Join Mayra Portalatin and Laurie Gilmer for an IFMA Webinar on the Green Ratings System Guide, Tuesday, May 19th, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST Click to register The How-to Guides are peer-reviewed reports designed to provide data associated with a wide range of subjects related to sustainability and energy. The Guides contain information related to implementation, ROI analyses, case studies and sources of additional information. Fourteen guides, available free of charge on the IFMA sustainability site (available here) have been produced so far. An additional four guides, to be discussed on the webinar, will be published over the next 8 months. Topics include upgrades to Green Building Rating Systems, Lighting and ENERGY STAR and a new guide entitled Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting.
Mayra D. Portalatin, RS, SFP, LEED AP O+M
Mayra Portalatin is a Senior Professional with extensive project management and consulting experience in building investigations ranging from environmental to building condition assessments. During her tenure at FEA, her practice has extended from evaluation of the built environment, to the facility management area, including maintenance and operations of building systems, facility management technology, sustainability and energy management, and training of management and engineering staff in topics ranging from hazardous materials management to sustainability. Mayra holds the Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) and LEED AP O+M certifications and is a licensed Asbestos Building Inspector and Project Designer. She is also a certified Reserve Specialist as designated by the Community Associations Institute (CAI). She is a leader in the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Capital Chapter and is an instructor for IFMA’s SFP program. In addition to being an instructor, Mayra has spoken in various conferences such as NAEP, WMCCAI, AASHE, Greenbuild, NFMT, and WWP about sustainability in the existing building environment. Mayra has been a contributor to various publications as well as one of the co-authors of IFMA Foundation’s Sustainability “How-To-Guide” on Green Rating Systems.
Laurie A. Gilmer, PE, CFM, SFP, LEED AP O&M, CxA, FMP, CDT
Laurie Gilmer is the Vice President of Facility Services at FEA and leads FEA’s facility asset management, building energy management, and sustainability services. Laurie has assisted facility managers in improving building systems operations, creating and implementing energy management plans, identifying energy saving opportunities, and LEED certification for existing buildings. Her experience includes sustainability/LEED, systems analysis, energy audits, commissioning, building systems planning, and controls review. Laurie is a published author, and most recently co-author IFMA’s second manual in the Sustainability “How-To-Guide” Series, EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Laurie is an active member of IFMA’s Sustainability Committee, and leads the Measurement, Monitoring & Reporting sub-committee.