Ronald Henderson, Participant, Harris-Stowe State University—
I am the Director of Facilities at our university and I wanted to learn more about new technologies available and if there was anything that I was missing in the scope of energy management and systems upgrades.
The biggest selling point to me was the overview of energy management. I walked in hoping to reduce my energy consumption and I have definitely achieved that. The BOC training gave me the tools to be more energy efficient and to update the technology I am using. I was already looking to update my lighting, but BOC helped spread that even further.
Through BOC, I learned that energy efficiency is within reach now. Ten years ago this technology existed but it was cost prohibitive. Now in 2006, the green movement is really spurring people to take advantage of new and efficient technologies. The newer technology on the market brings it within reach and more people are looking at how to do this. Being educated on the technology is very helpful and BOC definitely helps you with that.
For the amount of training you get, the cost is very low. It is great for my resume and now I am able to utilize the knowledge in preparing reports for my administration. The BOC program is more than worth the time and money to attend. You learn what's going on in the energy market as well as valuable, practical ways to save on energy costs for your institution or company.