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Funding Available to Train Building Operations and Maintenance Staff

“After this class, I now have the tools to open discussions with my superiors on how we can make our facilities run more efficiently and save money. Thank you for the experience and education.”

NYSERDA’s Building Operations & Maintenance Training Program provides custom, hands-on, and funded training for your maintenance and facilities teams. Building Operations & Maintenance Training is designed to help your organization save energy and money while supporting your transition to highly-efficient, modern building systems. As a New York building owner or property manager, you can access funding for proposals up to $500k to identify training needs and partner with an expert training provider to develop a unique training program tailored to your organization's needs.

Building owners and property managers across the State have successfully used project funds to:

  • Create on-site training facilities
  • Customize training programs for their buildings
  • Develop coaching and mentoring programs
  • Film on-demand training videos

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Building Operations and Maintenance Training Can Help You Meet Your Organization's Goals

Did you know that every $1 of preventive maintenance you don’t spend now can result in $4 of expenditures to repair or replace those building systems later?

By participating in NYSERDA’s Building Operations and Maintenance Training Program, your workforce will be properly trained so you can get the most out of your building. Building operations and maintenance employees are key to building managers and owners in reducing energy costs and carbon emissions. Improving the skills of these employees can significantly improve building efficiency and reduce operating costs, while contributing to the State’s energy efficiency and emission reduction goals.

With the right workforce training, you can expect:

  • Improved indoor air quality and reduced infection transfer rates
  • Reduced energy/water use and related costs
  • Increased occupant satisfaction
  • Improved skilled employee retention due to promotion and career advancement opportunities
  • Reduced equipment breakdowns and maintenance costs
  • Increased engagement in risk management instead of crisis management
  • Compliance with NYC Local Law 97 (or penalty avoidance due to non-compliance)

Example building systems and technical areas:

  • Energy Management Systems
  • Boilers
  • Steam Systems
  • Hot Water Heating
  • Chillers
  • Chilled Water Systems
  • Economizer / Ventilation Controls
  • Fan Optimization and Air Distribution
  • HVAC Equipment Scheduling
  • Lighting
  • Packaged and Split HVAC Maintenance
  • Domestic Hot Water
  • Water Pump Optimization
  • Building Envelope
  • Understanding Building Energy Scores

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Is My Business Eligible?

“I am responsible for 80 boilers. This was a great class and made me more appreciative of the need for energy efficiency” — Prestige Management Property Manager

Building owners, facility managers, property management companies, business associations, trade groups, and organized labor associations are all eligible to apply for funding. Proposals must be for training activities connected with specific buildings, building portfolios, or campuses of buildings, including partnerships of businesses with common training needs and skills gaps. Proposals must have total annual energy expenditures of $1 million or more for all fuels and uses.

NYSERDA will provide funding of up to 90% with a cap of $500,000 per proposal when 75% or more of buildings employing O&M workers are located in a Disadvantaged Community. For all other projects, NYSERDA will provide funding of up to 70 percent of the cost of eligible projects, with a cap of $500,000 per application.

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Find a Training Provider

Building Operations and Maintenance Training Providers provide training for building and operations staff to properly operate and maintain building systems.

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Building owners and property managers can explore more information about Building Operations & Maintenance projects along with links to training provider websites.

Case Studies & Factsheets

Download case studies from your peers and industry-specific factsheets to learn more about how Building Operations & Maintenance Training has helped other organizations.

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Have questions about NYSERDA’s Building Operations & Maintenance Training Program?

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