Leavenworth, WA – The Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC) announced the award of a certificate of commendation to the Washington State Plant Operations Support Consortium for its contributions towards the adoption of energy management practices among facilities professionals in Washington State. The Consortium is comprised of state agencies, educational facilities, municipalities and port districts, and acts as a resource center for facilities professionals, providing a clearinghouse for best practices and organizational standards, construction project management, professional development and brokering of surplus/salvage materials. Bob MacKenzie, Consortium director, will accept the award on behalf of the Consortium.
The NEEC certificate of commendation recognizes individuals and programs contributing to the Council’s mission to enhance market opportunities for energy efficient products, services and practices in the Pacific Northwest. “Among the Consortium’s many notable contributions was its role in working with Washington State General Administration to integrate an energy management training component into its employee professional development program for the department’s building engineering and maintenance staff statewide,” said Stan Price, executive director of NEEC. This component emphasizes energy efficient operational practices and utilizes the training curriculum of the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification – BOC® credential program. “Since the program’s inception in 1996, over 40 General Administration facilities professionals have successfully passed rigorous training on energy efficient operational practices,” according to Price. BOC graduates elevate the level of professionalism and technical detail for energy efficient operational practices in public facilities around the country.
The extraordinary certificate of commendation will be presented by NEEC’s executive director, Stan Price, on May 21 at the opening session of the Energy & Facilities Connections conference in Leavenworth, WA. The conference is sponsored by Washington State General Administration and Washington State University Energy Program.