By holding the Approved Provider status, LRCC will further their existing commitment to educate building and energy management professionals on the subjects of energy efficient building operations and maintenance. Nationally recognized, the BOC training delivers the skill-enhancing education that facility professionals need. Students who earn the BOC credential acquire energy-efficient management strategies proven to transform workplaces by saving an estimated $.03/square foot on electric utility costs per year. “We are confident this partnership between LRCC and NEEC will contribute to better building performance and to job preservation in the facilities management profession,” said Stan Price, Executive Director of NEEC. BOC certification provides operators with a means of distinguishing themselves to employers through improved job skills. Certification not only establishes a professional credential for the operators, but also illustrates their commitment to the profession and promotes opportunity for advancement in the workplace.

Similarly, the existing EST program at LRCC prepares students to utilize knowledge and skills gained in the areas of energy efficiency, energy economics, electricity, HVAC, technical communications, and to optimize the production, delivery, and use of energy resources. LRCC is the third institution to join the BOC Approved Provider roster. “Participation in the BOC program enables the College to enhance its EST program,” says LRCC Academic Affairs VP Tom Goulette  “The EST program provides students with the knowledge and skills to participate in the expanding field of energy efficient operations and maintenance.”  The first Approved Provider BOC classes at LRCC begin January 25, 2013.     For more information, or to register in the BOC program through LRCC, e-mail Andy Duncan at aduncan@ccsnh.edu, or call 603-524-3207 ext 6629.

Photo- Left to right are LRCC Energy Trainings Manager, Andy Duncan; EST Department Chair, Carl Daniels; EST Professor, Wes Golomb; and LRCC Vice President of Academic Affairs, Tom Goulette, pictured in the state-of-the-art LRCC EST lab.  These gentlemen have been instrumental in developing the relationship between NEEC and LRCC involving the new BOC program.

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