Grosvenor Americas and the Building Operator Certification (BOC) Program are excited to announce Geoffrey Murray with Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA as the 2020 recipient of the Grosvenor Americas scholarship for completing the BOC training and certification program. Geoffrey plans to attend the Seattle Level I BOC course beginning this Fall.
Grosvenor Americas is a privately-owned property group that has a strong commitment to sustainability and wishes to help promote green practices within the building operations industry. For over 60 years in North America, Grosvenor has used their specialist property expertise and local knowledge of North American cities to craft thoughtfully designed properties that contribute to the vibrancy of the communities in which they operate. Their Living Cities approach aligns commercial returns with social responsibility to ensure that their activities are successful on more than one dimension.
BOC is the leading competency-based training and certification program for building engineers and maintenance personnel in Washington State and across the country. BOC graduates help fulfill one of the overarching missions of hospitals across Washington state: to provide comfortable and safe buildings to foster healing. BOC teaches operators to find practical, low-cost, and no-cost efficiency solutions by working with existing systems. They also learn how to create a preventive maintenance program that improves the building environment and prolongs the life of equipment. BOC graduates can better communicate with occupants so they can improve comfort while maximizing facility efficiency. Hospitals appreciate the bottom-line savings graduates deliver and recognize them as a professional who cares about quality and efficiency.
Geoffrey’s passion for sustainable and efficient energy led him to his first and second careers. He recently ended a ten-year career working in aircraft carrier nuclear propulsion plant operations and maintenance to pursue a new career in building operations with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Geoffrey is starting over as a building maintenance technician, and he’s looking forward to learning everything he can about building operations, while maintaining a mindset of nuclear level quality. He’s learned that there are many dimensions to sustainability and that real-world production and use of energy requires an integrated knowledge of systems inside and outside of the plant. Geoffrey is eager to complete BOC training and certification so he can add value to his new organization and contribute to their mission to provide Hope, Care, and Cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.
Grosvenor Americas and BOC congratulate Geoffrey on receiving the scholarship and for his commitment to advancing his career and bringing further improvements to Seattle Children’s Hospital.