Operations and maintenance (O&M) offers not only strategies for maintaining facilities, but also opportunities for reducing energy costs and increasing energy efficiency at existing schools, regardless of age. The School Operations and Maintenance: Best Practices for Controlling Energy Costs Guidebook provides detailed and practical guidance on how K-12 school districts can plan and implement enhancements to their current O&M programs that can successfully maintain their facilities while also reducing energy costs up to 20%. Most of the energy management strategies detailed in the Guidebook entail limited capital costs and produce rapid paybacks, in most cases, of less than two years.
The Guidebook is intended for school district facilities management staff and school business staff (including Superintendents and School Board Members) who have the authority to implement such a program. School-based maintenance and custodial managers may also use this resource to help them identify and understand program details and to see the contribution they can make to the new O&M effort.
View the guidebook at misec.org/publications/OMBestPractice.pdf.