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George Owens is a past president of "Association of Energy Engineers", an "Energy Manager of the Year" and an "Energy Managers Hall of Fame" inductee.


 

Operations and Maintenance Program
HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing Systems
by George R. Owens, PE, CEM

Objective

  • Reduce Operating and Maintenance Expense
  • Extend the life of the HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Reduce tenant and occupant complaints
  • Save energy expense
Action Steps
Evaluation

  • Physical condition survey and report
    • Level and quality of maintenance
    • Life expectancy of equipment
  • Evaluate current maintenance plan
  • Develop maintenance and capital expense budgets
  • Evaluate in-house vs contracted services
  • Deliver in-depth report with recommendations
Implementation
  • Preventive Maintenance Program Manual and Software
  • Develop RFP for bidding contracting work, and/or
  • Develop requirements for in-house
    • quantity and qualifications
    • skills and training required
    • tools, supplies and space
  • Assist owner with procumbent and hiring process
Ongoing Support
The long-term success of this program is dependant on Management's commitment to developing a cost effective program, implementing it efficiently and periodically reviewing the status through a process of constant quality improvement.
  • Monthly, quarterly or annual reviews

To send comments to George R. Owens, click here: gowens@EESIenergy.com.

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