Training Opportunities & Resources

September 2014

  • Edmonds Community College Now Recruiting Energy Management Students for the Class of 2016. This program has led to job placements for people interested in changing careers, adding to their skill level in facility operations and building management, working for energy-related trade allies, consultants or utility programs. The curriculum leads to a solid understanding of energy and energy management. It includes energy basics, overview of the technical basis of energy management measures for both residential and commercial buildings – including renewables, lighting principles, energy use calculations, energy accounting, project management, BOC (Builder Operator Certification Level 1), and more
    For specific questions and more information contact Alison Pugh, Energy Management Director, at 425-640-1509  ( View website.
  • LeMay, America's Car Museum and Lighting Project Tour – Monthly Electric League Meeting. Join fellow Electric League members for lunch and a tour of LeMay, America's Car Museum. Tours will be led by representatives from Tacoma Power and LeMay and will focus on the lighting challenges and solutions during the building of the museum. You'll get a tour of the cars, too!
    Sept. 18, 11:30a-1:00p, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma; click for details
  • Compressed Air Challenge – Level 1. Make your company more profitable with the Compressed Air Challenge™, a series of seminars that applies proven techniques to achieve cost-effective solutions. Optimizing your compressed air systems can lead to higher productivity, energy savings, increased product quality and greater efficiency.
    Sept. 18, 7:30a-4:30p, Swedish Culture Center, Svea Room, 1920 Dexter Ave N, Seattle WA 98109
    Click to register; click to view brochure
  • BOC Webinar: Optimizing Energy Management through Big Data and Analytics. This webinar will feature a suite of building solutions to help retrieve and understand building data, observe trends to see potential problems and discuss solutions to ensure optimization of building systems and equipment.
    Sept. 24, 11-Noon PST; click for details

October 2014

  • BOC Level II: 61 hours of training and elective coursework in equipment troubleshooting and maintenance. All classes are held from 8:30a to 4:30p unless otherwise noted.
    Classes start Oct 1, at the Snohomish PUD Commission Room; click for details
  • Lighting Design Lab Fall 2014 Education Series:
    - Rethink Lighting in an LED World - Morning (9:30 a.m. – Noon) This Basic Level class will look at some of the ways to rethink everything you’ve come to know about lighting and overview the critical attributes of new technologies to help you build strategies for choosing light sources in an LED world.
    - Lighting Innovations and Trends - Afternoon (1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) This Intermediate Level class will bring together the recent changes in energy codes, industry trends, and new product developments, and highlight how these changes signal what's ahead. We will include award winning products recognized by the industry.
    Oct. 2, 9:30a-3:30p, Snohomish County PUD (2320 California Street, Everett); click for details
  • BOC Webinar: Strategies to Help Reduce Peak Use. This webinar will discuss strategies to cut energy use during high demand periods.  These strategies can be permanent approaches to controlling peak energy use in the facility, but can also be episodic in response to a utility’s call for time specific reductions in demand (demand response). 
    Oct. 23, 11-Noon PST; 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
    In-Person Courses
    Ongoing Sessions in Washington
    RSVP 2014 Schedule
    • Level II

      9/11 SIERR Building at McKinstry Station, Spokane
      9/24 - Safeco Field, Seattle
      9/25 - Capitol Campus, Olympia
      10/1 - Snohomish County PUD, Everett
      Fall 2014 - TBA, Spokane

  • NEEA held a succesful symposium in Seattle to present the business case for the adoption of LED streetlights with controls. Click for details.