A road is improved at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site.
A building is demolished at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site.
An innovative cool roof installation increased energy efficiency at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building.
Several U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Legacy Management (LM) projects were completed and updated in the Facilities Information Management System (FIMS) this year. FIMS is DOE’s real property database that stores data related to land and anything permanently affixed to it, such as buildings, fences, and roads. Projects updated in FIMS in 2012 included demolition at the Weldon Spring, Missouri, Site; road construction at the Grand Junction, Colorado, Disposal Site; and a cool roof installation at the Fernald Preserve, Ohio, offsite administrative building. Information on elements of projects like these is input into FIMS, which converts it into data.
LM FIMS currently tracks detailed information for 33 buildings (including 4 real property trailers), 246 other structures and facilities, and 261 different land instruments that are owned, leased, or withdrawn. This data is relied upon by DOE Headquarters for making management decisions related to the condition, maintenance, and disposition of real property. The data is reported to the Federal Real Property Profile, which is managed by the General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget, Congress, and the taxpayers.
DOE Headquarters offices are responsible for, or sponsor, this data and use it in their decision-making processes. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sponsors sustainability and utility metering data. The Office of Science sponsors data related to the operating status and utilization of assets. The Office of the Chief Financial Officer sponsors deferred maintenance and actual maintenance data.
Most of the remaining data elements are sponsored by the Office of Management (MA). The Office of Acquisition and Project Management, working under MA, directs FIMS database efforts.
FIMS is an internal database that is not available to the public, but stakeholders of LM facilities may be exposed to FIMS data indirectly through public meetings and news stories. FIMS data-driven reports can show statistical trends that may appear in presentations and broadcasts. Maintenance spending, asset utilization, and future repair needs are examples of trends that may be examined by authors and presenters.