This Guide was developed with input from and at the request of local stakeholders, ranging from facilities managers to efficiency program administrators. NEEP will continue to update this guide periodically as new O&M strategies become available. We encourage continuous feedback from practitioners to ensure that the Guide is a useful and comprehensive tool for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic communities.
The most recent update to the Regional Operations & Maintenance Guide, completed in December, 2016, serves as a "refresh" to the existing guide to ensure its relvance to the evolving nature of buildings throughout the region. While the intention of the guide, to ensure new and existing buildings are properly maintained to improve occupant health and energy efficiency, remains the same, the new guide contains a set of new resources, exemplars and best practices. New guidance can be found in various areas of the document, including lighting, electric vehicle charging, financing, zero energy buildings, recycling, resiliency and more. Scattered throughout the guide are "Making the Case" boxes intended to equip building managers with the data they need to demonstrate the impotance of proper operations & maintenance to municipal decision makers.