The CUNY School of Professional Studies (SPS) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the CUNY Building Performance Lab at City College to provide courses in energy management and indoor air quality to more than 1,000 custodial engineers, building managers, and other select staff who are responsible for managing energy use in New York City’s public school buildings. The program, sponsored by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services and the Department of Education (DOE), is designed to provide DOE staff with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce energy use and improve indoor air quality as part of the city’s overall sustainability plans.
Michael Bobker, Director of the CUNY Building Performance Lab at City College notes that “the City Administration is showing great leadership by making such a significant investment in training the school facilities managers … the Building Performance Lab and SPS are very pleased to be able to collaborate in delivering the largest energy efficiency training initiative in the country right now.”
After completing 90 hours of coursework, participants will be eligible to receive the nationally-recognized Building Operator Certification (BOC) credential and the Indoor Air Quality credential sponsored by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE). They will also be better prepared to manage mechanical and electrical systems to conserve energy for the city and to provide healthier learning environments for students. The project is led by Bobker and Patrick Dail, CUNY School of Professional Studies Project Director.