BP07: Preventive Maintenance & Building Operations

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Maintain a written Building Operating Plan (occupancy schedules, target space conditions, equipment run-time schedules & setpoints) and a Preventive Maintenance Plan (PM task list and frequency by equipment type). Review these plans annually to identify opportunities for further optimization. Update the plans on an ongoing basis, as changes to building equipment, operations, and/or maintenance are instituted.

Implementation Requirements

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Document current building operations parameters in a Building Operating Plan. 

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.
  2. Management Engagement: make a formal request to Ownership/Management to provide a copy of the most recent Building Operating Plan for the building as a whole.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Develop a Preventive Maintenance (PM) Plan covering major base building mechanical systems, including HVAC and controls systems.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Perform an annual review of these documents to identify opportunities for optimizing the building’s energy and water performance, while maintaining appropriate conditions for occupants.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. When performing energy audits or commissioning activities, ensure that all outstanding PM tasks are completed in advance, and refer to the Building Operating Plan when evaluating efficiency opportunities. The return on investment for commissioning or auditing processes can be jeopardized if equipment is not appropriately maintained.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.

Submittal Requirements

BIT for Tenants:

  • Building Operating Plan
  • Preventive Maintenance Plan
  • Summary of outcomes of annual review

BIT for Tenants:

  • Same as BIT Building, and
  • Ownership/Management response to request for the most recent Building Operating Plan for the building as a whole

 

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Maintain a written Building Operating Plan (occupancy schedules, target space conditions, equipment run-time schedules & setpoints) and a Preventive Maintenance Plan (PM task list and frequency by equipment type). Review these plans annually to identify opportunities for further optimization. Update the plans on an ongoing basis, as changes to building equipment, operations, and/or maintenance are instituted.

Implementation Requirements

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Document current building operations parameters in a Building Operating Plan. 

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.
  2. Management Engagement: make a formal request to Ownership/Management to provide a copy of the most recent Building Operating Plan for the building as a whole.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Develop a Preventive Maintenance (PM) Plan covering major base building mechanical systems, including HVAC and controls systems.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Perform an annual review of these documents to identify opportunities for optimizing the building’s energy and water performance, while maintaining appropriate conditions for occupants.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. When performing energy audits or commissioning activities, ensure that all outstanding PM tasks are completed in advance, and refer to the Building Operating Plan when evaluating efficiency opportunities. The return on investment for commissioning or auditing processes can be jeopardized if equipment is not appropriately maintained.

BIT for Tenants:

  1. Same as BIT Building for areas within tenant space and/or under tenant control.

Submittal Requirements

BIT for Tenants:

  • Building Operating Plan
  • Preventive Maintenance Plan
  • Summary of outcomes of annual review

BIT for Tenants:

  • Same as BIT Building, and
  • Ownership/Management response to request for the most recent Building Operating Plan for the building as a whole

 

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Ellen Bell

Environmental Defense Fund
Senior Manager

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