Operations and Maintenance Best Practices Guide
The FEMP Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guide outlines best practices to help Federal agencies implement effective O&M for systems and equipment found at their facilities.
Following these best practices can help agencies gain management buy-in for O&M programs and save an estimated 5% to 20% on energy bills without a significant capital investment. Depending on the facility, these savings can represent thousands to hundreds-of-thousands of dollars each year.
The FEMP guide is the de facto resource for O&M at Federal facilities. As such, many pages within this section summarize and/or reference the guide.
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Best Practices Guide: Release 3.0 (August 2010)
Download the whole document or individual chapters as listed below.
- Front Matter
- Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
- Chapter 2: Why O&M
- Chapter 3: O&M Management
- Chapter 4: Computerized Maintenance Management System
- Chapter 5: Types of Maintenance Programs
- Chapter 6: Predictive Maintenance Technologies
- Chapter 7: Commissioning Existing Buildings
- Chapter 8: Metering for Operations and Maintenance
- Chapter 9: O&M Ideas for Major Equipment Types
- Chapter 10: O&M Frontiers
- Chapter 11: Ten Steps to Operational Efficiency
- Appendix A: Glossary of Common Terms
- Appendix B: FEMP Staff Contact List
- Appendix C: Resources
- Appendix D: Suggestions for Additions or Revisions
The recommendations in the guide supplement those of individual manufacturers and/or integrators.