Operations and Maintenance

This curriculum offers courses that encompass the operations and maintenance (O&M) of systems and equipment found in facilities. The courses feature resources that can help energy managers gain management support for O&M programs and save energy and money.

Energy and Water Efficiency and Life Cycle Costs and Savings
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Water Management Basics Introductory 2 hours 0.30 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3
Labs, Data Centers, and High-Tech Facilities Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Using Metered Data to Improve Energy and Water Efficiency Intermediate 1 hour 0.10 2.5.4, 4.4.3
2016 Guiding Principle III: Protect and Conserve Water Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
Managing Water Assessment in Federal Facilities Intermediate 3.5 hours 0.40 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation Intermediate 5.5 hours 0.60 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.4.5
Goal-Based Contracting for Energy-Efficient Buildings Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Planning an Energy Assessment for Federal Facilities Intermediate 4 hours 0.50 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
Realizing the Potential of Underutilized ECMs in ESPCs Advanced 3.5 hours 0.40
Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities Advanced 4.5 hours 0.5 2.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5
Energy and Water Efficiency Project Financing
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC) and Energy Project Incentive Funds Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
Energy-Efficient Product Procurement Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
Measurement and Verification in ESPCs Intermediate 3 hours 0.40
Contracting for Efficiency Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Five Phases to Success Intermediate 3.5 hours 0.40 4.3.3, 4.5.8
Placing UESC Task Orders Under a GSA Areawide Contract Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Launching a Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC): Getting to Yes Intermediate 3 hours 0.40
Goal-Based Contracting for Energy-Efficient Buildings Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Energy Savings Performance Contracting: An Advanced Guide Advanced 8.5 hours 0.90 4.3.3, 4.5.8
Realizing the Potential of Underutilized ECMs in ESPCs Advanced 3.5 hours 0.40
Executing Utility Energy Service Contracts: An Advanced Guide Advanced 4.5 hours 0.5
Learning Focus Supplements
Energy for Mission Resilience and Security
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
2016 Guiding Principle II: Optimize Energy Performance Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
Energy Technology Efficiency
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Advanced Lighting Systems: An Overview Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20 2.2.1
Energy-Efficient Product Procurement Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
Contracting for Efficiency Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Data Center Energy Efficiency: IT Equipment and Software Efficiency Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
Advanced HVAC in High-Tech Buildings: Data Centers Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20 4.5.14
Advanced HVAC in High-Tech Buildings: Laboratories Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20 4.5.5
Advanced Exterior Lighting Systems Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Operations and Maintenance for Optimal Photovoltaic System Performance Intermediate 5 hours 0.50 4.1.2
Advanced Interior Lighting Systems Intermediate 2 hours 0.20 2.2.1
Combined Heat and Power: An Integrated Approach to Energy Resources Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20 3.1.3, 4.1.1
Realizing the Potential of Underutilized ECMs in ESPCs Advanced 3.5 hours 0.40
Learning Focus Supplements
Facility Assessments, Audits, and Reporting
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Operations, Maintenance, and Commissioning Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
Labs, Data Centers, and High-Tech Facilities Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
2016 Guiding Principle I: Employ Integrated Design Principles and Introduction Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Managing Water Assessment in Federal Facilities Intermediate 3.5 hours 0.40 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
Planning an Energy Assessment for Federal Facilities Intermediate 4 hours 0.50 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
Energy Efficiency Expert Evaluations Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Facility Data Management
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Building Metered Data Analysis Intermediate 1 hour 0.10 2.5.4, 4.5.2
Using Metered Data to Improve Energy and Water Efficiency Intermediate 1 hour 0.10 2.5.4, 4.4.3
Facility-Related Control Systems
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Advanced Lighting Systems: An Overview Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20 2.2.1
Advanced Exterior Lighting Systems Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Advanced Interior Lighting Systems Intermediate 2 hours 0.20 2.2.1
Federal Policies, Requirements, Rules, and Industry Standards
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
2016 Guiding Principle II: Optimize Energy Performance Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
2016 Guiding Principle III: Protect and Conserve Water Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
2016 Guiding Principle IV: Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
2016 Guiding Principle V: Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials and Guiding Principle IV - Assess and Consider Climate Change Risks Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
2016 Guiding Principle I: Employ Integrated Design Principles and Introduction Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Achieving Energy-Efficient Data Centers with New ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines Advanced 1.5 hours 0.20
High-Performance Sustainable Building Design and Renovations
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
