Preventative Maintenance Collaborative

An employee wearing white protective gear, a face mask and gloves to perform maintenance on boiler room equipment.

Program Overview

DEM launched the Preventative Maintenance Collaborative (“PMC”) Program to support implementation of operations and maintenance (“O&M”) best practices and create a state of good repair at energy-intensive City buildings. Through the PMC Program, DEM offers agencies with technical expertise and resources to improve maintenance of their building equipment and systems. DEM also helps agencies make budget requests for required staff and equipment, and shares O&M best practices among agencies. The PMC contributes to reduced energy usage and emissions from City buildings, and also generates savings through improved building performance and reduced need for emergency repairs and replacement of equipment.


DEM launched the PMC Program with a pilot at the Department of Parks and Recreation, which was focused on addressing boiler maintenance needs and bringing equipment to a state of good repair at selected facilities. Based on the pilot’s success, the program was expanded to other agencies. From Fiscal Year 2014 to 2018, DEM helped place 126 O&M staff, including electricians, steam fitters, and plumbers, in City buildings where O&M work was critically needed to improve energy efficiency. DEM also helped invest $9.35M in essential repairs.

How to Participate

DEM works with partner agencies to place O&M staff where they are critically needed to improve energy efficiency. To date, DEM has partnered with seven agencies.