Rethinking Operations and Maintenance for High-Performance Buildings

On Demand Training

1.5 hours

FEMP First Thursday Seminar

Learn about engagement programs for key stakeholders -- including building owners, operators, and occupants -- in the design, construction, and operation of sustainable facilities. Find out about a cyclical process that involves stewardship, performance, and enabling tools and metrics that result in refinements and continual improvement.

Discover best practices and techniques to:

  • Begin with proven planning methods that lead to quantifiable results
  • Incorporate whole-building thinking in all phases of design, operations, and maintenance
  • Identify, select, and procure the lowest impact materials, equipment, and systems
  • Engage occupants and users in the adoption of sustainable behaviors and procedures
  • Measure, monitor, and verify whole-building performance to meet your reporting requirements

This First Thursday Seminar is hosted on the Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system. To take the course, click the Start button below. Then log into the WBDG system to launch the course and take the multiple choice assessment. Students will earn .20 IACET CEUs upon successful completion of the course and assessment.

In partnership with Whole Buildings Design Guide, a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. IACET logo

Date recorded: June 6, 2013


  • Sarah Jensen, Technical Lead for Sustainable Buildings, Federal Energy Management Program. Read bio.
  • Michelle Slovensky, Senior Sustainability Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Read bio.
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For more information, contact Joe Konrade.

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