O&M Process

Navigator progress dashboard example with progress indicators 50001 Ready Navigator

What is Energy Management? Energy management is a culture for continual improvement of energy performance and efficiency that’s integrated within an organization’s everyday business practices. Organizations with an energy management system achieve energy and cost savings through informed decision making and the implementation of energy saving practices for sites, processes, equipment and operations. ISO 50001 is the international standard for establishing and maintaining energy management systems.


Front cover of ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management 

The ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management provides a proven strategy for creating an energy management program focused on continuous improvement of energy performance. Continuous improvement of energy performance requires establishing effective energy management practices and processes to guide the energy program.  Any organization, regardless of size, function, or mission can develop an effective energy program if they are willing to make the commitment.

Cover of guide with a buildingNEEP O&M Guide for Schools

This Regional Operations and Maintenance Guide is intended to provide guidance to state and local jurisdictions to ensure the continued performance of new buildings that are built to green building standards, as well as put existing buildings—regardless of age—on the pathway to becoming energy-saving high performance facilities.



Cover of guide with title and glass buildingWhole Building Design Guide: FEMP Operations & Maintenance Best Practices

The purpose of this guide is to provide the Operations and Maintenance (O&M)/Energy manager and practitioner with useful information about O&M management, technologies, energy and water efficiency, and cost-reduction approaches.


Cover of guidance with the outside of a small modern buildingGSA P100 Performance Guidance for Buildings

The Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service (P100) establishes standards and criteria for the Public Buildings Service (PBS) of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) owned inventory and lease construction facilities that the Government intends to own or has an option to purchase. This document contains both performance-based standards and prescriptive requirements to be used in the programming, design, and documentation of GSA buildings.