Facility Operations Workshop – Reschedule Date: March 27

When: Mar 27, 2017, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd, State College, PA 16803

Alert: Rescheduled Date
Due to the impending weather, the workshop is moving from March 14 to March 27, 2017.

Facility Operator Certification and Building Re-tuning (BRT)

Save on facility operating costs. This Facility Operations Workshop will show you how to save energy and reduce your facility operating costs. Two parallel training tracks will focus on Building Operator Certification (BOC) maintenance points and Building Re-tuning (BRT) topics.

Building Operator Certification Points (BOC)

The BOC track of this workshop is designed to provide up-to-date information on the latest tools, trends, and best practices for building operators. BOC maintenance points will be earned at these sessions. Registrants on this track are also invited to participate in BRT walk-throughs of select Penn State campus buildings. Earn 7 BOC maintenance points.

Building Re-tuning (BRT) Training

The Building Re-tuning (BRT) track will outline a systematic process for evaluating building performance and identifying low-cost/no-cost opportunities for reducing energy waste. Practical hands-on BRT walk-throughs will take place at a variety of Penn State campus buildings.

Who Should Attend?

Building operators, maintenance staff or technicians, energy managers, facility managers, building engineers, and HVAC technicians are encouraged to attend.

All registered participants will be entered into a drawing for various energy audit equipment to measure air flow, temperature, distance, and energy.

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$25 per person

Click here to register online. If you would like to pay by check, please contact Ann Goeke, 814-867-6349.

How to Register

You can register by credit card payment via the online registration form (the fee may be paid by American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA). Please review these step-by-step instructions for online registration.

Registration Information

If you had previously registered for this workshop, please email Ann Goeke to confirm your attendance. Registration covers all instruction, program materials, and meals as stated. Registrants are responsible for all other meals and lodging.

Registration Deadline

All registrations and payments must be received by 4:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. After this date, you can register on-site on Monday, March 27.


Penn State Conferences and Institutes will confirm your registration. You will be alerted promptly of any cancellations or changes. If some unforeseen event forces Penn State to cancel or postpone the program, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee; however, the University cannot be held responsible for any related costs, including cancellation fees assessed by airlines or travel agencies.


Any questions about refunds, including if you previously registered for the event (original date March 14) and are unable to attend on March 27, can be directed to email Ann Goeke , 814.863.5117 to request a refund.”


The program will be held at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, one of the largest university-based conference center hotels of its kind in the country. The Penn Stater, part of Penn State’s Innovation Park, features renovated rooms, extensive meeting facilities, and excellent restaurants.

A limited number of lodging rooms have been set aside at The Penn Stater and Days Inn Penn State, which is located within a short drive from The Penn Stater.

Contact The Penn Stater or Days Inn Penn State to make your room reservation. Be sure to identify yourself as a participant in the Building Operator Certification (BOC) Maintenance Points Workshop Offering Building Re-Turning (BRT) Training.

To reserve your room:

The Penn Stater, 215 Innovation Boulevard, State College PA 16803
800-233-7505 or 814-863-5000
Group Code: Coming soon

For other lodging information, visit Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau.


By Air

The State College/University Park Airport (airport code: SCE) is located near the conference site. Call 814-865-5511 or visit the State College/University Park Airport website for information on flights. We recommend that you make the State College/University Park Airport your final airport destination. Please inquire with your hotel if they offer courtesy airport transportation. Taxis are often located outside of the airport baggage claim area, curbside. Participants are responsible for arranging ground transportation between the airport, hotels, and conference site. Please view this University Park Airport Taxis and Shuttles page.

By Car

The University Park campus is located within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hrs., 90 mi.), Pittsburgh (3 hrs., 137 mi.), Philadelphia (3.5 hrs., 194 mi.), Baltimore (3.5 hrs., 155 mi.), Washington, D.C. (4 hrs., 190 mi.), New York City (5 hrs., 250 mi.), and Toronto (6.5 hrs., 304 mi.). See our Visitors and Neighbors website for detailed visitor information, including maps.

By Bus

The following companies provide bus service between major cities to State College, Pennsylvania: Greyhound and Megabus.

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