Building Operator Certification Bundle
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This nationally recognized program offers facilities personnel the improved job skills and knowledge to transform workplaces to be more comfortable, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Get the knowledge you need to reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings and to become a nationally recognized certified Building Operator. Learn building science concepts, the building envelope, heating and cooling systems, energy calculations, payback and auditing. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge of energy efficiency and the cost savings associated with reduced energy demand and their application in the commercial environment.
Training will take place over seven months. The participants attend class approximately once every four weeks and complete homework assignments based on their facilities. Actual class hours may vary dependent upon outside project and/or lab time. This course includes the following modules:
BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building Systems (2-day) - Jan 19-20, 2017
BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance - Feb 17, 2017
BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals - Mar 17, 2017
BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals - Apr 21, 2017
BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality - May 12, 2017
BOC 1006 - Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement - Jun 2, 2017
BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems - Jun 23, 2017
Students will have the opportunity to complete a project in between each module that allows them to practice their newfound skills at their own facilities.
Evaluation research shows BOC certified operators are saving money and energy in their facilities. BOC operators apply concepts learned in training and undertake measures such as large energy conservation projects and indoor air quality improvements. Average annual per participant energy savings are estimated by this research to be 172,000 kWh per year, equivalent to $12,000 annually at national electricity rates. Having BOC certified operators translates to improved energy performance in the building and a preventive maintenance program that improves the building environment and prolongs equipment life. BOC operators have received cross-training in a broad array of building systems. Their knowledge of total facility operations offers increased credibility with building tenants and occupants. BOC training also increases operator capability to identify and implement energy savings projects that result in lower operating costs and often, improved comfort in the facility.
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