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Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy & Green Building Education
Energy efficiency, renewable energy, and green building class are offered in Santa Clara County as part of the Silicon Valley Energy Watch (SVEW) partnership between PG&E and the City of San José. Additional classes are offered in partnership with United States Green Building Council (USGBC), Build It Green, BOMA Silicon Valley and others

Building Operator Certification Level 1 Series
The Silicon Valley Energy Watch will be hosting the Building Operator Certification (BOC) Level 1 trainings series, a nationally-recognized training and certification program for building operators offering improved job skills and more comfortable, energy-efficient facilities. BOC Level 1 is intended for those with two or more years of experience in building operations and maintenance, who wish to broaden their knowledge of the total building system.  Certification provides a credential for professional development and offers employers a way to identify highly skilled operators.  This is a series of seven classes, (total 74 hours), beginning April 17, 2018.   

 First training date ***The training dates have been postponed. Check back again for new dates. *** 
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm 
View the full course schedule
Register online
 Cost $1,895 for the seven-class series
Certification Exam cost is $285
Discounts are available through BOC
 Location San José Environmental Innovation Center
1608 Las Plumas Ave., San José

All About Heat Pump Water Heaters Workshop and Vendor Showcase
Join Passive House California and Silicon Valley Energy Watch to learn more about heat pump water heaters including: how they work and how to install them, how to access available rebates, and why they’re beneficial for your home and the environment.  This workshop is intended for architects, designers, developers, contractors, engineers, and homeowners. 

 Date April 25, 2018 Time: 3pm – 6pm
Register online
 Cost Free to attendees
 Location                 San José Environmental Innovation Center
1608 Las Plumas Ave., San José

Ongoing PG&E Classes
Learn everything from selecting the renewable energy system to power your home to the benefits of running a green business. Please check the PG&E Energy Education Classes webpage for a current schedule of classes in a variety of locations.

The Silicon Valley Energy Watch program is funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).