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Education & Training

Ameren Illinois offers a variety of learning opportunities to help educate our business and non-profit customers on energy efficiency topics.

Live Training Webinars

Our webinars are live training events designed to help you learn about a variety of energy efficiency topics from industry experts. You can check out past training webinars on the Webinar Archive page.

Live Classroom Seminars and Workshops

Ameren Illinois also offers various seminars and professional certification workshops.

Upcoming Training Events

POWER LUNCH WEBINAR - Energy Efficiency in Hospitality: Uncover the Savings
Wednesday, January 11, 2017  |  11:30 - 12:00 p.m.

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Presenter: Chris Heintzelman, Director of Hotel Operations
East Peoria Par-A-Dice Hotel & Casino

Did you know the average hotel spends 6% of its operating budget per year on energy? By taking a strategic approach to energy efficiency, hotels can potentially reduce energy consumption by as much as 10%, resulting in a financial effect equivalent to raising the average daily room rate by as much as $1.35. Energy efficiency not only improves the service of capital equipment, enhances guest comfort, and demonstrates a commitment to climate stewardship but also provides hotel owners and operators cost savings that benefit the bottom line.

During this 30-minute webinar, you will hear about possible energy savings projects for the hospitality industry and how they benefit guests and hotel owners and operators alike. You will also find out how cash incentives available through the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program can help you offset the upfront costs of your energy efficiency projects and reduce your payback period.



Building Operator Certification (BOC) Training

Building Operator Certification® (BOC) is a nationally recognized training and certification program focusing on energy-efficient building operations and preventative maintenance procedures. Independent research shows that BOC operators consistently improve comfort and save money and energy in their facilities — up to $20,000 a year — thanks to energy conservation projects, air quality improvements and other initiatives.


BOC LEVEL II: Equipment Troubleshooting & Maintenance
March 2 – Apr. 13, 2017  |  8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Location: Illinois Farm Bureau, 1701 Towanda Avenue, Bloomington, IL 61701

BOC Level II training includes eight sessions held every Thursday, nearly 61 hours of classroom and project work (6.1 CEUs) in building systems operation and maintenance. Participants must complete six required courses, open-book exams, and projects to become certified. The third course spans two days (Mar. 16 and Mar. 17, 2017).

During the six required courses, operators will receive an overview of preventive maintenance, equipment troubleshooting and diagnostic strategies for energy-using systems and equipment.


BOC LEVEL I: Building Systems Maintenance
April 6 – May 18, 2017  |  8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Location: John A. Logan College, Workforce Development Building H124
700 Logan College Road, Carterville, IL 62918

BOC Level I training includes eight sessions held every Thursday, nearly 74 hours of classroom, and project work (7.4 CEUs) in building systems maintenance. Participants must complete seven required courses, open-book exams, and projects to become certified. The first course spans two days (Apr. 6 and Apr. 7, 2017).

During the seven required courses, operators will receive an overview of the building shell and review the design and maintenance of energy-using systems and equipment.