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Benchmarking and BOC: Upcoming Energy Plans in Chicago

Benchmarking and Boc: Upcoming Energy Plans in Chicago

Sunday, June 1 2014 marks the first deadline for the City of Chicago’s Benchmarking Ordinance for facilities over 250,000 square feet to report their energy use. The ordinance’s intention is to assist building owners understand their current, annual energy consumption and be able to use information to make more informed management decisions. With the information building owners and managers obtain from their benchmarking data, they can implement energy efficiency measures to save money, attract more tenants, and potentially enhance the value of their property(s). 
Graduates from the Building Operator Certification program are recognized by the City of Chicago as being eligible to provide benchmarking services and collect annual building energy use and submit it to the city. In addition, each building’s energy data must be verified by an in-house or third-party architect, an engineer, or other trained professional (BOC graduates included) the first year and every third year after first reporting.

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
June 1, 2015:  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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Champaign - Level I - September 2014

Champaign - Level I - September 2014

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 $1,300

Customers of ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas may be eligible for a rebate upon successful completion of the training.

 

 

I-Hotel

1900 S 1st St.

Champaign, IL 61820

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BOC Program Sponsors

 

BOC in Illinois is brought to you by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance with support from the Illinois Energy Office and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s Gas and North Shore Gas. Operators in the Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s and North Shore Gas service territory may be eligible for a tuition rebate upon completion of all coursework and certification requirements.

   

 

Date Course
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 9-10, 2014 (TWO DAYS) BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls and Fundamentals
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 BOC 1006 - Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Thursday, December 4, 2014 BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems 

Cancelation 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. 

Chicago - Level I - September 2014

Chicago - Level I - September 2014

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 $1,300

Customers of ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas may be eligible for a rebate upon successful completion of the training.

 

 

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

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BOC Program Sponsors

 

BOC in Illinois is brought to you by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance with support from the Illinois Energy Office and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s Gas and North Shore Gas. Operators in the Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s and North Shore Gas service territory may be eligible for a tuition rebate upon completion of all coursework and certification requirements.

    

 

Date Course
Thursday and Friday, September 4-5, 2014 (TWO DAYS) BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Friday, September 19, 2014 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Friday, October 3, 2014 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Friday, October 17, 2014 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls and Fundamentals
Thursday, October 30, 2014 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Friday, November 14, 2014 BOC 1006 - Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Friday, December 5, 2014 BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems 

Cancelation 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. 

Chicago - Level II - September 2014

Chicago - 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 each day of training and complete assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Registration deadline is August 27, 2013. Tuition must be paid prior to the first day of class.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the series is $1,300.

Customers of ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas may be eligible for a rebate upon successfull completion of the training.

Contact Information

Please contact Jennifer Allen at jallen@mwalliance.org or 312-784-7243 for questions.

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Location:

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

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BOC Program Sponsors

BOC in Illinois is brought to you by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance with support from the Illinois Energy Office and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s Gas and North Shore Gas. Operators in the Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s and North Shore Gas service territory may be eligible for a tuition rebate upon completion of all coursework and certification requirements.

   
Date Course
Wed, September 3, 2014 BOC 201 - Preventive Maintenance & Ops.
Thurs, September 18, 2014 BOC 202 - Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Thurs, October 2, 2014 BOC 214 - Intro to Building Commissioning
Wed-Thurs, October 15-16, 2014 BOC 203 - HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Wed, October 29, 2014 BOC 204 - HVAC Controls
Thurs, November 13, 2014 BOC 211 - Motors in Facilities

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. 

Springfield - Level I - October 2014

Springfield- Level I - october 2014

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 $1,300

Customers of ComEd, Ameren Illinois, Nicor, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas may be eligible for a rebate upon successful completion of the training.

Please call David Bowman at Lincoln Land Community College to participate in the Building Operator Certification Program at a discounted price through tuition scholarships (while funding lasts). (217) 786-2317 or David.Bowman@llcc.edu

LLCC Career Center

5250 Shepherd Rd.

Springfield, IL 62794

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BOC Program Sponsors

 

BOC in Illinois is brought to you by the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance with support from the Illinois Energy Office and Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s Gas and North Shore Gas. Operators in the Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, People’s and North Shore Gas service territory may be eligible for a tuition rebate upon completion of all coursework and certification requirements.

   

 

Date Course
Weds & Thrus, October 8-9, 2014 BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls and Fundamentals
Thursday, November 20, 2014 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 BOC 1006 - Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems 

Cancelation 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.