Best Practices and Innovation

Federal personnel are required to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the “Ten Steps to Operational Efficiency” FEMP O&M Best Practices Guide Rev 3.0 pg 291.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of (DOE/PNNL) “Retuning Project” and how it could be applied (Re-tuning is intended to provide building operators, building managers and energy service providers with the necessary skills to identify low-cost and no-cost operational problems that plague commercial buildings and provide the skills necessary to take corrective action.).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to perform “predictive maintenance” (Predictive maintenance attempts to detect the onset of a degradation mechanism with the goal of correcting that degradation prior to significant deterioration in the component or equipment.) FEMP O&M Best Practices Release 3.0 pg 5.9.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ALL types of commissioning and what is required in the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 (EISA).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of metering and sub-metering for energy and water and how they contribute to systems optimization.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of O&M Frontiers like those found in FEMP O&M Best Practices Guide Rev 3.0 pg 287.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of advanced troubleshooting techniques on a systems-wide basis.

Related Courses

Title Description Organizations Competencies
LEED-2009 (Part 1 or 2)

This narrated presentation is the first of two parts; it provides an overview of the LEED rating systems including the ‘Minimum Project Requirements’ and touches on the lighting provisions of LEED-2009.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
LEED-2009 (Part 2 of 2)

This narrated presentation is the second of two parts; it provides a more detailed look at the lighting provisions of LEED-2009.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
LEEDv4 (BD+C)

This narrated presentation provides a look at the lighting provisions of LEED-2009, including BD+C (new construction, core & shell and major renovations.)

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
LEEDv4 (HOMES, ID+C, ND and O&M)

This narrated presentation provides a look at the lighting provisions of LEED-2009, including the 4 rating systems other than BD+C.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Regulations and Requirements, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Leviton Energy Manager

This course begins with a video lecture overview of the Leviton Energy Manager. You will also learn the What, Why and How of sub-metering and explore the Leviton sub-metering product line.

Assess Initial Conditions, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Automation Systems, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Planning, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Lighting Controls

Pass & Seymour energy saving lighting controls, Switches, Dimmers, Occupancy Sensors.

Background, Best Practices and Innovation, Building Automation Systems, Building Interior, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Innovation, Leadership and Innovation, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Lighting for Learning: Classroom Lighting Best Practices

This narrated presentation identifies the best practices for classroom lighting and controls and the advantages of following these practices.

Best Practices and Innovation, Building Exterior, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, General Building Maintenance, Implementation, Infrastructure Systems, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Planning, Planning, Project, and Program Management, Sustainability, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
Maintenance Best Practices for Energy Efficient Facilities

Good maintenance saves energy costs! Properly maintained facilities and equipment produce quality products, reduce downtime and have lower energy costs. This adds up to real money! This course will address the importance of maintenance in facilities, discuss the savings proper maintenance can contribute, and identify techniques that can lead to the energy efficient maintenance of facilities.

The course link will take you to the Energy University landing page; if this is your first Energy University course, click “Join” and complete the form. Returning students can “Login” from the landing page. You can search for each course by title.

This course is accredited by: IEEE, USGBC, AHLEI, BOMI, CIBSE, ACORE, REEP, FIRE, AFE, CPD, IAAT, and FENITEL

Best Practices and Innovation, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, General Building Maintenance
Mighty Mo Fiber Raceway System

The Mighty Mo Fiber Raceway provides an exceptional system for routing and protecting fiber optic cables and cords in today’s data centers, storage area networks (SAN) and large premise networks.

With 22 categories of ducts and fittings, and with many mounting options, the MM Fiber raceway can easily mount above racks and cabinets, below runway or cable tray, or below the floor and provides an easily accessible solution for any situation.

The MM Fiber Raceway System is flexible enough to use in telecommunications exchanges, data centers, universities, hospitals or anywhere fiber optic cabling is present.

This course will review the features & benefits, along with the options for duct and fittings that are available for MM Fiber Raceway system.

You will also learn about options for mounting the duct and tools that are available to make installation easier.

Best Practices and Innovation, Building Interior, Building Systems, Design, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Infrastructure Systems, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Technology, Technology Solutions
NEMA Premium Efficiency Transformer Program

This course will cover: What NEMA Premium is, the purpose of the NEMA Premium designation, benefits of using Super Efficient Distribution Transformers, and HPS compliant Super Efficient Distribution Transformers.

Related Standards: NEMA Premium Efficiency Transformer Program

Best Practices and Innovation, Building Systems, Energy Management, Facilities Operations and Management, Facilities Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Operating and Maintaining Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Other Facility Systems, Systems and Demand Reduction, Technology, Technology Solutions
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