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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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Springfield - Level I - March 2015

Springfield - 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. Early registration is encouraged. 

Tuition Information

Please call David Bowman at Lincoln Land Community College to participate in the Building Operator Certification Program and to register: (217) 786-2317 or David.Bowman@llcc.edu(link sends e-mail)

LLCC Career Center

5250 Shepherd Rd.

Springfield, IL 62794

For more information, please visit LLCC's Website. 



Springfield, Level 1, Spring 2015  Course
Wed - Thursday, March 25th & 26th BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals
Thursday, April 23, 2015 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Thursday, April 30, 2015 BOC 1006 - Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems

Contact Information

Please contact Jennifer Allen at jallen@mwalliance.org(link sends e-mail) or 312-784-7243 for questions.

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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.

   
Springfield - Level II - June 2015

Springfield - 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. Early registration is encouraged. 

Tuition Information

Please call David Bowman at Lincoln Land Community College to find out if you qualify for tuition assistance and to register: (217) 786-2317 or David.Bowman@llcc.edu(link sends e-mail)

LLCC Career Center

5250 Shepherd Rd.

Springfield, IL 62794



Level II Springfield, Spring 2015 Course


Wed, June 10, 2015 BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Operations
Wed, June 17, 2015 BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Wed-Thurs, June 24, 25, 2015 BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Wed, July 1, 2015 BOC 204 - HVAC Controls and Optimization
Wed, July 8, 2015 BOC 214 – Introduction to building commissioning 
Wed, July 15, 2015 BOC 216 – Enhanced Automation
 

Click here to view a detailed description of each course(link is external)

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.