The NEEC BOC Approved Provider Program is designed to provide Building Operator Certification (BOC) candidates and credential holders with a variety of educational opportunities in building operation, maintenance and energy management. BOC Approved Provider organizations are eligible to offer course offerings that assist in completing the BOC credential. Course offerings through approved providers are also eligible for BOC continuing education hours for recertification*.
The approved provider program provides building operators with the quality assurance that the programs under the approved provider label will contribute to their professional expertise in energy efficient building operation and maintenance.
*BOC credential holders are required to renew certification annually. Level I candidates must earn 5 hours of continuing education hours; 10 hours are required for Level II.
For more information about the NEEC BOC Approved Provider Program, click here (PDF 80k). Inquiries are welcome by phone or email to NEEC at 206-292-4793, or email: bocinfo@theBOC.info.
BOC Approved Providers
The Building Performance Lab was established at the City University of New York, within the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems, with support from the New York State Energy Research Development Authority (NYSERDA). The Lab’s mission is to establish Building Performance work as a “new normal” for building operations in New York City. We promote continuous improvement processes, skills development, and the application of cutting-edge practices for monitoring of energy use, the indoor environment, and occupant satisfaction. As well as working withm people who are already building operators, we also develop internships, curriculum, and student projects to guide the next generation into this field. We are one part of a broader “Sustainability Initiative” at CUNY that encompasses teaching, research and implementation of practices by many individuals across our nineteen urban campuses. Lab Director Michael Bobker has been a practicing energy engineer in NYC buildings for thirty years, holds a Master of Science in Energy Management and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).
The Energy Services and Technology Program (ESTP) provides students with the knowledge and skills to enter the rapidly expanding field of energy management. Students in the two-year ESTP Associate degree program are prepared in the areas of energy fuels and consumption, energy efficiency, energy economics, electricity, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), technical communications, and computer sciences to optimize the sustainable production, delivery, and use of energy resources.
As a BOC Approved Provider, qualified students in ESTP’s non-credit Energy Services certificate program can seamlessly earn the BOC certification. All ESTP students learn through extensive classroom and lab experiences. Hands-on training is emphasized throughout the curriculum, in HVAC, climate control, thermal insulation, indoor air quality, and renewable energy principles and practices. Students train with the state-of-the-art Energy Simulator, and use the latest in instrumentation such as infrared thermal imagers, blower doors, combustion analyzers, data loggers, and more. For more information contact Andy Duncan, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 603-524-3207 x6629.