Smart Buildings Center
Melanie has spent her career in the power and energy efficiency industries and worked with utilities throughout the United States. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University with a focus on Organization Development, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and LEED Green Associate. Her work entails serving the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council and Smart Buildings Center as Director of Education and Training and Building Operator Certification (BOC) program. The BOC program is a training and credentialing program offering two certificates and one certification to building operators and technicians to increase their knowledge and skills in energy efficient facilities systems. The program is available in 37 states and Canada. She also works to expand the educational aspects of the organizations by developing technical webinars, new curriculum, and programs for stakeholders of NEEC and SBC and contributing to conversations on the evolving workforce in the built environment.