Building Operator Certification
The program, provided in cooperation with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC), is an eight-day course offered over a two-to-four month period. The program trains facility managers to improve energy efficiency, reduce electric and other fuel bills, reduce maintenance costs, and enhance building occupant comfort. Certified building operators demonstrate competence in evaluating building energy consumption, HVAC energy inspection, lighting surveys, indoor air pollutant sources and pathway locations, facility electrical distribution, and more. Find out more about BOC here.
An evaluation of program results in municipal buildings showed that program graduates saved an average of close to 100 Megawatt hours of electricity per year. Electricity use in commercial and government buildings can be cut by 20 percent or more when building operators manage and maintain their structures and building systems more effectively.
Efficiency Maine offers the BOC 100 series and BOC 200 series. Class schedules can be found here.