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AmerenUE Helps Other Companies Go Green – Saving Money on Energy Costs

AmerenUE is hosting a training program to help business customers’ building managers find new ways to save money and electricity by making their businesses more energy efficient. Building Operator Certification (BOC) is a nationally recognized hands-on training and certification program. Students come from a variety of commercial and industrial sectors, such as hospitals, banking, and manufacturing. Graduates learn new ways to cut energy usage and costs by upgrading inefficient lighting in offices and parking areas and enhancing the performance of motors, boilers and HVAC systems (heating, ventilation, air conditioning). BOC uses instructors who are authorities in the energy field to bring a tremendous amount of real world experience and expertise to the classroom. Two members of the UE energy efficiency team recently graduated from BOC. They’re now using their training to help customers design energy efficiency business strategies.

General Services Administration (GSA) Project Manager Jerry Doud graduated from BOC in May 2010. Changes he’s proposing to this government agency’s buildings could save thousands in tax dollars. ”The BOC classes have given me a better understanding of building operations and how I can help move GSA facilities toward a goal of reducing the government’s environmental footprint,” Doud said.

A new class begins Sept. 21, 2010, and continues with one class per month through March 2011.

AmerenUE, founded in 1902, provides electric and gas service to approximately 1.2 million customers across central and eastern Missouri, including the greater St. Louis area. UE serves 57 Missouri counties and 500 towns. The company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. For more information, visit www.AmerenUE.com.

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