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) is a professional development program offered by Northwest Water & Energy Education Institute (NWEEI) that can help deliver sustained energy savings, lower operating costs and improve occupant comfort. The program is designed for building operators, custodians, maintenance staff and others interested in learning ways to save energy through building operation and maintenance.
Energy Trust provides an incentive of up to $600 per BOC-certified building operator to help with the cost of completing Level 1 or Level 2 BOC through NWEEI. The building operator must be regularly working in a commercial, institutional or governmental 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.
Energy Management Certification
Energy Management Certification (EMC) is an advanced certificate program designed for engineers, technicians and facility maintenance and energy managers. EMC goes beyond the fundamentals, teaching a broad spectrum of energy management principles and techniques through hands-on training. Topics include building energy use, glazing, insulation, building envelope, heating/cooling, secondary HVAC, controls, central plant equipment, energy auditing, operation and maintenance. Certification is based on attendance at a two-week in-residence course and completion of a workplace energy efficiency project.
Energy Trust provides an incentive of up to $1,000 per qualifying energy manager to help with the cost of completing EMC through NWEEI. The energy manager must be regularly working in a commercial, institutional or governmental building served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista. The energy manager must also be completing the EMC-required workplace energy efficiency project at a commercial, institutional or government building served by a utility listed above.Learn About EMC
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.
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Energy Trust can provide on-site assistance to help you develop and implement an energy management plan to trim your energy costs. We can also help you find trainings that suit your needs. Contact us today to get the details.Need Help? Contact Us