Building Operator Certification Incentive Update

Engineer in front of equipment

Energy Trust now offers increased incentives for Building Operator Certification (BOC). This is a great opportunity to connect your customers with an accredited training resource. Keep your customers informed about the latest technologies and strategies for maintaining equipment, improving energy efficiency and reducing energy costs.

BOC is designed for facility operators including engineers, technicians, architects, facility managers, maintenance personnel and energy managers working in the commercial and multifamily marketplace. In addition to maximizing energy savings, the benefits of BOC include enhanced occupant comfort, improved indoor air quality, and increased credibility with tenants or property owners.

Eligible participants may receive a cash incentive of up to $1,600 per building operator to help with the cost of completing level 1 or level 2 BOC training. Participants may not receive an incentive for both level 1 and level 2 certification within three years. This incentive is available for building operators regularly working in a commercial, multifamily, institutional or government building served by Portland General Electric, Pacific Power, NW Natural, Cascade Natural Gas or Avista.

For all properties, an eligible utility must provide primary heating for the building.

For more information, visit or contact an Energy Trust program representative.