Federal facilities rely on pumps, motors, fans, and other mechanical systems for everyday operations. These systems must be maintained and operated correctly to reach their full potential. Well-executed operations and maintenance (O&M) programs promote energy efficiency and life cycle performance and can save federal agencies money on annual energy bills without significant capital investments.
Federal agencies are required to implement O&M plans that control and maintain building property and ensure systems and equipment are reliable, safe, and energy efficient. Agencies that establish sound O&M practices can promote energy savings in buildings and facilities and prevent energy losses from:
- Steam, water, and air leaks
- Uninsulated lines
- Maladjusted or inoperable controls.