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A Building Operator Certification (BOC) continuing education event was recently held at the Save the Bay Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Twenty-four BOC graduates and other facilities professionals heard from experts on topics such as lighting updates & advanced controls; commissioning & building performance; and state funding options. Speakers and topics included:

  • Brian McCowan, Energy & Resource Solutions: Commercial Codes for Envelope & Building Science
  • Margie McNally, Evergreen Consulting Group: Lighting Updates & Advanced Controls
  • Dave Parker, CLEAResult: Cold Climate Mini Split Basics
  • Pat Lillie, Viessmann: Commercial Domestic Hot Water Utilizing a Hydronic Boiler
  • Pat Lillie, Viessmann: Maximizing Condensing Boiler Performance
  • Stephen Turner, Stephen Turner Inc.: Commissioning & Building Performance
  • Wendy Carriero, National Grid: Programs & Incentives
  • Michael Baer, RIIB/PACE: Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank & PACE Financing

BOC credential holders earned continuing education credit to maintain their hard-earned BOC credentials. Continuing education helps operators keep up with industry trends to be effective in their work and valuable to their department, extending energy savings in their buildings.

Save The Bay is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and improving Narragansett Bay. The Bay Center is an award-winning green building that serves the community as a living classroom and community meeting space. The building represents Save The Bay’s approach to brownfield redevelopment and environmentally-friendly shoreline development. Workshop attendees enjoyed learning about the building and exploring the scenic grounds.

Photos courtesy of Karen Verrengia

Thank you to the event sponsors:

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