Building Operation Training

BGE's Smart Energy Savers Program® offers financial incentives to help cover the cost for approved building operations and maintenance (O&M) training courses. The incentives cover a percentage of training course(s) enrollment fees and are distributed upon course completion.

Why Take Building Operation Training Courses?

Building operation training courses can help improve energy efficiency knowledge. These courses also improve the basic understanding of optimizing the controls of a building and how to implement changes to create a comfortable, energy-efficient, and environmentally friendly space.

Who Should Participate?

BGE designed its incentive offering specifically for individuals who have two or more years of experience in building operations and support facilities within the BGE service area.

Building engineers, stationary engineers, maintenance supervisors, maintenance workers, facility coordinators, HVAC technicians, electricians, operations supervisors and technicians, and others in the field of facility operations and maintenance are encouraged to apply.


Eligibility for receiving a financial incentive is based on work experience and education, as well as completion of courses, exams, and on-the-job projects. In order to participate in the program and receive a financial incentive, applicants must be:

  1. Employed in a position of responsibility for the energy management of the facility or have the potential to influence the building’s energy performance.

  2. Assigned to work at a commercial and/or industrial facility within the BGE service area and be present at that facility for at least 50 percent of their working hours.


Pre-approval is required for all Building Operation Training applications. Each approved applicant will be eligible to receive a financial incentive that covers 80 percent of enrollment costs or up to a maximum of $1,000 per certification, whichever is less. Associated costs, including but not limited to travel, food, lodging, test fees, etc., are not eligible for incentives. The applicant must submit proof of attendance within 30 days of course completion by providing a certificate of completion (or similar document), as well as a course invoice in order to qualify for an incentive.

All applicants must first meet minimum eligibility requirements mandated by the associated learning institution prior to submitting an incentive application with BGE to ensure that all course and certification standards have been met through the learning institution. Furthermore, all applicants must apply for and receive pre-approval from BGE before enrolling in or attending a course. Separate applications must be submitted for each course an applicant is seeking to pursue.

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Qualified BOMI Courses

The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part I 

The Design, Operation, and Maintenance of Building Systems, Part II 

Air Handling, Water Treatment, and Plumbing Systems 

Electrical Systems and Illumination *+ 

Energy Management and Controls 

Refrigeration Systems and Accessories 

High Performance Investments 

High Performance Practices 

High Performance Principles 

High Performance: HVAC Optimization 
* Complete these three courses to earn the Building Energy Certificate (BEC).
+ Complete these three courses to earn the Building Systems Maintenance Certificate (SMC).
# Complete these three courses to earn the High-Performance Sustainable Buildings (BOMI-HP®) Designation.