Operations and Maintenance in Federal Facilities

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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.