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NEEC Offers BOC Training to IFMA Members

May 24, 2022

May 24, 2022 – Houston, Texas, USA – The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) has added course offerings to its strategic partner agreement with the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). IFMA members are now able to participate in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program at a discounted rate.

The strategic partner program provides training in areas that fall under the umbrella of FM responsibility, such as energy efficiency. NEEC is one of six partner organizations offering IFMA members access to the industry’s top courses and programs.

IFMA members who purchase Building Operator Certification courses from NEEC will receive the member rate. Fundamentals of Energy Efficient Building Operations lays a foundation for individuals to pursue an advanced career pathway focused on energy efficient building operations. The course includes seven parts that can be delivered over three full-day classes when delivered in person and has been adapted to six half-day classes for virtual delivery.

Level I classes support the BOC operator skill standard by devoting significant content to the topics of HVAC controls, common opportunities for operational improvements and building scoping for energy efficiency. The Level I course series provides building operators with knowledge and skill enhancement in the key activities associated with energy efficient building operations.

BOC Level II coursework prepares building operators to evaluate the operational performance of their buildings with a focus on improving energy efficiency. Through their project assignments, operators learn how to collect and analyze building data to prepare a building walk-through plan to identify opportunities to improve performance. Optimizing HVAC control systems for energy efficiency is highlighted with an emphasis on equipment sequence of operation and functional testing.

Reciprocally, NEEC members receive special pricing for the globally recognized, ANSI-accredited courses IFMA is offering through the strategic partner program. Whether new to facility management, transitioning into an FM role or learning more about a specific topic, IFMA’s courses will help NEEC members expand their knowledge of key concepts needed for greater success in FM. IFMA is including the Essentials of Facility Management series and seven of IFMA’s Core Competency courses to organizational partners.

"Whether you’re a facilities professional with decades of experience, or someone new to the field, we all benefit from streamlined career pathways and access to professional development and credentials related to the important work of maintaining and managing our buildings. The strategic partnership between IFMA and NEEC will support the facility management field by maintaining high standards and best practices for our members,,” said Melanie Danuser, NEEC Director of Education and Training.

“IFMA is excited to offer members access to this exclusive opportunity. IFMA members can learn about the fundamentals of energy efficient building operations and expand their knowledge of built environment practices and priorities,” said IFMA President and CEO Don Gilpin. “We are also excited to introduce NEEC members to facility management through IFMA training.”

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About NEEC
NEEC's mission is to promote energy efficiency policies, programs and technologies that create jobs and foster economic growth and environmental improvement.

About IFMA
Founded in 1980, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is the world’s largest association for facility management professionals, supporting more than 20,000 members in more than 135 countries. This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (139 chapters), industry (16 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together, members manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.

IFMA is a key contributor to the development of international FM standards and works with decision makers globally to inform and shape FM-related policy. IFMA provides career resources and continuing education, offers three industry-respected credentials, maintains the largest repository of FM-related content on the web and hosts year-round global events.

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