The Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act was signed into law on December 14, 2010.  The law requires federal building personnel – including those responsible for building management, operation, energy management, safety, and performance – to demonstrate core competencies, as laid out by the General Services Administration (GSA).  Current core competencies include:

    • Facilities Operations and Management
    • Facilities Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering
    • Technology
    • Energy Management
    • Safety
    • Design
    • Sustainability
    • Water Efficiency
    • Project Management
    • Business, Budget, and Contracting
    • Leadership and Innovation
    • Performance Measures

This website was developed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the National Fire Protection Association, and the Electrical Safety Foundation International to help federal building personnel meet the core competencies laid out by GSA.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems.

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has been protecting the public’s health and safety for more than eighty five years by working in concert with government and industry to implement comprehensive plumbing and mechanical systems around the world.

National Fire Protection Association

The mission of the international nonprofit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

Electrical Safety Foundation International

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities.