March 28, 2012
Gwinnett Tech's Building Operator Certification® Program Receives Energy Star Award
Gwinnett Technical College's Building Operator Certification® (BOC) program was recently named a 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence winner for its outstanding contributions in consumer education to promote energy-efficient tools.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) for its Building Operator Certification program. Gwinnett Tech is the BOC provider for Georgia.
The Building Operator Certification program teaches facilities personnel how to bring HVAC, electric and lighting systems to their most efficient level of operation to promote energy efficiency. The course series consists of classroom training, project assignments to be completed at the participant's facility, and in-class exams administered at the end of each day of training.
Since 2005, the BOC program has integrated the ENERGY STAR portfolio manager benchmarking tool into its training curriculum to advance use of the tool among its 8,000 credentialed operators. In 2011, BOC-certified operators using Portfolio Manager in conjunction with operational best practices saved an estimated $45 million in energy costs for their companies.
Gwinnett Tech offers both Building Operator Certification Level I and II classes, with these upcoming start dates:
For more information and to register, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce or call 770-995-9697.
Gwinnett Tech's Continuing Education Division offers a comprehensive range of seminars and workshops to improve job skills and provide specialized training. The seminars and workshops are available to companies and individuals that focus on business and management, computer skills, and sustainability and energy conservation, as well as in several specific occupational disciplines. Full the full schedule at, http://www.GwinnettTech.edu/ce or call 770-995-9697.
In all, Gwinnett Tech offers more than 50 degree, diploma and certificate options that can be completed in two years or less, with related programs in commercial and residential construction management, air conditioning technology, electrical systems technology and drafting. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.