Professionals

Enhancing the energy landscape in Hawaii is both an enormous challenge and responsibility.  Hawaii Energy works with business and energy professionals across various industries in an effort to advance the adoption of energy conservation and efficiency in Hawaii. 

Building Operator Certification - The Essential Credential

BOC® is a professional development program created by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC), and is delivered in Hawai‘i by the University of Hawai‘i Manoa Outreach College and supported by Hawaii Energy. BOC is a training and certification program focused on energy performance job skills for building operators with two or more years experience in building operations and maintenance including building engineers, maintenance supervisors, maintenance workers, facility coordinators, HVAC technicians, electricians, operations supervisors, operations technicians and others in the facility operation and maintenance field. 

To become BOC® Level I certified, participants must attend all seven (7) Level One classes (56 contact hours), pass class exams and complete project assignments at their facility.

To learn more and apply, visit the UH Manoa Outreach College website and the UH Maui College – SLIM website


Upcoming Workshops

 

Building Operator Certification (BOC®) Level I

March 2 – May 4, 2019

 

Dual delivery – In person (UH Mānoa) and online

Building Operator Certification (BOC®) is an ENERGY STAR® award-winning professional development and certification program focusing on energy efficiency, prolonging equipment life, and delivering cost savings through preventive maintenance. The BOC® program was created by the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC).

Attend Level I if you are a building operator with a minimum of two years of experience in operations and maintenance, a building engineer, maintenance technician, stationary engineer, operations or maintenance supervisor, facility coordinator, HVAC technician, electrician, operations tech, or if you perform "hands on" work in facility operations and maintenance. (Exceptions may be granted for the experience requirement, see application)

Hawaii Energy will be offering registration subsidy to eligible applicants. Please complete the application form and email it to by February 1. We will review your application and send out the notification by mid-February.

Application Form

Register Today!

 


Solid-State Lighting Design and Lighting Controls Workshop for Architects,
Design Professionals & Facility Managers

 

Tue, February 12, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM HST

American Savings Tower
1001 Bishop Street 8th Floor, Room 2
Honolulu, HI 96813

Experience a full day of immersion into the latest advances in LED lighting design strategies, color matrix, lighting calculation software and networked lighting controls. The workshop will be taught by Steven Mesh, lighting design expert and principal of Lighting Education + Design, of San Francisco, CA.

Coffee, pastries and light lunch provided. Vendors will showcase latest lighting technologies during lunch and break times. AIA HSW continuing education credits available.

Morning session:

  • Strategies to comply with the IECC2015 energy code: daylight harvesting, zoning, different types of lighting controls, and exterior lighting requirements.
  • Lighting calculation software: a live demonstration of the Acuity Visual program which now includes rendering functions. The instructor will import a floor plan, build up a space of low complexity, add a variety of fixtures, run the calculations, render the space, and show options for interpreting the results.

 

Afternoon session:
Networked lighting control (NLC) systems:

  • Review typical components on an NLC and how it works
  • Live demonstration of Lutron Vive simplified wireless NLC system.
  • Review Design Lights Consortium (DLC)-qualified products list for NLC systems; review a dashboard for wireless system installed and commissioned at UC Santa Cruz.

 

Experience a full day of immersion into the latest advances in LED lighting design strategies, color matrix, lighting calculation software and networked lighting controls. The workshop will be taught by Steven Mesh, lighting design expert and principal of Lighting Education + Design, of San Francisco, CA.

Coffee, pastries and light lunch provided. Vendors will showcase latest lighting technologies during lunch and break times. AIA HSW continuing education credits available.

Morning session highlights:

  • Strategies to comply with the IECC2015 energy code: daylight harvesting, zoning, different types of lighting controls, and exterior lighting requirements.
  • Lighting calculation software: a live demonstration of the Acuity Visual program which now includes rendering functions. The instructor will import a floor plan, build up a space of low complexity, add a variety of fixtures, run the calculations, render the space, and show options for interpreting the results.

 

Afternoon session highlights:
Networked lighting control (NLC) systems:

  • Review typical components on an NLC and how it works.
  • Live demonstration of Lutron Vive simplified wireless NLC system.
  • Review Design Lights Consortium (DLC)-qualified products list for NLC systems; review a dashboard for wireless system installed and commissioned at UC Santa Cruz.

 

 

Register Today!

 


 

Hawaii Energy Innovation Symposium

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Sheraton Waikiki

 

Join us at our Innovation Symposium, an informational and networking expo designed to help you evaluate the actions you’re currently taking to balance your energy usage.

Bringing together speakers at the forefront of their fields, local energy experts, and the people of Hawai‘i who each and every day, strive to make our island a better place for our keiki, we’ll cover ways to harness your technical skills to electrify your profits.

Early bird (ends Feb. 8): $95
Standard rate: $125

Register Today!

 


 

Retro-Commissioning Training

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UH Manoa

 

Retro-commissioning is a process to improve an existing building’s performance. Using a whole-building systems approach, retro-commissioning identifies operational improvements that will increase occupant comfort, save energy, and provide cost savings. The process can be performed alone or with a retrofit project. Retro-commissioning (RCx) offers managers a customizable plan and tools to evaluate how a facility is currently operating, identify specific opportunities for improvement, and then how to implement solutions for optimal efficiency.

 

TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Establishing a team, prioritizing and setting goals, defining a scope of work, implementation of the (RCx) plan
  • Establishing energy conservation measures
  • Measurement and verification

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will have better knowledge and skills to develop a plan that results in energy saving for their existing buildings. Participants will also learn about financial incentives that are available for utility rate payers that can offset the up-front costs of retro-commissioning a building.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Energy, plant, and facility managers (Commercial, Industrial, Military)
  • Current and previous BOC course participants
  • Property owners and managers

 

More Information

Registration: Course fee, normally $230, is $75 with Hawai‘i Energy subsidy. Call 808-956-9249 to inquire and to register.

 


 

Also Coming Spring/Summer 2019:

IECC Code Trainings 2.0: A Monthly Series
Dates TBD, please check back for more information!