Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College
Logo: The Northwest Water and Energy Education Institute at Lane Community College

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

Education & Training for Energy & Water Professionals

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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 provides education to 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)

Class Location & Schedule

BOC is offered at a variety of convenient locations throughout the year within Oregon and Washington.

View BOC Class Schedule for details on where and when classes are offered.

Credit

To receive the Level I certificate, participants must attend seven classes (56 hours), and complete class exams and project assignments at your facility.
To receive the Level II certificate, participants must attend four core classes (35 hours) and two elective classes (14 hours), complete class exams, and assigned projects.

New: ANSI 17024 compliant Certification status

BOC now offers new options for credentialing. Training Certificate of Completion (TCOC) is issued upon successful completion of classes, as outlined above. New for 2017 ANSI 17024 compliant Certified Building Operator status is available upon successful completion of a separate exam administered after classes have ended. Please see links or call for further information.

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

 


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2018-2019
OREGON BOC SCHEDULE

2018-2019 Portland - Level I BOC - In Progress

Location: Multnomah ESD

DATE   CLASS  INSTRUCTOR
Sept. 26-27, 2018 BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems Lia Webster
Oct. 17, 2018 BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals Dawn Doberenz
Nov. 27, 2018 BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality Karen Chase
Dec. 19, 2018 BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals Greg Jourdan
Jan. 16, 2019 BOC 1002 - Measuring & Benchmarking Energy Performance Roger Ebbage
Feb. 28, 2019 BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Energy Savings Lia Webster
Mar. 18 2019 BOC 1008 – O & M for Sustainable Buildings  Karen Chase

2019 Portland - Level II BOC  - In Progress

Location: Lloyd 700 Building, Portland

DATE   CLASS  INSTRUCTOR
January 9, 2019 BOC 2001A – Building Scoping for Operational Improvement Duane Llewellen
January 23, 2019 BOC 2001B – Building Scoping for Operational Improvement Duane Llewellen
February 26, 2019 SNOW CANCELLATION Greg Jourdan
March 12, 2019 BOC 2002 - Optimizing HVAC Controls for Energy Efficiency Greg Jourdan
April 8, 2019 BOC 202 - Advanced Electrical Systems Diagnosis Dale Garcia
April 22, 2019 BOC 201 – Preventative Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles Greg Jourdan
May 15, 2019 BOC 211 – Motors in Facilities Dennis Bowns
June 5, 2019 BOC 1012 - High Perfromance Heating & Cooling/Energy Saving through Energy Recovery Duane Llewellen

 2019 Salem-Keizer PS - Level I BOC *CLOSED CLASS*

 2019-2020 Portland Area - Level I BOC *OPEN CLASS*

Location: Portland Area TBA

DATE   CLASS  INSTRUCTOR
September, 2019  BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems Lia Webster
October 2019 BOC 1002 – Measuring & Benchmarking Energy Performance Roger Ebbage
November 2019 BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals Dawn Doberenz
December 2019 BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals Greg Jourdan
January 2020 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality Karen Chase
February 2020 BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Energy Savings Lia Webster
March 2020 BOC 1008 – Operations & Maintenance for Sustainable Buildings  Karen Chase

Join us in 2018-2019 for Portland area Level 1 and 2 BOC training. Stay tuned for additional classes!

FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL:   Erik Westerholm at 1-877-447-4544 or 1-541-463-6170
E-MAIL: 


Building Operators Certification - Level I

To receive the Level I certificate, participants must attend seven Level-One classes (56 hours), and complete class exams and project assignments at your facility.

Certificate Cost: The BOC registration fee of $1,695 includes the full course series of Level I or Level II, a set of course workbooks, project assignments, and certificate materials. BOC Certification Exam Fee $285

Call NWEEI (1-541-463-6170) for information. 

