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Attention: Engineers, Operators and Facilities Professionals

High Performance Building Operations Professional (HPBOP) Training Program



Interested and qualified professionals are encouraged to apply for this free and one-of-a-kind certification training from January 20 – March 3, 2017. It will be held at Laney College, Oakland, CA. Space is limited.






For more details, contact Pam Wallace, BEST Center or Carlos Santamaria, BOMA California.


Download the flyer:  HPBOP Training Jan-Mar 2017 (77 downloads)


We are proud and excited to be kicking-off this HPBOP Training program as this is a “one of its kind” type of high performance training being offered unlike anything in the State of California and or throughout the United States. It is very hands-on, lab-focused with emphasis on exercises that will enhance the participant’s actual job performance. By completing the program you will receive a Certificate from the Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center at Laney College funded by the National Science Foundation. BEST Center is pursuing a nationally recognized certification for the HPBOP, and you will be part of the first group of high performance building operations professionals to receive this recognition.



12-Class Course at Laney College from 8am – 5pm

  • January 20
  • January 26 & 27
  • February 2 & 3
  • February 9 & 10
  • February 16 & 17
  • February 23 & 24
  • March 3


  1. Computer Skills
  2. Energy Literacy
  3. Building Systems
  4. Whole Systems Approach
  5. Systems Manuals
  6. Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  7. Energy Conservation
  8. Commissioning
  9. Continuous Improvement Management


  • Experience operating commercial buildings and currently employed as a Facility Lead, Chief Engineer or Assistant Chief
  • Some assignments will require commitment of time to work outside of class on data collection and other outside assignments
  • Basic familiarity with Building Automation Systems
  • Basic computer literacy including familiarity with computer spreadsheets
  • Familiarity or awareness of energy efficiency upgrades involving various controls, HVAC and lighting retrofits
  • Awareness of Portfolio Manager and Energy Star
  • Committed to becoming a leader in energy efficiency with the goal of transforming lower
  • performing buildings into efficient, high performance buildings
  • Employed within an organization that has strong owner/manager commitment to energy
  • efficiency and indoor environmental quality


Hadley Hartshorn, holds an Engineering degree from Stanford University. He is a former U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Corps officer; with 25 years of experience in management of hospital, laboratory and commercial facilities with Kaiser Permanente prior to concluding 12 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as Construction Manager then Division Leader for Mechanical and Electrical Services. Hadley helped develop the Commercial HVAC curriculum at Laney College and has taught courses the Environmental Controls Technology Department there for over 12 years. Hadley also teaches BOC classes.

Ted Wilinski, P.E.: University of Wisconsin- Madison graduate with a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering. Ted has over 30 years of industry experience in providing energy management and mechanical engineering services, which includes work with Wilinski Associates, a consulting engineering firm founded in 1990. Since 2009 Ted has developed and taught courses in Milwaukee Area Technical College’s (MATC) Sustainable Facilities Operations program and he is part of the team developing new diploma program in Automated Building Systems at MATC. He also teaches BOC classes. Ted is a Professional Engineer and holds the following certifications: QCxP , LEED Accredited Professional, LEEDTM, OPMP , CEM, BOC II – Building Operator Certification, Level II – Northwest Energy Efficiency Council.

*Lead Instructors will be joined by Industry Leaders and Practitioners as Guest Speakers


Training will be conducted at Laney College with some sessions featuring on-site training at one or more commercial buildings. There will also be time required outside of the class to collect data regarding the participants’ existing building. Laney College is located at 900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA. Training is Free. All Training Material Will Be Provided. Limited to 20 students.


We are looking forward to your attendance!



Pamela Wallace,

Director, Laney College – BEST Center



Carlos Santamaria,

Principal – CEES-Advisors, BOMA California Energy Chair



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