Operation and Maintenance
Encourage the development of a facility delivery process that enhances efficient operation and maintenance of
Develop a facility operations and maintenance program to include:
Comprehensive facility operations and maintenance instructions for system operation, performance
verification procedures and results, an equipment inventory, warrantee information, and recommended
maintenance schedule. The instructions should include a comprehensive, preventive maintenance
program to keep all facility systems functioning as designed.
A periodic training program for occupants, facilities managers, and maintenance staff in all facility
operations and maintenance activities.
Instructions on sustainable cleaning and pest control practices.
Develop a comprehensive site/facility recycling/waste management plan.
Provide surfaces, furnishings, and equipment that are appropriately durable, according to life cycle cost
Maintain facility elements, systems and subsystems on a routine maintenance schedule to ensure integrity and
Perform scheduled cleaning and maintenance activities with nontoxic environmentally preferable cleaning
products and procedures. Keep air ducts clean and free of microorganisms through a structured program of
preventive maintenance. Clean lighting systems following a regular maintenance schedule to ensure optimum
light output and energy efficiency.
Use pesticides and herbicides sparingly and only when necessary with preference to natural methods and
materials over poisons and toxic agents.
Use automated monitors and controls for energy, water, waste, temperature, moisture, and ventilation monitors
and controls. Turn off the lights, computers, computer monitors, and equipment when not in use. Enable power-
down features on office equipment.
Soldier and Workforce Productivity and Retention
Provide a high-quality, functional, healthy and safe work environment to promote soldier and workforce
productivity and retention.
Provide a high quality indoor environment to enhance user/occupant quality of life (QOL).
Provide a highly functional work environment to promote user/occupant work productivity.
Provide a healthy and safe work environment to sustain QOL and productivity.
Use a registered/certified interior designer to provide stimulating interior environments with pleasant colors,
surface treatments, room proportions and ceiling heights, external views, natural lighting, and quality detailing for
interior furnishings, equipment, materials and finishes. Use IES standards to provide light to occupied space with
variations in level, comfortable contrasts, natural color rendition, natural/man-made, and adequate controls to
optimize light aesthetic qualities. Provide occupant control of individual work areas configuration, and lighting,
thermal and ventilation systems.
Collaborate with end users to identify functional and technical requirements and to perform adjacency studies.
Configure occupied space to address the specific workers/occupants functions and activities that will be carried
out there. Meet TI 800-01 Design Guide requirements. Design and configure occupied space, and select
furniture and equipment using human ergonomics. Identify existing user amenities, such as dining, recreation,
socialization, shopping and child care facilities. Identify what amenities should be incorporated into the project or
provided in the future, nearby facility. Provide ventilation air in sufficient volume free from natural and man made
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