Scholarship available: This scholarship was created by Grosvenor Americas, a privately-owned property group that has a strong commitment to sustainability and wishes to help promote green practices within the building operations industry.
One scholarship is available to a prospective Building Operator Certification (BOC) student in Washington in 2021. The scholarship amount is $2,180 and is to be spent on the BOC training and certification program. ($1,895 towards training and certificate completion, $285 towards certification examination). This scholarship is intended for a prospective BOC student who is currently unemployed.
Eligibility for the BOC program is two or more years of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility, or a minimum of one year of experience working in operations and maintenance of a commercial or institutional facility paired with at least one year of technical college level education in facilities engineering related program, or two or more years of experience in energy management of facilities with a focus on operations and maintenance.
Applications should be completed by April 20th and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions can be directed to Britton via email or phone 206-588-4984.
- Are you currently a WA state resident? (y/n)
- Are you currently unemployed? (y/n)
- If yes, where was your last employment (company & title):
- If no, current employer/title:
- Please write a brief description of your experience in the operations field and reason for wanting to attend BOC training (please limit to 500 words)
The latest research demonstrates that LEDs equipped with lighting controls enable building owners to achieve significant energy savings, averaging up to 63%. While these cost savings are substantial, lighting controls, and specifically Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC), offer many other benefits beyond energy efficiency. LLLC also help streamline everything from installation and code compliance to ongoing maintenance. As a lighting solution, LLLC provides owners and facility managers with greater flexibility and control while harnessing the power of data to modernize and optimize building operations. Many of these benefits also translate to improved occupant comfort, productivity and even safety.
Join this free, virtual event on Wednesday, March 17, at 10 a.m. PDT presented by BOMA Oregon in partnership with BetterBricks, a commercial building resource from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Learn from experts at McKinstry, Evergreen Consulting Group and the University of Washington’s Center for Integrated Design as they discuss the latest innovations and use cases for LLLC and what they mean for the future of commercial lighting.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will be May 17-20, 2021. Be among the first to reserve your spot for this engaging, interactive virtual symposium, and stay tuned for more information about speakers and special events. The virtual Summit is free to attend.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT
This annual event is an opportunity for partners and key stakeholders to explore emerging technologies and share innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. Learn more.
Thursday, December 3rd
1:00-2:30 pm PT
In partnership with Puget Sound Energy, the Smart Buildings Center brings you an engaging webinar exploring concepts of Strategic Energy Management (SEM) specific to K-12 schools, and the unique characteristics, challenges, and opportunities this sector brings. In this lively panel discussion moderated by Romana Cohen of Stillwater Energy, SEM experts will share their on-the-ground experience with overcoming challenges and adopting best practices in K-12 buildings. Attendees will come away with practical resources for implementing strategic energy management in their own school facilities.
- Ilana Cember, McKinstry/Highline School District
- Phil Johnson, Seattle Public Schools
- Bonnie Meyer, Tacoma Power; formerly Seattle Public Schools, Tacoma Public Schools, and Olympia School District
- Jackie Wilson, The Environmental Center
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Wednesday, November 18th
1:00 PM Pacific Time
In partnership with Puget Sound Energy, the Smart Buildings Center (a project of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council) brings you an engaging webinar exploring concepts of Strategic Energy Management (SEM) specific to local government buildings, and the unique characteristics, challenges, and opportunities this sector brings. In this lively panel discussion, SEM experts will share their on-the-ground experience with overcoming challenges and adopting best practices in local government buildings. Attendees will come away with practical resources for implementing strategic energy management in their own facilities.
- Emma Johnson, Senior Energy Management Analyst for Seattle City Light; formerly Resource Conservation Manager at City of Bellevue
- Nicole Laky – Energy and Resource Program Manager for Metro Transit Facilities; formerly Sustainability Specialist for King County Wastewater Division and Resource Conservation Specialist at Seattle Public Schools
- Seth McKinney – SEM Specialist, Stillwater Energy; formerly Resource Conservation and Strategic Energy Manager for Pierce County
- Kevin Ruuhela – Energy and Resource Conservation Specialist, Snohomish County
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.