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Benchmarking and BOC: Energy Plans in Chicago

Benchmarking and Boc: Upcoming Energy Plans in Chicago

In September 2013, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago’s City Council adopted a building energy benchmarking ordinance to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency, with the goal of unlocking energy and cost savings opportunities for businesses and residents.

Chicago's Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy every three years.  The law covers less than 1% of Chicago’s buildings, which account for ~20% of total energy used by all buildings.

Last year, more than 340 buildings spanning 260 million square feet benchmarked, verified, and reported under the Ordinance. In 2015, the Ordinance expands to include commercial and municipal buildings larger than 50,000 square feet and residential buildings larger than 250,000 square feet.

Benchmarking Data Verification

To ensure that data is being tracked and reported correctly, covered buildings must complete data verification and have their energy and building data reviewed and verified by a licensed professional, starting with the first year a building reports, and every third year thereafter. The City of Chicago recognizes MEEA’s Building Operator Certification as one of six credentials whose holders can conduct data verification under the Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance.

Timeline

First-time benchmarking, verification, and reporting deadlines will phase-in over three years, based on building size and sector, according to the following timeline:

  • June 1, 2014:  Municipal and commercial buildings ≥250,000 square feet
  • June 1, 2015:  Municipal and commercial buildings 50,000 – 250,000 square feet, and Residential buildings ≥250,000 square feet
  • June 1, 2016:  Residential buildings 50,000 – 250,000 square feet

MEEA will be collecting contact information for BOC graduates interested in providing these services in the City of Chicago. For more information on the Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance and how Building Operator Certification graduates can be more involved, contact Jennifer Allen, Programs Manager at (312) 784-7243 or jallen@mwalliance.org

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Chicago - Level I - February 2016

Chicago - Level I - february 2016

Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the series is $1,400

Participants may be eligible for a $500 rebate upon completion of the BOC Series from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity pending approval of a statewide budget. 

 

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Civic Opera Building
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60606



Chicago, Level 1, Spring 2015 Course

Thurs-Fri, Feb 4-5, 2016

BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems

Thurs, Feb 18th, 2016

BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

Thurs, Mar 3rd, 2016

BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

Thurs, Mar 24th, 2016

BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals

Thurs, Mar 31st, 2016

BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality

Thurs, April 7th, 2016

BOC 1006 - Low-Cost Operational Improvement

Thurs, April 21st, 2016

BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems

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Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series.

 

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Glen Ellyn - Level II - February 2016

Glen Ellyn - Level II - February 2016

Level II Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes 61 hours of classroom and project work (6.1 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each class in the series is completed in one day, except BOC 203 HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance, which is a two day class. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Tuition must be paid prior to the first day of class.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the series is $1,400

Participants may be eligible for a $500 rebate upon completion of the BOC Series from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity pending approval of a statewide budget. 

 


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College of DuPage 

SRC1123
425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Class Dates

Friday, Feb 19th, 2016 - BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics

Friday, March 4th, 2016 - BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning

Thur-Fri, March 17-18th, 2016 - BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance

Friday, April 1st, 2016 - BOC 204 – HVAC Controls and Optimization

Friday, April 8th, 2016 - 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Operations

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 - BOC 216 – Enhanced Automation

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Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series. If a training participant is unable to attend a course in a training series for which he or she is registered, he or she may make up that course at no additional cost or penalty by attending it when it is offered during another training series. 

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Peoria - Level I- March 2016

Peoria - Level I - March 2016

Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the series is $1,400

Participants may be eligible for a $500 rebate upon completion of the BOC Series from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity pending approval of a statewide budget. 

*Early Bird Special for Ameren Illinois Customers Only: $1,195 until February 15th

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Location:

Ameren Building

1st Floor, 300 Liberty St, Peoria, IL 61602



Peoria, Level 1, Fall 2015 Course
Thur-Fri, May 17th & 18th, 2016 BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Thursday, March 24th, 2016 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Thursday, April 7th, 2016 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals
Thursday, April 14th, 2016 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Thursday, April 21st, 2016 BOC 1006 - Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems

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Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series. If a training participant is unable to attend a course in a training series for which he or she is registered, he or she may make up that course at no additional cost or penalty by attending it when it is offered during another training series.