MEEA’s Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program achieves measurable energy savings by training individuals directly responsible for day-to-day building operations. BOC is a competency-based training and certification program that provides energy-saving operational strategies for maintenance and operations staff and technicians. BOC graduates use the tools learned in training to help their facilities save energy, reduce costs and improve the efficiency of their building systems.
BOC training concepts include energy conservation, HVAC systems and controls, efficient lighting, indoor air quality, facility electrical systems and operations and maintenance for high performance systems. Operators earn certification by attending technical training, completing exams and performing energy-efficiency focused project assignments in their facilities. In addition to professional development and education, the certification provides a credential to enable employers to identify skilled operators who can implement energy efficiency operational measures.
Save Money and Energy
Building operators using the energy-efficient procedures and tools learned in BOC training can cut electricity use by 15% or more. Independent, third-party evaluations have shown the average annual per participant energy savings to be 172,000 kWh per year, equivalent to $12,000 annually at average electricity rates.
In addition to energy and cost-savings benefits, BOC training helps participants take greater ownership of their job, empowering them to make more decisions and be more accountable within a facility. Facility managers also recognize the value of the certification and see positive impacts on BOC-certified employees.
BOC in Your State
BOC training is available through MEEA in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota and Ohio, and in Wisconsin through the state Focus on Energy program. The BOC program is sponsored by utilities, corporations, and state agencies across the Midwest. MEEA serves as the regional coordinator and facilitator of all components of the program, allowing sponsors, program implementers, and participants the opportunity to collaborate toward cost and energy efficient building operations. MEEA’s expertise in the program allows for quick and successful implementation and our regional coordination increases the value of the program by maintaining consistencies between states.
Learn More about BOC
To learn more about the BOC program and check for trainings in your area please visit MEEA's BOC website www.boccentral.org or contact Eric Roach at email@example.com or 312.784.7277.