Listed below are resources that complement the BOC curriculum and offer additional support for implementing energy projects in commercial or institutional buildings.

Building Operator Certification

Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a program of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. Visit the national BOC site to learn more about continuing education, instructor opportunities, and other BOC courses offered across the country.

Building Codes

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) maintains up to date information and resources regarding Alabama’s commercial and residential building codes.

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

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ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®, is an online tool that can be used to benchmark energy and water consumption in individual or a whole portfolio of buildings.


Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE)

DSIRE is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewable energy and energy efficiency in the United States.



The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) offers low interest rate loans to implement energy efficiency improvements and install renewable energy systems at existing private commercial, industrial and institutional facilities in Alabama.

Performance Contracting

Energy Savings Performance Contracting (ESPC) is a budget-neutral approach to make building improvements that reduce energy and water use and increase operational efficiency. By partnering with an energy service company (ESCO), a facility owner can use an ESPC to pay for today’s facility upgrades with tomorrow’s energy savings—without tapping into capital budgets.