Tools to Engage Staff in Green Operations & Maintenance

These materials will help you teach various audiences how to integrate green and healthy practices into current operations and maintenance practices.

Manual & Maintenance Schedules

Manuals provide the backbone of a property’s maintenance program, reducing re-work, streamlining operations, and providing valuable assistance with staff on-boarding and training. These workbooks are aligned with the key principles of the 2015 Criteria and are designed to ensure that design and construction intentions are codified into operations and maintenance guidelines.

Customizable Templates, developed March 2016:
  O&M Manual Template 
  Appendix of O&M Checklists

Customizable Templates, developed November 2011:
  O&M Manual
  O&M Manual Tip Sheet
  O&M Task List Schedule
  O&M Task List Schedule Tip Sheet

Looking for a step-by-step guide to greening your operations?
Review our Green Asset Management Toolkit and .

Training in a Box

Designed for property owners, property managers, site supervisors, and others involved in building operations. These presentations and tools may be tailored to include local information and resources.

Training Resources

Trainer Notes
The Trainer Notes provide detailed instructions about how to use the slides, exercises, and videos provided as training resources. Sample completed exercises are included. Trainers are strongly encouraged to download and review this material before planning their first session.

Improvements for Operations & Maintenance: Slides


Benchmarking Properties for Energy
    - Slides
    - Exercise 1, Benchmarking Energy, Presentation, and handout.


Energy Conservation
    - Slides
    - Cooling Climate Case Study
    - Heating Climate Case Study
    - Video: Grandma's House and Reading a Utility Bill.

Conserving Water
    - Slides
    - Exercise 1: Planning Water Upgrades. Instructor and Participants

Creating Healthier Housing
    - Slides
    - Video Demonstration: Breathing with Asthma
    - Exercise 1, Identify the Heal Problems: Presentation and Handout


Reducing Waste and Increasing Recycling
    - Slides
    - Video: What Can Be Recycled


Putting the Pieces Together
    - Exercise 1: Greening Unit Turnover
    - Exercise 2: Greening Work Order Requests


Training Handouts

Sample Materials

Reference Materials: Reducing Energy

Reference Materials: Healthier Housing


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