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Operations & Maintenance (O&M):
What, Why & How

O&M practices impact:

  • Building owner’s costs
  • Residents’ health, comfort, and safety.

Sustainable building O&M practices enhance:

  • Tenant health and operational savings. The key to successful building performance is O&M plans, education, and design that is convenient and cost-effective.

Chapter includes the what, why and how of:

  • Preparing a plan for annual scheduled maintenance of building and site
  • Sustainable landscape planning
  • Resident recycling
  • Recycling and disposal procedures for staff
  • Ventilated separate storage for maintenance supplies and paints
  • Developing tenant manual
  • Waste disposal plan
  • Training for O&M staff.

 


A sample of O&M content
from Chapter 6: Action Items 1 & 2

Action Item 5-5











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