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NorthWestern Energy offers Montana commercial customers energy-related training.  

NEEC Earns Prestigious Award from ENERGY STAR ®  2016 Award Announcement for work with the BOC program. 

 The Building Operator Certification (BOC ®) program trains facilities personnel to understand how building systems work together and how to bring them to their most efficient level of operation. Level I training provides an overview of critical building systems. Level II emphasizes preventative maintenance and more targeted training. Investing in education of facility staff reduces energy costs while increasing occupant comfort. A variety of building management technologies are covered, but the emphasis in BOC training is to recognize practical, no-cost/low-cost solutions, working with existing building systems, to improve energy performance. Also explained are the how-to’s of developing a preventive maintenance program that improves the building environment and prolongs equipment life. Montana Smart School Program participants not on NorthWestern Energy's system, please contact Bonnie Rouse at 406-444-6439 for scholarship approval. 

Consistently, BOC Program graduates and their employers recognize the positive results of BOC training and the value those results bring. Graduates come away with improved job skills and a career-enhancing certification. Employers appreciate the bottom line cost savings that result from increased energy efficiency. Additionally, building occupants benefit from a more comfortable environment due to improvements made to air and ventilation systems. 
Individuals who earn the BOC Level I (8 day) credential will have demonstrated increased knowledge of their facilities' electrical, HVAC, and lighting systems. Course series consist of classroom training, facility-based project assignments and in-class exams administered at the end of each day of training.  For more video testimonials and more information on BOC and the Intermountain Building Operators Association (IBOA). 

Level I - 2017 Building Operator Certification Course –   Dates: April 11 - 13; May 16 - 18; and June 21 & 22  Location:  Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 3170 N Sanders St in Helena
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Level I - 2017 Building Operator Certification Course –   Dates: August 15 - 17, September 20 - 21 and October 11 & 12  Location:  Bozeman

All classes will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with lunch hosted each day by NorthWestern Energy. Register here.   Please Note:   This is an 8-day course.  NorthWestern Energy reserves the right to cancel at any time.

Attention: NorthWestern Energy customers - Prequalified tuition scholarships ($1,500) are offered to non-profit hospitals, public schools, State of Montana, city and county government facilities personnel - recipients will be notified prior to class – qualifications apply. Email E+ Programs with your request for scholarship consideration for future classes or questions.

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