The following city and state policies recognize Building Operator Certification (BOC) training and/or certification as a qualification for overseeing various compliance requirements.

The Chicago Energy Benchmarking Ordinance applies to commercial, institutional, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet. To ensure data is being tracked and reported correctly, covered buildings must have their energy and building data reviewed and verified every three years by a trained individual whose professional license or training program credential is recognized by the City. The BOC credential is one of the recognized data verifier training program credentials.

San Francisco
San Francisco’s Existing Buildings Ordinance applies to non-residential buildings with 10,000 square feet or more and to multifamily residential buildings with 50,000 square feet or more. The Energy Efficiency Auditor responsible for the Energy Efficiency Audit Report and Confirmation of Energy Audit must possess experience in energy efficiency audits or commissioning of existing buildings, and either a license or recognized certification in energy efficiency evaluations. The BOC credential is recognized as an acceptable qualification for providing energy audit services.

All buildings with 50,000 square feet or more of nonresidential space must comply with the Seattle Building Tune-Ups requirement every five years. Building Tune-Ups are assessments of building systems to detect and correct operational or maintenance problems. Tune-Ups must be conducted by a qualified Tune-Up Specialist – a building energy professional with seven years of experience in energy management and one of several training or certification programs. BOC Level II is recognized as one of the qualified training programs.

Washington State
The Washington Clean Buildings Performance Standard is mandatory for all covered commercial buildings located in the state of Washington. A covered commercial building is a building where the sum of nonresidential, hotel, motel and dormitory floor areas exceeds 50,000 gross square feet. BOC Level II is recognized as one of the qualified training programs that meets the requirements for the “qualified person” responsible for determining compliance with the law. The Smart Buildings Center offers a technical assistance helpdesk to support facility personnel responsible for their building’s compliance with the standard. Learn more.