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SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Asset Classes

Focus Area

Energy and Carbon

Topic

Baseline Practices

Question #

E6.0 — Preventative Maintenance

Question

Is a Preventive Maintenance Plan in place for the building?

Applicability

Applicable to Office, Healthcare, Enclosed Shopping Centre, Universal and Multi-Unit Residential buildings

Answer

Yes – this is a baseline requirement  

Description

Day-to-day operations and maintenance (O&M) affect energy consumption and carbon emissions and must be considered in every building. Implementation of best practices for O&M increases the longevity and efficiency of building equipment.

Appropriate plans need to be in place and effectively followed to ensure equipment is maintained. Plans should be revisited periodically to ensure building operations are optimized.

Requirements

The Preventive Maintenance Plan must cover the following:

    1. Inventory of the building’s systems and equipment components to be reviewed, including gas-fired boilers and other onsite combustion equipment
    2. Type of preventative action required, with frequency of inspection vs. maintenance actions
    3. Sample logs showing that these actions have been taken and that follow-ups were done when needed
    4. Updates recorded when new equipment is added, and when old equipment is removed
    5. Plan must be signed by the building manager, dated within the last 12 months.

Also see Other Notes

Documentation

Adapted BB3 Question

Best Practice 1 — Is a Preventative Maintenance Program in place at the building?

Suggested Lead

In house: Facility Maintenance in conjunction with Building Manager/Policy Makers

References

Crosswalk

TBD

Other Notes

The assessment methodology should at least align with an ASHRAE Standard 180-2018 — Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems

The standard also explains that inspection serves to monitor and document the condition of equipment and components over time regarding appearance, functionality and performance, whereas maintenance serves to preserve equipment condition and performance as required by the facility

Scoring

Baseline 

Verification