Technical Seminars

For specific questions or concerns regarding seminars and workshops, please contact Kelly Lady by email or call (507) 437-0855.

BOC I Training Series coming to Austin - November 2014 - May 2015
Building Operator Certification The Building Operator Certification (BOC) class, presented by Austin Utilities, Owatonna Public Utilities, and Rochester Public Utilities, is a competency-based training and certification program that educates facility operators and managers on energy efficiency for all aspects of building management and maintenance.
The program content trains operators to identify and implement long term annual energy savings and electric peak demand reduction opportunities as an integral part of their operations and maintenance activities. As a certification program, the BOC seeks to establish a recognized professional credential for building operators.
BOC training is offered at two levels: Level I and Level II. Level I training emphasizes energy-efficient building maintenance practices. Level II stresses advanced equipment troubleshooting and preventive maintenance.

More BOC information or Register Online!

"The BOC training is a valuable tool for anybody involved in building operations. The instructors were all extremely knowledgeable in their areas and provided several useful ideas and tips for energy savings. Each course provides a good overview and understanding of how each system can be utilized to its maximum potential."

-Nathan Wradislavsky, Hormel Foods Corporation


The cost of the BOC training is $1,200 but participants who are employed by an Austin business sponsoring their tuition have the opportunity to earn back the full cost of tuition through our BOC AWARDS program:

COMPLETION AWARD - $300 award to each participant who completes the training and earns certification.

ANALYSIS AWARD - $300 award to participants for submitting a project analysis for a potential BOC AWARDS project.

PROJECT AWARD - $600 award to participants when the project they have previously submitted is completed by their employer.

Download the BOC Award Application for more information.