Invitation To Participate In Developing A Statewide Program That Upgrades Workforce Skills
The "High Performance Building Operations Professionals" (HPBOP) Training specification for building operators & technicians
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
by: Carlos Santamaria, BOMA California Energy Chair

Section: News Roundup




We are seeking participation from Subject Matter Experts (SME) as an Advisory Council member as part of a statewide effort to create a unique training and certification program.

This “High Performance Building Operations Professionals” (HPBOP) training program is being developed in conjunction with the San Diego Electric & Gas (SDG&E), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), the Investor Owned Utilities (IOU’s) and Laney College in Oakland California. Obtaining BOMA California member support is an important part of the success of this training program.

As a Subject Matter Expert (SME), we ask participates to commit to four - six conference calls meetings lasting 60-90 minutes along with meeting in person during the initial development phase of this program to conduct a focus group or DACUM, Developing a Curriculum. This focus group will require the SME’s to participate in a 2-DAY “in-person meeting” in the SF Bay Area on April 7th & 8th where lunch will be provided. Completion of this important initial phase involves working with advisors in identifying and validating the required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) acquired by top industry leaders.

As an industry leader having acquired high-level competencies, you have been classified as a “High Performance Building Operations Professional” & SME if you’ve have the following experience:

  • Works as a Chief Engineer or Assistant CE having 10+ years of experience operating CRE buildings

  • Involved with high performance buildings your last 5-7 years

  • Involved with Energy Efficiency (EE) upgrades involving major controls or HVAC retrofits

  • Knowledgeable and skilled with Energy Star, LEED and or other building certification programs

  • Knowledgeable and skilled with real time energy analytics, sub-metering and energy use loads

  • Knowledgeable and skilled with Energy Management or Building Automation Systems

  • Knowledgeable and skilled with identification and evaluation of various EE technologies

In this training program, the California Community Colleges proposes to work with Labor and industry stakeholders in developing a new class of workers for upgrading California’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration systems in commercial buildings as a strategy for preparing for and achieving the state’s Energy goals. This program builds on the work by the Investor Owned Utilities to meet the California Public Utilities Commission’s mandates for Energy Efficiency Workforce Education and Training.

Please contact me before March 17th if you are interested in participating as an SME in the development of this HPBOP training program or can recommend someone. 


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