Effective Facility Operations and Maintenance (EFOM)

The Effective Facility Operations and Maintenance (EFOM) course is a practical hands-on course designed to assist facilities personnel with managing their building maintenance program and operations and maintenance (O&M) contracts.

This course includes instruction on the best maintenance practices for HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and elevator systems. Instructors will guide the participants through the maintenance requirements of specific pieces of equipment within the facility. 

Continuing education units and a certificate of completion will be awarded for 100% attendance and participation.

Topics discussed during this course include:

  • Operations and Maintenance Best Practices
  • Building Envelope O&M
  • Electrical Systems O&M
  • Mechanical Systems O&M
  • O&M Safety
  • Office Products






The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835