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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

Changing Times in the Refrigeration Industry
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017  |  2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Presenter: Jim Barry, True Manufacturing

Did you know the latest refrigeration products commercial kitchens offer up to 50% energy savings? Refrigeration accounts for as much as 31% of total electricity usage in commercial kitchens but making energy-efficient improvements — such as installing ENERGY STAR®-qualified equipment; upgrading refrigerator/freezer doors, motors, controls, and lighting; and adding strip curtains — can save your organization thousands over the lifetime of the products.

During this 30-minute webinar, we will discuss refrigeration in commercial kitchens, the latest technology available, and explain how upgrades to equipment in your commercial kitchen can save energy and benefit your organization. You will also learn how cash incentives available through the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Program can help offset the upfront costs of your energy efficiency improvements 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.