2016 Guiding Principle II: Optimize Energy Performance Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
2016 Guiding Principle III: Protect and Conserve Water Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
2016 Guiding Principle IV: Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
2016 Guiding Principle V: Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials and Guiding Principle IV - Assess and Consider Climate Change Risks Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
2016 Guiding Principle I: Employ Integrated Design Principles and Introduction Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation Intermediate 5.5 hours 0.60 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.4.5
Goal-Based Contracting for Energy-Efficient Buildings Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
New Developments in Federal Building Energy Efficiency Standards Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Rethinking Operations and Maintenance for High-Performance Buildings Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Measurement and Verification Metrics and Metering
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Metering Benefits and Federal Drivers Introductory 1 hour 0.10
Measurement and Verification in ESPCs Intermediate 3 hours 0.40
Building Metered Data Analysis Intermediate 1 hour 0.10 2.5.4, 4.5.2
Using Metered Data to Improve Energy and Water Efficiency Intermediate 1 hour 0.10 2.5.4, 4.4.3
Building Automation Systems for Existing Federal Facilities Advanced 3 hours 0.40
Operations and Maintenance, Commissioning, Recommissioning, and Retrocommissioning
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Operations, Maintenance, and Commissioning Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
2016 Guiding Principle I: Employ Integrated Design Principles and Introduction Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Operations and Maintenance for Optimal Photovoltaic System Performance Intermediate 5 hours 0.50 4.1.2
Commissioning for Existing Federal Buildings Advanced 4.5 hours 0.50 1.1, 1.1.6, 2.1, 2.1.1, 3.2.4, 4.3.1, 4.3.2
Renewable Energy Technologies and Procurement
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Operations and Maintenance for Optimal Photovoltaic System Performance Intermediate 5 hours 0.50 4.1.2
Combined Heat and Power: An Integrated Approach to Energy Resources Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20 3.1.3, 4.1.1
Realizing the Potential of Underutilized ECMs in ESPCs Advanced 3.5 hours 0.40
Learning Focus Supplements
Replicable and Affordable Solutions
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Energy Management Basic Training: Tools and Resources for Results Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Measurement and Verification in ESPCs Intermediate 3 hours 0.40
Energy Savings Performance Contracts: Five Phases to Success Intermediate 3.5 hours 0.40 4.3.3, 4.5.8
Energy Savings Performance Contracting: An Advanced Guide Advanced 8.5 hours 0.90 4.3.3, 4.5.8
Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities Advanced 4.5 hours 0.5 2.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5
Executing Utility Energy Service Contracts: An Advanced Guide Advanced 4.5 hours 0.5
Learning Focus Supplements
Specialty Facilities Design and Operations
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Data Center Energy Efficiency: Electrical Systems Introductory 1 hour 0.10
Data Center Energy Efficiency Best Practices Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Data Center Energy Efficiency: IT Equipment and Software Efficiency Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
Data Center Energy Efficiency: Environmental Conditions Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
Data Center Energy Efficiency: Air Management Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Advanced HVAC in High-Tech Buildings: Data Centers Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20 4.5.14
Advanced HVAC in High-Tech Buildings: Laboratories Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20 4.5.5
Data Center Energy Efficiency: Cooling Systems Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Achieving Energy-Efficient Data Centers with New ASHRAE Thermal Guidelines Advanced 1.5 hours 0.20
Strategic Energy and Water Program Development, Integration, and Risk Management
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Water Management Basics Introductory 2 hours 0.30 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3
Data Center Energy Efficiency: Electrical Systems Introductory 1 hour 0.10
Data Center Energy Efficiency: Air Management Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Data Center Energy Efficiency: Cooling Systems Intermediate 2 hours 0.20
Fundamentals of Life Cycle Costing for Energy Conservation Intermediate 5.5 hours 0.60 10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4, 10.1.5, 10.4.5
Combined Heat and Power: An Integrated Approach to Energy Resources Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20 3.1.3, 4.1.1
Sustainable Strategies for Existing Federal Facilities Intermediate 3.5 hours 0.40 7.1.1, 7.2.1
Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities Advanced 4.5 hours 0.5 2.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5
Learning Focus Supplements
Utility Engagement
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC) and Energy Project Incentive Funds Introductory 1.5 hours 0.20
Placing UESC Task Orders Under a GSA Areawide Contract Intermediate 1.5 hours 0.20
Launching a Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC): Getting to Yes Intermediate 3 hours 0.40
Executing Utility Energy Service Contracts: An Advanced Guide Advanced 4.5 hours 0.5
Water Technologies Management and Best Practices
Title Level Length CEUs GSA Competency
Water Management Basics Introductory 2 hours 0.30 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3
2016 Guiding Principle III: Protect and Conserve Water Intermediate 1 hour 0.10
Managing Water Assessment in Federal Facilities Intermediate 3.5 hours 0.40 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.2.1
Best Practices for Comprehensive Water Management for Federal Facilities Advanced 4.5 hours 0.5 2.2.5, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.5