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Benchmarking and BOC: Energy Plans in Chicago

Benchmarking and Boc: Upcoming Energy Plans in Chicago

In September 2013, Mayor Emanuel and Chicago’s City Council adopted a building energy benchmarking ordinance to raise awareness of energy performance through information and transparency, with the goal of unlocking energy and cost savings opportunities for businesses and residents.

Chicago's Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance calls on existing municipal, commercial, and residential buildings larger than 50,000 square feet to track whole-building energy use, report to the City annually, and verify data accuracy every three years.  The law covers less than 1% of Chicago’s buildings, which account for ~20% of total energy used by all buildings.

Last year, more than 340 buildings spanning 260 million square feet benchmarked, verified, and reported under the Ordinance. In 2015, the Ordinance expands to include commercial and municipal buildings larger than 50,000 square feet and residential buildings larger than 250,000 square feet.

Benchmarking Data Verification

To ensure that data is being tracked and reported correctly, covered buildings must complete data verification and have their energy and building data reviewed and verified by a licensed professional, starting with the first year a building reports, and every third year thereafter. The City of Chicago recognizes MEEA’s Building Operator Certification as one of six credentials whose holders can conduct data verification under the Building Energy Use Benchmarking Ordinance.

Timeline

First-time benchmarking, verification, and reporting deadlines will phase-in over three years, based on building size and sector, according to the following timeline:

  • June 1, 2014:  Municipal and commercial buildings ≥250,000 square feet
  • June 1, 2015:  Municipal and commercial buildings 50,000 – 250,000 square feet, and Residential buildings ≥250,000 square feet
  • June 1, 2016:  Residential buildings 50,000 – 250,000 square feet

MEEA will be collecting contact information for BOC graduates interested in providing these services in the City of Chicago. For more information on the Chicago Benchmarking Ordinance and how Building Operator Certification graduates can be more involved, contact Molly Graham, Program Associate at (312) 784-7277 or mgraham@mwalliance.org

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Bloomington - Level II - March 2017

Bloomington - Level II - march 2017

Building Operator Certification (BOC) Level II training includes nearly 61 hours of classroom and project work (6.1 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 203 - HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance, which is a two day course. To earn a training certificate of completion, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects.

Tuition Information

Early bird tuition for Ameren IL customers is $1,195 before February 1st. Tuition for the series  after February 1st and for non-Ameren IL customers is $1,400.

REBATE: Upon completion of BOC Level II, customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Northshore Gas, and Peoples Gas will be eligible for a $500 reimbursement from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

**Veterans Scholarship: Veterans qualify for a free tuition scholarship through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, contact boc@mwalliance.org for more information!**

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Class Dates: 



Thurs, March 2, 2017 BOC 201 – Preventive Maintenance & Operations
Thurs, March 9, 2017 BOC 202 – Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Thurs-Fri, March 16-17, 2017 BOC 203 – HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance
Thurs, March 23, 2017 BOC 204 - HVAC Controls and Optimization
Thurs, April 6, 2017 BOC 214 – Introduction to Building Commissioning 
Thurs, April 13, 2017 BOC 216 – Enhanced Automation

Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series.

If a training participant is unable to attend a course in a training series for which he or she is registered, he or she may make up that course at no additional cost or penalty by attending it when it is offered during another training series.

 

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Carterville - Level I - April 2017

Carterville - Level I - April 2017

Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition Information

Early bird tuition for Ameren IL customers is $1,195 before March 1st. Tuition for the series  after March 1st and for non-Ameren IL customers is $1,400.

REBATE: Upon completion of BOC Level I, customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Northshore Gas, and Peoples Gas will be eligible for a $500 reimbursement from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

**Veterans Scholarship: Veterans qualify for a free tuition scholarship through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, contact boc@mwalliance.org(link sends e-mail) for more information!**

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Class Dates:



Thurs-Fri, April 6-7, 2017 BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Thurs, April 13, 2017 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Thurs, April 20, 2017 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Thurs, April 27, 2017 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals
Thurs, May 4, 2017 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Thurs, May 11, 2017 BOC 1006 - Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Thurs, May 28, 2017 BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems

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Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series.

BOC Sponsors 

                      

    

Chicago - Level I - January 2017

Chicago - Level I - January 2017

Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the series is $1,400

REBATE: Upon completion of BOC Level I, customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Northshore Gas, and Peoples Gas will be eligible for a $500 reimbursement from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

**Veterans Scholarship: Veterans qualify for a free tuition scholarship through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, contact boc@mwalliance.org(link sends e-mail) for more information!**

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Civic Opera Building
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60606



Wed - Thurs, Jan 18-19, 2017 BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Wed, Feb 1st, 2017 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Wed, Feb 15th, 2017 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Wed, March 1st, 2017 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals
Wed, March 15th, 2017 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Wed, March 29th, 2017 BOC 1006 - Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Wed, April 5th, 2017 BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems

Click here to view a detailed description of each course(link is external)

Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series.

