emergency power generator and automatic power transfer systems as well as fire alarm and various low-voltage systems.

Kim Kissick, CxA

Commissioning Authority
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Commissioning Authority; Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Louisville; ACG certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) #609-512. Kim has building systems operation, maintenance, and design experience since 1985. Kim’s expertise includes central chiller plants, central steam plants, HVAC mechanical system & controls, clean rooms, electrical distribution systems, life safety systems, emergency power generator and automatic power transfer systems. Sample commissioning projects include Camp Atterbury – Department of Public Works, Bartholomew County Schools Corporation – Columbus North and East High Schools, Purdue University – Mechanical Engineering Building, and Indianapolis Public Schools Capital Improvements Program Phase III, Cabinet for Health and Family Services – Eastern State Hospital, Eastern Kentucky University – New Student Housing.  Berea College – Anna Smith Residence Hall.

Bruce Cook, CxA

Commissioning Authority
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Bachelor of Science degree in HVAC Engineering Technology from Ferris State University and Bachelor of Science degree in General Studies from the University of the State of New York.  ACG Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA) #1211-939, HVAC universal certification, and Johnson Controls Institute – Digital Controls Systems coursework that includes Metasys PMI Facility Operator (#350), ASC Engineering (#353), Extended Architecture for Building Engineers (#389), Extended Architecture Engineering and Setup (#391) and Metasys DX9100 Engineering (#364). Sample commissioning projects include Purdue University – Marriott Hall, Purdue Research Foundation – Greenhouse, Purdue University – Hanley Hall and Purdue University – Lilly Hall West Wing Laboratory Renovations Phases VI-A/B.

Glenn Miller, CxT, TBE

Test and Balance Engineer, Commissioning Technician
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TBE, CxT, Commissioning Technician; Associate degree in Applied Science at Paducah Community College, Business Management/Drafting & Design Studies at Murray State University; ACG Certified Commissioning Technician (CxT) #079-711. Glenn has industry experience since 1990. He possesses certification as a Test and Balance Engineer (TBE) from the AABC #13-04-38, has completed OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health Courses, has USEC/HAZMAT training (24 hours) and NES/Operator Training for using Scissor and Boom Lifts. Sample commissioning projects include, Fort Campbell – Army Reserve Center, Fort Knox – ECIP Renewable Solar Wall and Daylight project, Fort Campbell – Language Sustainment Training Facility, Murray State University – Hester Residential College Renovation, Springfield Air National Guard Base – Mission Operations Center and Owensboro Davies County – Convention Center.

Brandon Moore, CxT, LEED GA

Document Group Manager, Commissioning Technician
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Brandon Moore, CxT, LEED GA; Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Transylvania University; ACG Certified Commissioning Technician (CxT) #059-710 and USGBC LEED Green Associate.   Brandon has industry experience since 2008. Brandon’s involvement in the following projects includes document distribution, commissioning plan and report production and commissioning document administration: Sweetwater Headquarters, Eastern State Hospital, and Kenton County Schools – Turkey Foot Middle School.

Melinda Belleville

Document Group Administrator
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Commissioning Document Administrator; Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in Sociology; Associates degree in Business Data Programming. Melinda has industry experience since 2012. Melinda has completed the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety and Health Course. She provides support in producing, reviewing, and creating documents relative to the commissioning process. Sample projects include Indianapolis Public Schools Capital Improvements Program Phase I, II and III, Eastern State Hospital, Western Kentucky University Downing University Center, Stout Field – Joint Forces Headquarters and Eastern Kentucky University – New Student Housing.

Clay Kissick

Document Group Specialist
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Computer Engineering/Computer Science studies at University of Louisville. Clay has industry experience since 2013. Provides administrative support in creating documents relative to the commissioning process. Assists the CxA’s and CxT’s to support the Functional Performance Tests in the field when needed. Sample projects include: Eastern State Hospital, Indianapolis Public Schools Capital Improvements Program Phase III, Eastern Kentucky University – New Student Housing.

Tiffanie Clinkinbeard

Administrative Assistant
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Commissioning Document Administrator; Bachelor of Science degree from Christopher Newport University in Integrated Biology; PhD in Gerontology from the University of Kentucky. Tiffanie combines her experience as a heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic in the Army with extensive technical writing, editing, and desktop publishing experience amassed during her PhD training at the University of Kentucky to provide value as a commissioning document administrator. Sample projects include Eastern Kentucky University – New Science Building Phase 2, Murray State University – Breathitt Veterinary Center, University of Kentucky – Expand/Renovate Student Center, and University of Kentucky – Football Training Center and Practice Field.