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Training Opportunities & Resources


  • Lighting Design Lab – Spring Training: 
    - Guide to Fluorescent-to-LED Troffer Updates - Instructor: Eric Strandberg, LC. This class delineates ways to navigate through the wide gamut of LED troffer product options, including new luminaries, retrofit kits and LED replacement lamps. We will present selected fluorescent troffer upgrade options from each of these product categories, evaluate their attributes, and examine the strengths and weaknesses of each potential LED solution.
    - LED Replacement Strategies Socket based (non-linear) - Instructor: Jeff Robbins, LC, MIES. This class provides insight to industry best practices for knowing when it is right to relamp, retrofit or replace. We will outline issues to consider when selecting an LED replacement for current fixtures utilizing incandescent, halogen, CFL, or interior CMH light sources, including medium-based sockets, track heads, low-voltage fixtures, pin-based CFLs, and more.
    Apr. 9 in Everett: Morning class: 9am-noon, afternoon class 1-3pm; lunch included (noon-1pm); click for details
  • Energy Sub-Metering for Disaggregation of Loads. Presented by Alexei Holstein, Veris Industries. A brief overview of Seattle energy code as it pertains to electrical power distribution and disaggregation of load types. Different meter types: Single point, multi-point and branch circuit meters; when/where to apply. New CT technologies including the difference between 5A, low voltage, and rope CT’s. Network integration methods for getting information back to a BAS or developing a standalone system. Lessons learned and best practices from installations.
    Apr. 16, Check in 11:15 - 11:30, Presentation Noon-1pm, Puget Sound Energy Summit Room, 10885 NE 4th Street, Bellevue; click for details
  • BOC webinar: Communicating Energy Performance in Your Organization. How do you turn energy performance data into communications that meet the needs of these various audiences? Tune in to this panel discussion webinar to hear how experienced facility professionals use energy performance metrics to communicate throughout their organizations. Learn from the panel’s experience ideas that can work in your organization. Speaker: Lee Richardson, Director of Facilities, Seattle Art Museum; Thomas Werda, Maintenance Mechanic, Washington State Dept of Transportation
    Apr. 22, 11a-Noon (PST); click for details


  • 11th Annual Energy/Facilities Connection Conference. This two-and-one-half day event features a blend of facilities maintenance, plant operations, custodial and design/planning training with a leadership and technical focus. This year's theme, Staying Smarter than Your Buildings, speaks to the need for facility leaders to keep up with the ever-growing advancements in technologies from a practical application perspective.
    May 5-7, Leavenworth WA; click for details
  • CEM 5-Day Preparation Course & Examination. This special 5-day seminar provides an in-depth, comprehensive learning and problem-solving forum for those who want a broader understanding of the latest energy cost reduction techniques and strategies, as well as serving as a preparatory course of instruction for energy professionals preparing to sit for AEE's Certified Energy Manager (CEM) examination. The Exam will take place on Friday, May 15.
    May 11-15 (May 15, exam only), Edmonds Community College, Woodway Bldg, Room 202; click for details
  • BOC webinar: Communicating to Building Occupants. Building occupants have a big influence on the energy use of buildings. Working and communicating with occupants about both their comfort needs and their use of plug in devices requires good communication skills.  An expert panel of facility professionals will talk about their experience in engaging, educating, and motivating building occupants to achieve good energy results – and happy and productive building occupants. Speakers: Heidi Burkart, Operations Coordinator/Resource Conservation Manager, Camas School District in Clark County; Chris Taylor, Energy Manager, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
    May 20, 11a-Noon (PST); click for details
  • Powerful Business Energy Conference – Take Charge of Your Energy Savings. Essential energy-related ideas and operating tips will be taught in a series of four tracks. The tracks are 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.
    May 28, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA; 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.
  • Building Operator Certification

    74 hours of training and project work in building systems maintenance. All classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

    Level 1 courses:

    City Start date Location
    Seattle 4/7/15 Safeco Field - NEW Blended Learning Course
    Tacoma 4/22/15 City University, Tacoma
    Everett * May 2015 TBA
    Renton 9/23/2015 City University, Renton
    Lacey *
    Fall 2015 TBA
    For more information
  • NEEA held a succesful symposium in Seattle to present the business case for the adoption of LED streetlights with controls. Click for details.