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ID: 1606
Category: -
Dates: 3/20/14-3/21/14
Location: Gallup, NM
Description: This is the 1st in a series of 7 classes. In this two-day course, participants will learn about the Building Operator Certification training program and the requirements for demonstrating their knowledge and ability to apply essentials of effective and energy efficient operations and maintenance. Participants will learn the fundamentals of building systems, including envelope, heating, cooling, and air and ventilating systems, be able to understand and relate how those systems interact with each other, the building, the occupants, and the environment. Successful completion includes a test and class project. The project will be to research and complete O&M contact information for utility rebate representatives/ draw a simple floor plan of their facility/identify primary heating and cooling plants, distribution lines and control points.
Learning Outcomes: List eligibility requirements for earning the Building Operator Certification [BOC®] recall building operator’s role in achieving and sustaining energy-efficient building operation. Conceptually map integration of building systems and how components interact with each other, the building, its occupants, and the environment. Define how to maintain energy using building systems, equipment, and envelope to minimize energy use and resources usages as well as the building envelope and heat transfer characteristics. Describe how climate location likely influences load, operation and maintenance, and energy efficiency of various approaches to HVAC. Recognize various energy sources currently in use for heating, cooling, and ventilation, costs per BTU, and impact on carbon dioxide emissions. Discuss the benefits of preventive maintenance and troubleshooting service records programs for HVAC equipment and controls. Identify various environmental conditions that emphasize optimum occupant performance and energy efficiency for a buildings air delivery systems [heating, cooling, and ventilation], explain troubleshooting and optimization approaches for heating and cooling units, systematic diagnostic procedures, and determination of repair needs. List building shell evaluation techniques and proven retrofit approaches that reduce energy use, recall types of HVAC equipment that are deployed in high-performance buildings [condensing boilers, ground-source heat pumps, chilled beams].
Prerequisites: MUST HAVE AREA APPROVAL. Level I certification requires high school diploma/GED and one of the following: 2 or more years of experience working in O&M of a commercial/institutional facility OR a minimum of one year of experience working in O&M of a comm/institutional facility AND 1 year of technical college level education in facilities engineering related program OR 2 or more years of experience in energy management of facilities with a focus on operations and maintenance
Instructors: TBA  
Agenda File: BOC Class 1 Outline6.pdf
CEU: 1.6 - towards BOC Level I Certification
Status: Completed