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Upcoming Events around the Northwest

January 17, 2017: Energy Trust of Oregon, Commercial and Industrial Lighting Training in Bend, Oregon. Learn more

January 18, 2017: Energy Trust of Oregon, Commercial and Industrial Lighting Training in Medford, Oregon. Learn more

Januargy 19, 2017: Energy Trust of Oregon, Commercial and Industrial Lighting Training in Portland, Oregon. Learn more

February 7, 2017: ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Workshop. Do you own or manage a commercial building over 20,000 sq/ft in Portland? Join us 8am-12pm (PST) to learn about the City of Portland's reporting requirements and get started with Portfolio Manager. Register

February 23, 2017: ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Workshop. Do you own or manage a commercial building over 20,000 sq/ft in Portland? Join us 8am-12pm (PST) to learn about the City of Portland's reporting requirements and get started with Portfolio Manager. Register

March 7, 2017: ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Workshop. Do you own or manage a commercial building over 20,000 sq/ft in Portland? Join us 8am-12pm (PST) to learn about the City of Portland's reporting requirements and get started with Portfolio Manager. Registar

March 16, 2017: Improve Your Energy Score Workshop: Join us 8am-12pm (PST) to understand your score, track your performance, and connect with resources to improve. Register

March 21, 2017: ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Workshop. Do you own or manage a commercial building over 20,000 sq/ft in Portland? Join us 8am-12pm (PST) to learn about the City of Portland's reporting requirements and get started with Portfolio Manager. Register

April 11, 2017: ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® Workshop. Do you own or manage a commercial building over 20,000 sq/ft in Portland? Join us 8am-12pm (PST) to learn about the City of Portland's reporting requirements and get started with Portfolio Manager. Register

April 11-13, 2017: Level I Building Operator Certification course in Helena, Montana. Building Operator Certification helps building engineers, maintenance supervisors and others in the skilled trades advance their skills in energy efficient operation of commercial buildings. Learn More

August 15-17, 2017: Level I Building Operator Certification course in Bozeman, Montana. Building Operator Certification helps building engineers, maintenance supervisors and others in the skilled trades advance their skills in energy efficient operation of commercial buildings. Learn More

October 5, 2017: Improve Your Energy Score Workshop. Join us 8am-12pm (PST) to understand your score, track your performance, and connect with resources to improve. Register

Past Events

October 4, 2016: Level I Building Operator Certification course in Meridian, Idaho. Building Operator Certification helps building engineers, maintenance supervisors and others in the skilled trades advance their skills in energy efficient operation of commercial buildings. 

October 11-14, 2016: Level II Building Operator Certification course in Butte, Montana. BOC Level II consists of seven one-day classes, offering targeted training in equipment troubleshooting and diagnostics, as well as lessons in facilities management. L

October 20, 2016: Webinar, "Saving Energy through Operations & Maintenance" from Portland General Electric (PGE). 

August 25, 2016: 9am-12pm (PST): Energy Design Principles: Join Energy Trust of Oregon for a deep dive into envelope design. 

August 23-25, 2016: Level 1 Building Operator Certification course in Butte, Montana. Building Operator Certification helps building engineers, maintenance supervisors and others in the skilled trades advance their skills in energy efficient operation of commercial buildings. 

August 17, 2016 12pm (PST): Building Energy Simulation Forum: Energy Modeling of Dedicated Outdoor Air System for A Small Commercial Pilot Project. Join Energy Trust of Oregon and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for a presentation. 

August 16, 2016 10-11am (PST): Webinar: "Energy Monitoring Tools" from Portland General Electric (PGE). 

August 9, 2016 11a-12:00p (PST): Webinar: "Tailoring the Business Case for Efficiency to Fit Your Capital Budget". The benefits of energy efficiency don’t stop at the meter. Improved energy performance can boost your net operating income (NOI) and increase the asset value of your property. 

August 3, 2016 4-5:00pm (PST): Spark Tool Webinar. Spark is a free, online and interactive tool that creates a building renewal strategy for your commercial building - a holistic approach to energy management tailored to your building and its financial position. 

June 16 & 17, 2016: IBOA Convention. IBOA (Intermountain Building Operators Association) is pleased to invite you to the 22nd IBOA Annual Convention & Trade Show in Fort Hall.

June 3, 2016: Commercial Real Estate Awards (formerly BetterBricks Awards). The Portland Business Journal is identifying the projects conceived, funded, started and/or completed in 2015 for the annual Commercial Real Estate Awards program.

May 4, 2016: Spark Tool Webinar: Spark is a free, online and interactive tool that creates a building renewal strategy for your commercial building - a holistic approach to energy management tailored to your building and its financial position. 

April 13 and 14, 2016: Northwest Facilities Expo: Reach a diverse audience of facilities industry professionals when you exhibit at Northwest Facilities Expo.

January 28- April 7, 2016: ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager workshops: The City of Portland, in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, Pacific Power, Portland General Electric, and NW Natural, are offering six (6) benchmarking workshops to help commercial building owners and managers meet new reporting requirements. 

January 27, 2016: Spark Tool Webinar: Learn how to use this powerful new tool to create your own customized plan to lower your commercial building's energy costs by 35% or more and raise the building's asset value using a building renewal strategy. 

January 11, 2016: Building Innovation 2016: The National Institute of Building Sciences Fourth Annual Conference and Expo. Topics include designing and constructing sustainable and resilient buildings, infrastructure and communities that are safe, secure and able to withstand and recover from natural and man-made disasters is a priority for the Institute and the entire building community.

December 16, 2015: Building Energy Simulation Forum: Revisiting the OHSU Data Dome: The 3.8 megawatt OHSU Data Dome combines world-class power and operational efficiency with unmatched operational cost savings and a unique next-generation design.

December 15, 2015: AIA Seattle is hosting the 2015 Building Envelope Forum: Integration Drives Evolution.

November 17 & 18, 2015: Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is also offering two, free information sessions at the DoubleTree by Hilton (1000 NE Multnomah St. Portland, OR).

October 2015: BOMI Course, "The Design, Maintenance & Operation of Building Systems pt. 2"

October 22, 2015: Live Webinar, "Diagnostic Tools 2- What's Your Favorite Diagnostic Tool?" Building Operator Certication (BOC) graduates share their favorite tools for investigating problems in their (and customer) buildings.

October 21, 2015: Building Energy Simulation Forum, "Energy savings for occupancy-based control of variable-air-volume systems".

October 8, 2015: 2015 BOMA Product and Services Expo: Event is for Oregon BOMA members only.

October 6, 2015: Webinar, "Seize the Day-Using Building Milestones as Energy Efficiency Opportunities"

October 2, 2015: AIA Seattle’s “Getting to Zero”. BetterBricks is a proud sponsor of AIA Seattle’s upcoming event, “Getting to Zero: Preparing for Net Zero”.

September 10, 2015: AIA Portland's "Getting to Zero". BetterBricks is a proud sponsor of AIA Portland’s upcoming event, "Getting to Zero: Market Realities & The Value Proposition for Net Zero Energy Buildings".