Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Chapter of The Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).

AEE is a nonprofit professional society of 16,000 members in 77 countries. The mission of AEE is " to promote the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and to foster action for Sustainable Development."

The organization offers a full array of informational outreach programs including seminars (live and internet based), conferences, journals, books, and certification programs.

AEE's network of 67 local chapters meets regularly to discuss regional issues. AEE's roster of corporate members is a veritable "who's who" from the commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, energy services, and utility sectors.

The Pacific Northwest Chapter was founded in September 2005 and currently has over 100 active members. We meet bi-monthly to network and explore energy-related issues.


SUBJECT: Looking for Qualified Professionals to Teach BOC Training

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others in the building engineering profession? If so, consider the opportunity to teach in the Building Operator Certification (BOC®) program. The time commitment is 4 to 6 days a year, and we offer good compensation.

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) is seeking qualified individuals to provide classroom instruction in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. The application due date for this solicitation is October 4, 2019.

The Building Operator Certification (BOC) is energy efficiency training and certification for operators of commercial buildings, offering improved job skills and more comfortable, efficient facilities. BOC covers a broad range of subject areas including HVAC systems, lighting, electricity, codes, indoor air quality, and energy conservation techniques. By becoming a BOC-approved instructor, an individual can gain increased visibility among practicing facilities professionals, access to a network of fellow instructors and teaching resources, and the opportunity to earn CEU’s. NEEC provides compensation at competitive rates, and travel expenses are reimbursed.

Each class comes with a fully developed curriculum designed to cover the subject in a one-day, seven-hour training session. Instructors are encouraged to supplement the curriculum with their own experiences, classroom discussion and exercises, and their own relevant teaching material to provide “real world” examples of the concepts taught. It is expected that qualified instructors will be offered the opportunity to teach between four and sixteen full day BOC classes in the calendar year for the BOC program.

For minimum qualifications, and how to apply, please see our website at https://www.theboc.info/about/boc-call-for-instructors/ or read further below.

You may also contact Cynthia Putnam to discuss questions about this opportunity. She can be reached at [email protected].


Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria.

  • Three or more years experience providing instruction to working professionals in the field of commercial building energy management, facility management, building engineering, operations and maintenance, or a closely related field. (Note: There is flexibility around this requirement for those who don’t meet the minimum. Please inquire.)
  • Two or more years employment in the field or industry related to the training topic(s) for which the applicant is seeking qualification (e.g., HVAC systems, electrical systems, indoor air quality, etc.).
  • A bachelor’s degree. (Note: Work experience may be substituted for degree. One year of work experience in instruction or industry is equivalent to one year of college degree work.)
  • Two or more references NEEC may contact who have observed the applicant provide instruction.
  • Familiarity with state and local codes and standards.
  • Willingness to travel to locations in Washington State where BOC training is held. Travel reimbursement is provided.


  • Experience observing a BOC class in session.
  • A teaching certification, or evidence of participation in a “Train-the-Trainer” session within the last three years.
  • Training evaluation results from recently taught classes.