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High Performance Building Operations Professional HPBOP Pilot Training Program

The High Performance Building Operations Professional (HPBOP) Pilot Training Program, which kicks off on October 14, 2016, is a “one of its kind” type of high performance training being offered unlike anything in the State of California and or throughout the United States. The training will consist of 12 full day sessions. Training is free, and all training material will be provided. The program is limited to 20 students. 

The training program is very hands-on, lab-focused with emphasis on exercises that will enhance the participant’s actual job performance. Facility professionals who complete this unique training program will receive a Certificate from the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center at Laney College funded by the National Science Foundation. The program is pursuing a nationally recognized certification, and those who completed the Pilot Training Program will be part of the first group of high performance building operations professionals to receive this recognition.

Training will be conducted at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., with some sessions featuring on-site training at one or more commercial buildings. There will also be time required outside of the class to collect data regarding the participants’ existing building. Laney College is located at 900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA. 

General requirements to participate in this Pilot Training Program are as follows:

•          5+ yrs. experience as a Lead, Assistant or Chief Operating engineer for commercial buildings

•          Basic familiarity with Building Automation Systems

•          Basic computer literacy including familiarity with Excel

•          Familiarity of energy efficiency upgrades involving various controls, HVAC and lighting retrofits

•          Awareness of Portfolio Manager and Energy Star

•          Willingness to be part of a unique training program addressing high performance building operations

•          Committed to becoming a leader in energy efficiency with the goal of transforming lower performing buildings into efficient, high performance buildings

•          Employed within an organization that has strong owner/manager commitment to energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality

Additional experience and skill-sets in-lieu of the above requirements will be considered and accepted. 

   The schedule for training sessions is:

• Session #1: Friday - October 14th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #2: Thursday - October 20th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5:00pm

• Session #3: Friday - October 21st, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #4: Friday- October 28th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #5: Thursday - November 3rd, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #6: Friday - November 4th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #7: Thursday - November 10th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #8: Thursday - November 17th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #9: Friday - November 18th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #10: Thursday - December 1st, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #11: Friday - December 2nd, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

• Session #12: Friday - December 9th, 2016 / 8:00am – 5pm

The tentative list of topics is:

1.         Energy Literacy

2.         Computer Skills

3.         Building Systems for High Performance Building Operations Professionals

4.         Systems Approach to Environmental Management

5.         Development of Systems Manuals

6.         Building Automation Control Systems (BAS)

7.         Energy Conservation (audits, measures, implementation)

8.         Commissioning

9.         Continuous Improvement Management

If you are interested and or know someone who you want to recommend for this training program, please contact either Pamela Wallace, Director Laney College – BEST Center at 510-464-3248 or by email pwallace@peralta.edu or Carlos Santamaria, Principal,  CEES-Advisors and BOMA California Energy Chair at 650-642-4516 or by email csantamaria@cees-advisors.com as soon as possible in order to save a spot. This unique training program is limited to 20 students.



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