Operations and Maintenance in Federal Facilities

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The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) offers information to help agencies develop sound operations and maintenance (O&M) practices that promote energy savings and prevent energy losses. 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.

O&M Plan
Start developing an effective O&M plan by reading FEMP's Operations and Maintenance Best Practices Guide.
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Learn how to use commissioning to verify that buildings are performing to their original designs and intents and meeting the needs of the occupants.
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Get guidance and resources to meet energy and water metering requirements in federal buildings.
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Key Resources

The Re-tuning Challenge provides select federal agencies with the opportunity to enhance their energy management programs.
Guide outlines best practices to help federal agencies implement effective O&M for systems and equipment found at their facilities.
Document serves as a guide to incorporating, documenting, and verifying operations and maintenance (O&M) savings in ESPCs.
Process used to verify that a building performs according to the original design and intent, and meets the needs of the owners and occupants.

Document provides a template for a federal building metering implementation plan.

Guide describes information about energy and resource metering at federal facilities, including metering requirements under EPAct.
Guidance defines federal buildings that are appropriate to meter and provides metering recommendations for agencies.

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