Ready to make your business more energy efficient? These resources are designed to help make the process easier.
Tools and Training
Pencil It Out
This online tool will help you weigh the costs and benefits of your energy-efficiency proposal, estimate energy cost savings and evaluate your overall investment in energy efficiency.Use Pencil It Out Now
Energy upgrades like new lighting, heating systems, water heaters or insulation can save you money right away with cash incentives—and down the road by lowering energy costs for years to come.
Building Operator Certification
Building Operator Certification® (BOC) trains and certifies building operators on the latest technologies and strategies for maintaining equipment, increasing occupant comfort, improving energy efficiency and reducing energy costs in their buildings. BOC is designed for building operators, custodians, maintenance staff and others interested in learning ways to save energy through building operation and maintenance.
Two levels of training are offered:
• Level I—Building Systems Maintenance (8 one-day classes)
• Level II—Equipment Troubleshooting and Maintenance (7 one-day classes)
Energy Trust of Oregon provides a cash incentive of up to $1,400* per building operator to help with the cost of completing Level I or Level II BOC training. Participants may not receive an incentive for both Level I and Level II certification within three years. This incentive is available for building operators regularly working in a commercial, multifamily, institutional or government building served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista.
Read the Building Operator Certification fact sheet to learn more.
*Subject to location and building use characteristics.
Energy Management Technician Program
Lane Community College’s Energy Management Technician program was designed to provide students in rural areas and students who are not able to attend “traditional” classes at the college’s home base in Eugene, Oregon with access to high-wage, high-skill jobs in the region’s residential and commercial building sectors.
The program is delivered through online courses over two years, helps students make employment connections with public utilities across the Pacific Northwest and provides experience acquired through technical, hands-on activities. Students are guided in the completion of these activities by industry experts who can facilitate access to tools and mechanical equipment. Additionally, they provide an invaluable direct student-to-industry connection that cultivates immersion into the energy industry.To sign up or learn more about this program, visit the Lane Community College website
Building Energy & Controls Apprenticeship (BECA) Program
Lane Community College will deliver this two-year program that will focus on commercial building energy management and building automation systems. The overarching goal is to increase throughput of highly qualified building energy efficiency and BAS graduates in the Western US, who will be prepared to identify and implement energy-saving measures, including controls, in commercial buildings.
BECA is comprised of three components:
- Online instruction, which will consist of the full Lane Community College Energy Management/Controls 2-year degree program.
- On-The-Job (OJT) training. BECA will require 2000 hours of OJT which can begin during the summer between the first and second year of the related training program. OJT is a paid position and is paid for by the Training Agent (employer).
- Recommended comprehensive cumulative exam. The exam is Association of Energy Engineer Certified Energy Manager ANSI 17024 Accredited exam.
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