This memo documents Research Into Action’s analysis of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC)
Building Operator Certification (BOC) program dataset as of 2017. The primary goal of this analysis was
to describe the 2017 new BOC certificants and update the count of active BOC certificants in the four
Northwest (“Northwest”) states as of January 29, 2018.
The certificants counted in this memo include those in target groups of NEEA’s BOC Expansion (BOC-E) Initiative, established in 2012 to accelerate adoption of BOC and increase its market penetration in the Northwest. Those groups are: operators in underserved areas,1 Federal employees, and members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). Although BOC-E targets the above specific groups, NEEA’s support for BOC is not limited to those groups.