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BOC Level I Certification

74 hours of training and project work in building systems maintenance. All classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. View course descriptions. Registering is easy, learn how below.

2014 Level I Courses

CITY Start date Location
Seattle Sold Out 4/1/2014 Swedish Medical Center–First Hill *New location
Everett (formerly Tulalip) 4/15/2014 Holiday Inn and Snohomish PUD
Longview 10/23/2014 Cowlitz PUD Auditorium
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Seattle, WA    Apr 1 – Oct 7, 2014 Sold Out
Location: Swedish Medical Center–First Hill *Note location change, formerly listed as Virginia Mason Medical Center
Tues, Aprl 1, 2014 Introduction (9 am–Noon)
Tues/Wed, Apr 8 & 9, 2014
BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems

Provides an overview of the Building Operator Certification program and fundamentals of building systems. Focuses on operation and maintenance of envelope, central heating, cooling, air and ventilating systems in buildings. Emphasis is placed on group problem-solving and exercises with respect to preventive maintenance. Two day class.

Tues, May 6, 2014
BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

Operators learn how energy is used in commercial buildings and how to identify and prioritize conservation opportunities. Includes basic principles of energy accounting, evaluation of fuel options, operation and maintenance strategies to improve efficiency, and energy management planning techniques. Participants will learn how to perform quantifiable evaluations of their facilities' energy use in order to be able to target prospects for energy conservation.

Tues, June 10, 2014
BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

Covers lighting fundamentals and types of lighting for economical and energy efficient lighting systems. Participants learn principles of efficient lighting including evaluation of lighting levels, quality and maintenance. Other topics include lighting fixture and control technologies, common upgrades, retrofit and redesign options, and management strategies as they apply to space use and function.

Tues, July 8, 2014
BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls FundamentalsBOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals

Provides an introduction to automatic control systems and equipment, particularly for central air systems. Participants will learn to target possible inefficiencies in their HVAC systems and to evaluate potential problems as part of an enhanced operation and maintenance program.

Tues, Aug 5, 2014
BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental QualityBOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality

Introduces the basic causes of indoor environmental quality problems and begins to develop a method of diagnosis and solution. Students will gain an understanding of the dynamic components of indoor environmental quality in relation to source control, occupant sensitivity and ventilation. Emphasis will be placed on communications with building occupants for reliable investigations without aggravating existing issues.

Tues, Sept 9, 2014
BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement

This class introduces common opportunities that offer the greatest energy savings potential. This module examines typical areas and problems associated with different system types and equipment as well as tools and techniques for identifying opportunities.

Tues, Oct 7, 2014
BOC 1009 – Building Scoping for Operational Improvement BOC 1009 – Building Scoping for Operational Improvement

Focuses on creating a prioritized scope of work for finding opportunities for energy saving operational adjustments. The content includes presentations and group discussions as well as hands-on information gathering and analysis.

Everett, WA    Apr 15 – Sept 11, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn* and Snohomish PUD
Tues/Wed, Apr 15 & 16, 2014*
BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems

Provides an overview of the Building Operator Certification program and fundamentals of building systems. Focuses on operation and maintenance of envelope, central heating, cooling, air and ventilating systems in buildings. Emphasis is placed on group problem-solving and exercises with respect to preventive maintenance. Two day class.

Wed, May 14, 2014
BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

Covers lighting fundamentals and types of lighting for economical and energy efficient lighting systems. Participants learn principles of efficient lighting including evaluation of lighting levels, quality and maintenance. Other topics include lighting fixture and control technologies, common upgrades, retrofit and redesign options, and management strategies as they apply to space use and function.

Thurs, June 12, 2014
BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

Operators learn how energy is used in commercial buildings and how to identify and prioritize conservation opportunities. Includes basic principles of energy accounting, evaluation of fuel options, operation and maintenance strategies to improve efficiency, and energy management planning techniques. Participants will learn how to perform quantifiable evaluations of their facilities' energy use in order to be able to target prospects for energy conservation.

Wed, July 9, 2014
BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls FundamentalsBOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals

Provides an introduction to automatic control systems and equipment, particularly for central air systems. Participants will learn to target possible inefficiencies in their HVAC systems and to evaluate potential problems as part of an enhanced operation and maintenance program.

Tues, July 29, 2014
BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental QualityBOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality

Introduces the basic causes of indoor environmental quality problems and begins to develop a method of diagnosis and solution. Students will gain an understanding of the dynamic components of indoor environmental quality in relation to source control, occupant sensitivity and ventilation. Emphasis will be placed on communications with building occupants for reliable investigations without aggravating existing issues.

Wed, Aug 13, 2014
BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement

This class introduces common opportunities that offer the greatest energy savings potential. This module examines typical areas and problems associated with different system types and equipment as well as tools and techniques for identifying opportunities.

