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Training Opportunities & Resources


  • The Fundamentals of Lighting Classes. This series of 10 educational classes provides the foundation for understanding light, color, light sources, and luminaires. In addition, the course introduces the student to fundamental calculations, and to lighting design.  Further, these classes are taught by an outstanding selection of local lighting professionals.
    Begins 5/16 through 6/15, Tuesday & Thursday evenings 6p -8:30p, Lighting Design Lab in Seattle, click for details.
  • BOC Webinar: Troubleshooting Common Air Handler Problems. Air handlers may be among the simplest pieces of equipment that HVAC technicians and operating engineers deal with. However, nothing in the field is ever as simple as it seems. A malfunctioning air handler can cause huge comfort and energy efficiency problems for building owners and occupants. Understanding the most common problems with air handlers can be a good starting point for addressing the problem and making the repair.
    5/17, 11a PST, click for details.
  • 2017 Powerful Business Energy Conference. Essential energy-related ideas and operating tips will be taught in a series of three tracks designed for commercial building owners and managers, building operations and engineering staff, architects, consulting engineers, property developers, and other parties interested in cost effective opportunities in commercial energy efficiency.

    5/25, 8a–4p, Lynnwood Convention Center, click for details.


  • Free WSU RCM Webinar: Improving Building Performance through Controls and Analytics. Attend this webinar to learn about improving your building’s performance by taking control of operations through building analytics. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory staff scientists Srinivas Katipamula and Ronald Underhill will explore common problems and savings opportunities of HVAC systems, as well as basics about direct digital control (DDC) systems.
    6/6, 12p-1p, click to register. Questions? Karen Janowitz at


  • ASHRAE Learning Opportunities – The ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI) offers a wide range of professional development seminars and short courses.  Elearning, Career Enhancement, Certification. Click for details.
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL): Commercial Building Re-tuning project for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Program is a low-cost path to energy efficiency and cost savings.
  • NEEA held a succesful symposium in Seattle to present the business case for the adoption of LED streetlights with controls. Click for details.



Smart Buildings Center celebrated its grand opening

Over 200 people came to see the BOC's new space in the historic Pacific Tower!

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