 

BOC Sponsors 

    

Chicago - Level I - September 2016

Chicago - Level I - September 2016

Level I Training Series

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the series is $1,400

Participants may be eligible for a $500 rebate upon completion of the BOC Series from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity pending approval of a statewide budget. 

**If you are a veteran of the military, please contact us for a special discounted tuition**

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Civic Opera Building
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60606



Chicago, Level 1, Fall 2016 Course

Thurs-Fri, Sept 1-2, 2016

BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems

Thurs, Sept 22nd, 2016

BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance

Thurs, Oct 6th, 2016

BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals

Thurs, Oct 20th, 2016

BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals

Thurs, Nov 3rd, 2016

BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality

Thurs, Nov 17th, 2016

BOC 1006 - Low-Cost Operational Improvement

Thurs, Dec 1st, 2016

BOC 1007 - Facility Electrical Systems

Click here to view a detailed description of each course(link is external)

Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series.

 

BOC Sponsors 

    

Chicago - Level II - February 2017

Chicago - Level II - February 2017

 Building Operator Certification (BOC) Level II training includes nearly 61 hours of classroom and project work (6.1 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 203 - HVAC Troubleshooting and Maintenance, which is a two day course. To earn a training certificate of completion, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects.

Class Dates: 

Thursday, February 16, 2017 BOC 201 - Preventative Maintenance and Troubleshooting Principles
Thursday, March 2, 2017 BOC 202 - Advanced Electrical Diagnostics
Thurs.-Fri., March 16-17, 2017 (TWO DAYS) BOC 203 - HVAC Troubleshooting and Maitenance
Thursday, March 30, 2017 BOC 204 - HVAC Controls and Optimization
Thursday, April 13, 2017 BOC 214 - Introduction to Building Commissioning
Thursday, April 27, 2017 BOC 216 - Enhanced Automation
   

Tuition Information

Tuition: $1,400. The registration fee of $1,400. covers all class materials, books, continental breakfast, lunch, and credential recognition materials.

REBATE: Upon completion of BOC Level II, customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Northshore Gas, and Peoples Gas will be eligible for a $500 reimbursement from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

**Veterans Scholarship: Veterans qualify for a free tuition scholarship through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, contact boc@mwalliance.org for more information!**

  

Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series.

If a training participant is unable to attend a course in a training series for which he or she is registered, he or she may make up that course at no additional cost or penalty by attending it when it is offered during another training series.

Click here to register today!

Civic Opera Building
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60606

 

BOC Sponsors 

    

Chicago Multifamily- Level I - March 2017

Chicago Multifamily - Level I - March 2017

Level I Training Series

Our new multifamily BOC offering will be available in Chicago starting in March 2017! This training will be targeting individuals working in multifamily buildings of at least 50,000 square feet. 

Building Operator Certification (BOC) training includes nearly 74 hours of classroom and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Each course in the series is completed in a one day training session, except BOC 1001 Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems, which is a two day course. To become certified, participants must pass an exam at the end of each training day and complete five assigned projects. Unless otherwise noted, training begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Early registration is encouraged.

Tuition Information

Tuition for the series is $1,400

REBATE: Upon completion of BOC Level I, customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Northshore Gas, and Peoples Gas will be eligible for a $500 reimbursement from the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.

**Veterans Scholarship: Veterans qualify for a free tuition scholarship through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, contact boc@mwalliance.org(link sends e-mail) for more information!**

Click here to register today!

Civic Opera Building
20 N. Wacker Dr., Suite 1301
Chicago, IL 60606





Thurs. - Fri, March 30-31, 2017 BOC 1001 - Energy Efficient Operation of Building HVAC Systems
Fri, April 7, 2017 BOC 1002 - Measuring and Benchmarking Energy Performance
Fri, April 14, 2017 BOC 1003 - Efficient Lighting Fundamentals
Fri, April 28, 2017 BOC 1004 - HVAC Controls Fundamentals
Fri, May 12, 2017 BOC 1005 - Indoor Environmental Quality
Fri, May 19, 2017 BOC 1006 - Low-Cost Operational Improvement
Fri, June 2, 2017 BOC 1009 - Building Scoping for Operational Improvement

Click here to view a detailed description of each course(link is external)

Cancellation Policy and Refund Information

No refunds will be provided for registrations canceled less than three business days before the start of the first course in a training series. However, employers may substitute another employee if the original registrant is unable to participate in the training series.

BOC Sponsors