Thurs, Sept 11, 2014
BOC 1011 – Energy Efficient Ventilation Strategies and Energy Savings through Energy Recovery BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement

Covers the theory, design, and operational practices for displacement ventilation strategies, under-floor air distribution systems, and naturally ventilated and mixed mode strategies in buildings. Participants learn about methods for capturing heating and cooling energy before it is vented or wasted, and about related technologies currently available in the market. The course covers the theory, design and operational practices for energy recovery from air and water source systems.

Longview, WA  Oct 23, 2014 – Apr 16, 2015
Location: Cowlitz PUD Auditorium
Thurs/Fri, Oct 23 & 24, 2014
BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems BOC 1001 – Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems

Provides an overview of the Building Operator Certification program and fundamentals of building systems. Focuses on operation and maintenance of envelope, central heating, cooling, air and ventilating systems in buildings. Emphasis is placed on group problem-solving and exercises with respect to preventive maintenance. Two day class.

Thurs, Nov 20, 2014
BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance BOC 1002 – Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

Operators learn how energy is used in commercial buildings and how to identify and prioritize conservation opportunities. Includes basic principles of energy accounting, evaluation of fuel options, operation and maintenance strategies to improve efficiency, and energy management planning techniques. Participants will learn how to perform quantifiable evaluations of their facilities' energy use in order to be able to target prospects for energy conservation.

Thurs, Dec 18, 2014
BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals BOC 1003 – Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

Covers lighting fundamentals and types of lighting for economical and energy efficient lighting systems. Participants learn principles of efficient lighting including evaluation of lighting levels, quality and maintenance. Other topics include lighting fixture and control technologies, common upgrades, retrofit and redesign options, and management strategies as they apply to space use and function.

Thurs, Jan 15, 2015
BOC 1004 – HVAC Controls FundamentalsBOC 1004 – HVAC Controls Fundamentals

Provides an introduction to automatic control systems and equipment, particularly for central air systems. Participants will learn to target possible inefficiencies in their HVAC systems and to evaluate potential problems as part of an enhanced operation and maintenance program.

Thurs, Feb 19, 2015
BOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental QualityBOC 1005 – Indoor Environmental Quality

Introduces the basic causes of indoor environmental quality problems and begins to develop a method of diagnosis and solution. Students will gain an understanding of the dynamic components of indoor environmental quality in relation to source control, occupant sensitivity and ventilation. Emphasis will be placed on communications with building occupants for reliable investigations without aggravating existing issues.

Thurs, Mar 19, 2015
BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement BOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement

This class introduces common opportunities that offer the greatest energy savings potential. This module examines typical areas and problems associated with different system types and equipment as well as tools and techniques for identifying opportunities.

Thurs, Apr 16, 2015
BOC 1008 – Operation & Maintenance Practices for Sustainable BuildingsBOC 1006 – Common Opportunities for Low-Cost Operational Improvement

Participants will learn O&M best practices for green or high performance buildings including exterior site issues, water efficiency, cleaning products, material and supply purchasing, energy, and indoor environmental quality to improve the performance of both existing buildings and newly-designed green buildings.

 



BOC Level II Certification

61 hours of training and elective coursework in equipment troubleshooting and maintenance. All classes are held from 8:30am to 4:30pm unless otherwise noted. View course descriptions.

2014 Level II Courses

CITY Start date Location
Spokane 9/11/2014 SIERR Building at McKinstry Station
Seattle 9/24/2014 Safeco Field
Olympia 9/11/2014 Capitol Campus
Everett 10/1/2014 Snohomish PUD
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Spokane    Sept 11, 2014 – Feb 5, 2015
Location: SIERR Building at McKinstry Station
Thurs, Sept 11, 2014 BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles
Thurs, Oct 9, 2014 BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Wed/Thurs, Oct 29 & 30, 2014 BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance
Thurs, Dec 4, 2014 BOC 204 – HVAC Controls & Optimization
Thurs, Jan 8, 2015 BOC 212 – Water Efficiency For Building Operators
Thurs, Feb 5, 2015 BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning

Seattle, WA    Sept 24, 2014 – Feb 2, 2015
Location: Safeco Field
Wed, Sept 24, 2014 BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Tues/Wed, Nov 4 & 5, 2014 BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 BOC 204 – HVAC Controls & Optimization
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 BOC 211 – Motors in Facilities
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 BOC 212 – Water Efficiency For Building Operators

Olympia, WA    Sept 11, 2014 – Feb 11, 2015
Location: Capitol Campus
Thurs, Sept 11, 2014 BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles
Tues, Oct 14, 2014 BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Tues/Wed, Nov 18 & 19, 2014 BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 BOC 204 – HVAC Controls & Optimization
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 BOC 212 – Water Efficiency For Building Operators
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning

Everett, WA    Oct 1, 2014 – Feb 11, 2015
Location: Snohomish PUD, Commision Meeting Room
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Troubleshooting Principles
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Wed/Thurs, Nov 12 & 13, 2014 BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting & Maintenance
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 BOC 204 – HVAC Controls & Optimization
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 BOC 212 – Water Efficiency For Building Operators

 

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Updated 6-18-2014