Building managers can reduce operating costs and improve building performance by enrolling in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) course at Lakes Region Community College (LRCC) that starts Friday, February 20. The 8-day BOC program helps large building operators find cost-effective ways to reduce energy.  It is endorsed by New Hampshire’s public energy utilities — Liberty Utilities, NH Electric Cooperative, PSNH and Unitil — who offer a 50% tuition discount for their New Hampshire commercial and industrial customers.

Topics include building operations and maintenance, energy benchmarking, efficient lighting, HVAC controls and operations, indoor air quality, electrical systems and energy management planning.

The course is taught by LRCC Energy Services faculty who have a distinguished background in facilities management and energy efficiency.

“LRCC’s BOC program is a great opportunity for building operators,” says Andy Duncan (Concord), PhD, professor and chair of LRCC’s Energy program.  “We help these building professionals reduce their energy costs.

“Most buildings have multiple opportunities,” Duncan notes.  “For example, many parking lot lights are now obsolete.  They can be cost-effectively retrofitted with super-efficient LED [light emitting diode] lighting.  Likewise there are tremendous energy saving opportunities from tuning up air delivery in large buildings.”

“Thanks for the great training over the past Fridays,” says Scott Lindquist (Durham), Fall 2014 LRCC BOC student.  “Lots of great information with involved instructors.”  Lindquist is Zone Energy Manager at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.  Previous BOC classes have drawn building operators from all over the State, including Keene, Merrimack and Portsmouth, in addition to the Lakes Region.

The Spring 2015 BOC program is eight full days, every other Friday from February 20 to May 29 at Lakes Region Community College, Laconia, NH.

Experienced facilities management staff who successfully complete LRCC’s BOC course are awarded the nationally recognized Building Operator Level I Certification as well as a LRCC Energy Services Certificate.

Class size is limited.  For registration information go to

For more information contact Duncan, tel. 603-366-5329.


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