Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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News Snippits - BOC

  • BOC Level I
  • BOC Level II

Building Operator Certification - 2014/2015 Update:

Level 1 BOC classes will be available in Portland, Lincoln City, Salem, Bend, Hood River/The Dalles, and Pendleton during 2014/2015. Level 2 BOC is in progress, and will be scheduled again soon. Please refer to Course Schedule. 

  • Portland Level 1 - Register now for April 15 start!
  • Lincoln City Level 1 - in progress
  • Portland Level 2 - in progress
  • Hood River/The Dalles Level 1 - in progress
  • Bend Level 1 - Now registering for Fall 2014!
  • Salem Level 1 - in progress
  • Pendleton Level 1 - Register now for February 4, 2015 start!

 Please see Course Schedule for further information. Please visit www.theboc.info for course details, or call Erik Westerholm toll free at 877-447-4544 for more information! Register soon to reserve your space!

Some scholarship funding is available, discounts available for BOMA/IFMA/OSHE/OSFMA members. Call 1-877-447-4544 or email Erik westerholme@lanecc.edu for more information!

Building Operator Certification Level II

Level II BOC in Portland, OR is now in progress! Classes are held at IKEA, starting February 26. Please see Course Schedule for dates.

Level II BOC builds on the achievements of Level I Certification, and will be available again in Portland during 2015. Register Today!

Seven class days cover the following six topics: Preventative Maintenance & Operations, Advanced Electrical Diagnostics, HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance, HVAC Controls & Optimization, Motors in Facilities, and Building Commissioning. Special pricing available for OSHE, CRHEA, BOMA, and IFMA members. Some scholarship funding available. Find detailed course descriptions here. Check our updated schedule or call Erik @ 541-463-6170 for further details. Download Course Schedule (.doc)



Building Operators Certification (BOC)

boc_patches_smBOC is a professional development program created by The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC), and delivered in Oregon by NWEEI. It is designed for operations and maintenance staff working in public or private commercial buildings. It certifies individuals in energy and resource-efficient operation of building systems at two levels:

Level I - Building System Maintenance (Course Outline)
Level II - Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance
(Course Outline)


To become Level I certified, participants must attend seven classes (56 hours), and complete class exams and project assignments at your facility.

To become Level II certified, participants must attend four core classes (35 hours) and two elective classes (14 hours), complete class exams, and assigned projects.


Schedule - BOC Annual Schedule



BOC is offered at a variety of convient locations throughout Oregon and Washington.

Who Should Attend?

BOC is ideal for operations and maintenance staff working in public or private commercial buildings, including:

  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Architects
  • Facility, Maintenance and Energy Managers

thumbnail of book cover Book IN PRINT!

Peter Herzog provides a method, analysis techniques, and the step-by-step guidance that will permit a facility operator or energy manager to tap into the same energy and cost savings available to paid performance contractors – while keeping the savings in house.

This is a must-have book for anyone operating a building.

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Registration for professional training is quick and easy. You may even qualify for free training through your employer and/or a paid scholarship.

Register Today!

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In partnership with


OSFMA: Oregon School
Facilities Management Association
Better School Facilitites
Through Professional Management

Program Support
and Generous Donations By


BetterBricks: An initiative of the
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance