Ready to make your business more energy efficient? These resources are designed to help make the process easier.
Tools and Training
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.Register for the BOC training
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
Oregon has a shortage of workers who can audit commercial buildings and implement energy-saving solutions. To solve this problem, Lane Community College (LCC) and the University of Oregon have partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to offer the Building Energy & Controls Apprenticeship program (BECA).
To support this important work, Energy Trust will award up to six scholarships to new BECA participants for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The scholarships will cover a portion of the cost of the training program.
BECA is open to anyone who is curious about the inner workings of buildings and cares about the environment—including current professionals looking to expand their skillset. LCC’s nationally-recognized program includes:
- Online instruction—culminating in an AAS degree in Energy Management with Controls
- A paid apprenticeship—participants receive 2000 hours of paid, on-the-job training through a local Training Agent
Learn more about the BECA program:
- Visit becajobs.org
- Watch two short videos featuring LCC graduates: Esteban and Mia.
- Read the BECA fact sheet.
For more information or scholarship questions, contact Roger Ebbage, CEM at 541.556.7724 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more about Energy Management Technician: BECA
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