We are currently offering four BOC training courses, see below for a brief description of each curriculum.
BOC LEVEL I: Building Systems Maintenance
To earn a Level I Training Certificate of Completion, participants must attend seven classes, complete class tests and assigned projects for a total of 74 hours, or 7.4 CEU’s.
Level I classes support the BOC operator skill standard by devoting significant content to the topics of HVAC controls, common opportunities for operational improvements, and building scoping for energy efficiency. The Level I course series provides building operators with knowledge and skill enhancement in the key activities associated with energy efficient building operations. 1001-1006 are core classes, complemented by one of the supplemental classes which are selected by area program administrators to enhance the BOC training experience to specific regions throughout the country.
Facility projects in Level I require participants to demonstrate competence in locating building equipment, distribution pathways, and control points; calculating facility energy consumption; critiquing HVAC systems operation; and, sketching the facility’s electrical distribution system.. View each course description here.
BOC LEVEL II: Improving Building Operational Performance
To earn a Level II Training Certificate of Completion, participants must attend five core classes and one supplemental class, complete class tests and assigned projects for a total of 61 hours, or 6.1 CEU’s. The projects include a culminating short presentation to classmates and the instructor on a scoping report for their building (BOC 2005).
Enhanced BOC Level II coursework prepares building operators to evaluate the operational performance of their buildings with a focus on improving energy efficiency. Through their project assignments, operators learn how to collect and analyze building data in order to prepare a building walk-through plan to identify opportunities to improve performance. Optimizing HVAC control systems for energy efficiency is highlighted with an emphasis on equipment sequence of operation and functional testing. Students apply the data collection and analysis steps to their own building through a 5-part set of project assignments completed between class sessions.. View each course description here.
BOC Level I Multifamily
The BOC Program is pleased to introduce a new curriculum and associated credential: BOC Level I Multifamily. This training provides facilities staff with knowledge and skill enhancement in the key activities associated with energy efficient operations in multifamily buildings.
This training is ideal for operating engineers, HVAC technicians, heads of maintenance and other building personnel with experience working in multifamily buildings with 20 or more units. Participants must attend all classes and complete class tests and assigned projects for a total of 74 hours (7.4 CEUs). Graduates of this training series will earn a Training Certificate of Completion.
Participants will learn how to:
• Identify areas for energy savings in their building
• Implement practical, low-cost and no-cost efficiency solutions by working with existing systems in the building
• Create a preventive maintenance plan that improves the building environment and prolongs the life of equipment.
Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Building Operations
The BOC Program is excited to add an additional training curriculum and credential to its already existing offerings: Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Building Operations. Fundamentals provides foundational level concepts of building systems, energy efficiency and sustainability. Utilizing core BOC concepts, this training focuses on efficient operations and strengthens building optimization skills. Successful completion of the course (resulting in a Fundamentals Certificate) can be paired with one-year of experience for a student to meet eligibility requirements for BOC Level I.