Running a building isn't the job it used to be. The complexities and interdependencies of a facility's systems – HVAC, electric, lighting, etc. – require an understanding of the big picture so that they work together optimally to promote energy efficiency. The Building Operator Certification program trains facilities personnel to understand how these systems work together, and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation. Level I training provides an overview of critical building systems. Level II emphasizes preventative maintenance and more targeted training.
Whether your facility has already taken steps to improve efficiency or you're just beginning, BOC provides the training to keep building operators up to date on the newest energy technology available and to hear best practices firsthand from experts in the field.
Installing new technology is only half the story. In order to get the most out of your building, operations and maintenance staff must learn to manage and analyze energy usage properly. BOC provides access to the latest information, a network of peers and resources, and the tools needed to excel in energy conservation efforts.
With its national accreditation and broad network, the BOC credential is recognized by employers across the country as a sign of the value and contributions certified facilities management personnel can bring to their organizations.
BOC offers two credential tracks. The first track is a Training Certificate of Completion. A Training Certificate of Completion can be earned by fulfilling eligibility requirements, attending and passing the 8-day Level I or 6-day Level II series, and completing all homework assignments and tests. Find training in your area here. The second track is a Certification. The Certification can be earned by first fulfilling all requirements for the Certificate of Completion, and then passing the Certification Exam. Learn more about the Certification Exam here. Read more about the difference between the credential tracks here.
Don Larson, director of engineering at a major medical center, tells how BOC training builds a competent and confident workforce.