Operations and maintenance (O&M) best practices can save money on energy and maintenance costs and improve reliability, safety, and return on investment. These best practices focus on writing things down, making things routine, and having what you need. In other words, these practices include documenting energy-efficient methods for equipment and systems operations in standard operating procedures; incorporating these methods into maintenance routines, checklists, and schedules; and having necessary tools, supplies, and replacement parts on hand. These practices can help operations, maintenance, and facilities managers and staff realize and sustain energy savings.
Use or adapt this sample document at your own facility or workplace to build support for, plan, or implement the energy-saving O&M best practice described.