Fall 2024 Educational Classes

Energy Management and Controls (SMT) 

Start Date: Wednesdays, September 25th – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM 
Cost: $872/member rate - $972/non-member rate 
Location: Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf Center off of Lobby Skyway 

Energy Management and Controls includes a number of key concepts and discussions that teach fundamental maintenance and energy management control aspects that will enable you to run your building operations in a cost-efficient manner. You will develop an understanding of the operation of heating, cooling, humidification, and dehumidification control applications, and learn about variable air volume design and building pressurization control devices. You will also develop the skills and knowledge to perform a cost-benefit analysis of HVAC, electric, and lighting systems and to create an energy management program for your facility.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Apply an energy management plan to your building’s systems
  • Evaluate new systems with a concentration on retrofitting
  • Describe traditional and alternative energy systems and their integration with other building systems
  • Discuss how to use programmable logic controllers and other resources to optimize your system
  • Develop, implement, and manage an innovative preventive maintenance program

Key topic areas: control system basics  auxiliary and electronic controls and their application to heating, cooling, humidifying, and volume control  computerized automatic control systems  factors determining energy consumption in HVAC, electronic, and lighting systems  preventive maintenance measures in energy management  energy management control system applications

Environmental, Health and Safety Issues (SMA)

Start Date: Monday, September 23rd * 6:00 to 9:00PM
Cost: $994 members / $1,094 non-members
Location: Town Square Tower, 445 Minnesota Street, Conf. Center off of Lobby Skyway

Environmental Health and Safety Issues presents best practices for developing and managing an effective environmental health and safety program. You will learn about the regulatory process and how it affects facilities. Compliance with laws and regulations is a key focus. The course will prepare you to conduct site assessments, analyze risk, and cooperate with compliance audits. The course also guides learners through the planning process to mitigate the risk from any workplace emergency, specifically addressing hazardous materials, air quality, water pollution, asbestos and lead hazards, and tank management. The management of and response to specific indoor environmental quality complaints is also addressed.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Develop and manage an effective environmental health and safety program, integrating sustainable best practices wherever appropriate
  • Ensure that your facilities are in compliance with Federal, state, and local regulatory mandates
  • Assess environmental risk factors and prepare for compliance audits
  • Address emergency environmental health situations through proper planning and incident response
  • Maintain health and safety records in accordance with industry best practices
  • Manage indoor environmental quality complaints related to air, water, mold, radon, asbestos, and other environmental hazards
  • Execute appropriate record keeping, reporting, and other requirements associated with aboveground and underground storage tank regulations
  • Design and implement a waste management program, including recycling and disposal of all forms of waste including landfills waste, hazardous waste, universal, electronic, and tenant-generated waste

Key topic areas: regulatory overview, including OSHA and EPA regulations  hazard communication and emergency response  asbestos and lead management  office and industrial ergonomics  indoor air quality, air emissions, and pollution control  storage tanks, hazardous waste, and site assessment  audits, record keeping, and legal issues

The following classes are being offered by BOMA Minneapolis.  If you are interested reach out to [email protected]

Foundations of Real Estate Management – September 2024
Leasing and Marketing for Property Managers – September 2024
Real Estate Investment & Finance – October 2024

Coming later in 2025:

  • Boilers, Heating Systems and Applied Mathematics (SMT) - January 2025
  • Facilities Planning & Project Management (SMA/RPA/FMA) - January 2025
  • Air Handling, Water Treatment & Plumbing Systems (SMT) - March 2025
  • Managing the Organization (SMA) - March 2025
  • Refrigeration Systems and Accessories (SMT) - September 2025
  • Building, Design & Maintenance (SMA) - September 2025

If you are interested in a class, please contact Denise at 651.291.8888 / [email protected]