Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP, CxA and Conrad Kelso, PE, CEM will be speaking about The Energy Program Tricycle: Which Wheel Should You Put in Front? at the International Asset Management Conference Wednesday, January 22nd from 2:45-4:00 in Atlanta, GA. http://www.isamconference.com/conference_schedule.cfm
If you missed the presentation, you can find it here.
For quite some time, energy audits and commissioning have been the dominant approaches for identifying energy conservation measures in facilities. Over the last two years, building re-tuning, a program funded by DOE, has come to the forefront as a viable methodology as well. All methodologies have goals to improve performance, increase energy efficiency, and reduce cost. But which is the right approach for your facility? The answer lies in understanding your organization’s drivers, how your organization thinks about money, the capabilities of your team, and understanding how best to make use of available resources. In this presentation, we will unpack each methodology, comparing and contrasting their inputs and outcomes to help facility managers make informed decisions that best serve their needs. Case studies for the three approaches will be presented.
Laurie Gilmer, P.E., CFM, SFP, LEED AP, CxA is a Vice President at Facility Engineering Associates and leads FEA’s facility asset management, building energy management, and sustainability services. Gilmer Laurie is a published author, and she co-authored the International Facility Management Association’s (IFMA) second manual in the Sustainability “How-to-Guide” Series, EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Gilmer Laurie is chairwoman of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential scheme committee, former chairwoman chair of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, and an instructor for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Management, Facility Management Professional, and Certified Facility Manager programs.
Conrad Kelso, PE, CEM is FEA’s Santa Rosa office manager, a registered mechanical engineer in the state of California and a certified energy manager (CEM). Kelso has performed facility condition assessments and energy audits. He has assisted clients with sustainability certification programs and has performed ENERGY STAR Statement of Energy Performance validations for buildings applying to earn ENERGY STAR certification. He is member of International Facility Managers Association (IFMA) and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Kelso most recently became an instructor for Penn State and CBEI’s Building Re-tuning training program.