Course Descriptions

BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems (2 Day)


Provides an overview of the Building Operator Certification program and fundamentals of building systems. Focuses on operation and maintenance of envelope, central heating, cooling, air and ventilating systems in buildings. Emphasis is placed on group problem-solving and exercises with respect to preventative maintenance. Two days.
PROJECT: Facility and Equipment Floor Plan

BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance


Operators learn how energy is used in commercial buildings and how to identify and prioritize conservation opportunities. Includes basic principles of energy accounting, evaluation of fuel options, operation and maintenance strategies to improve efficiency, and energy management planning techniques. Participants will learn how to perform quantifiable evaluations of their facilities' energy use in order to be able to target prospects for energy conservation. One day.
PROJECT: Energy Benchmark for Facility

BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals


Covers lighting fundamentals and types of lighting for economical and energy efficient lighting systems. Participants learn principles of efficient lighting including evaluation of lighting levels, quality, and maintenance. Other topics include lighting fixture and control technologies, common upgrades, retrofit, and redesign options, and management strategies as they apply to space use and function. One day. PROJECT: Lighting Survey

BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals


Provides an introduction to automatic control systems and equipment, particularly for central air systems. Participants will learn to target possible inefficiencies in their HVAC systems and to evaluate potential problems as part of an enhanced operation and maintenance program. One day.
PROJECT: HVAC System Operational Review

BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality


Introduces the basic causes of indoor environmental quality problems and begins to develop a method of diagnosis and solution. Students will gain an understanding of the dynamic components of indoor environmental quality in relation to source control, occupant sensitivity, and ventilation. Emphasis will be placed on communications with building occupants for reliable investigations without aggravating existing issues. One day.

BOC 1006 - Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement


This class introduces common opportunities that offer the greatest energy saving potential. This module examines typical areas and problems associated with different systems types and equipment as well as tools and techniques for identifying opportunities. One day.

BOC 1008 - O & M for Sustainable Buildings


Participants will learn O & M best practices for green or high-performance buildings including exterior site issues, water efficiency, cleaning products, material and supply purchasing, energy and indoor environmental quality to improve the performance of both existing buildings and newly designed green buildings. One day.

Building Operators Certification - Level II

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

Certificate Cost: The BOC registration fee of $1,695 includes the full course series of Level I or Level II, a set of course workbooks, project assignments, and certificate materials. Call NWEEI (1-541-463-6170) for information.

Course Descriptions

BOC 201 - Preventive Maintenance & Operations (CORE)


Covers the step-by-step process for starting and operating a preventive maintenance program that produces energy savings and equipment reliability. The primary focus is using the system that is set up to manage and implement preventive maintenance. A system review will be conducted from the work orders that are generated to the tools that maintenance staff select. Specific maintenance and operational issues are addressed in detail in 202 and 203 for electrical and HVAC. Emphasis on effective troubleshooting methods for problem identification, testing procedures, problem-solving and operational analysis. Included are the developing of troubleshooting service records. One day.

BOC 202 - Advanced Electrical Diagnostics (CORE)


Students will learn to locate and repair electrical opens, shorts, overloads, and high resistance. The use of digital electric meters is taught along with maintenance and operational procedures to prevent electrical problems and evaluate power quality issues for the facility. One day.

BOC 203 - HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance (CORE)


Learn to troubleshoot and improve the efficiencies of the primary heating, cooling and ventilation systems of commercial buildings. This intensive two-day class will focus on system performance evaluation and efficiency optimization of central boiler and chiller systems, vapor-compression cycles of AC and heat pump systems, and of distribution and ventilation systems. Two days.

BOC 204 - HVAC Controls & Optimization (CORE)


Learn energy-efficient operation, maintenance, and service of HVAC controls and related devices for central air systems commonly found in commercial buildings. The course will cover control principles, components, computerized controls, and calibrating the controlled subs-systems. One day.

BOC 210 - Advanced Indoor Air Quality


Learn to use the EPA recommended procedures for preventing and troubleshooting Indoor Air Quality problems for equipment and building operations. Sampling and troubleshooting will emphasize prevention and evaluation. Special emphasis will be placed on evaluation of mitigation approaches. One day.

BOC 211 - Motors in Facilities


Learn to evaluate motor load profiles, operations, and maintenance needs. Students will learn to analyze motor maintenance and repair cycles and to prioritize the repair vs. replacement decisions for motor failures. One day.

BOC 214 - Introduction to Building Commissioning


Introduces the building commissioning process for new and existing buildings with an emphasis on existing building commissioning and the building operator's role. Topics include an overview of commissioning types, the elements of a successful project, working with a commissioning service provider, and the building operator's role in a commissioning project. One day

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