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Energy Efficiency for Commercial Buildings

Recipient of EPA’s 2012, 2014, and 2016 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence
The Building Operator Certifications (BOC® Level I and Level II) are nationally recognized trainings and certifications focused on energy performance job skills.

Attend Level I if you are a building operator with one or more years experience in operations and maintenance, a building engineer, maintenance technician, stationary engineer, operations or maintenance supervisor, facility coordinator, HVAC technician, electrician, operations tech, or if you otherwise perform "hands on" work in facility operations and maintenance. Level II assumes at least two years of experience with overall facility maintenance and ideally, completion of the BOC Level I certification.

Developed by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) and administered by Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC), the BOC assists in improving building energy efficiency, prolonging equipment life, and delivering cost savings through regular preventive maintenance.

Only $200 for complete BOC® program with Hawaii Energy funding

Hawaii Energy, the ratepayer-funded conservation and efficiency program administered by Leidos under contract with the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, may subsidize a significant portion of training costs for qualified participants. To download the form-fillable Hawaii Energy application go to Spring 2016 BOC Application. Or email for the form. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 27, with registration and payment due by February 2, 2016.

Hawaii Energy helps residents and businesses adopt a clean energy lifestyle through cash rebates, and also offers education and training for residents, businesses and trade allies. Learn more at

BOC Level II Course Information and Registration

BOC Level II, offered for the first time in Spring 2016, consists of 49 class hours, including in-class exams and three project assignments, for a total time commitment of about 59 hours. Classes include lectures, discussions, small group exercises, and facility tours.  Projects require each participant to demonstrate competence by: describing a power quality upgrade plan for your facility or for part of your facility; comparing original design and operating conditions to actual O&M conditions that exist in the facility; detailing the operations and maintenance steps necessary to sustain efficiency and capacity for the HVAC control system.

The BOC Level I, offered since 2010, consists of 56 class hours, including in-class exams and five homework assignments, for a total time commitment of about 74 hours. Classes include lectures, discussions, small group exercises, and facility tours.  Homework projects require each participant to demonstrate competence by preparing an HVAC equipment floor plan for their building (or part of a building), benchmarking a building using Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM), conducting a lighting survey and lighting retrofit case study, completing an HVAC controls review, and developing an occupancy schedule for a part or all of their facility.

Click on BOC® Level II Building Operator Certification for information about the complete Level II certification series. Click on individual course titles for additional details or if selecting only a single course. If you need registration assistance, call (808) 956-9249.

Complete information about the Building Operator Certification (BOC®), continuing education requirements, and equivalencies for LEED and BOMI certifications can be found at

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