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Laurie A. Gilmer

First Vice Chair

Laurie A. Gilmer
P.E., CFM, FMP, SFP, LEED AP
First Vice Chair
President/COO, Facility Engineering Associates, P.C.

Laurie A. Gilmer, P.E., CFM, FMP, SFP, LEED AP, is vice president ​and COO at Facility Engineering Associates (FEA). Gilmer’s primary areas of expertise include facility systems assessments, energy management, sustainability and facility management organizational analyses. Her leadership at FEA has allowed her to positively influence their clients’ growth and knowledge of improved asset management.

Gilmer is a published author, regularly contributing to multiple facility management publications, and she co-authored IFMA’s second manual in the Sustainability How-to Guide Series, “EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.” She has been instrumental in raising awareness for the ENERGY STAR program through the IFMA Energy Challenge, most recently contributing energy analysis to IFMA’s 2017 O&M Benchmarking Report.

Currently serving on the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council’s Building Operator Certification program advisory committee, Gilmer was the committee’s first chair. She is also a member of the National Visiting Committee of Building Efficiency for a Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Center. BEST’s mission is to prepare technicians to manage building systems and energy use by advocating for advanced technical education. They facilitate the dissemination and adoption of curricula in sustainable building performance, in addition to engaging industry in collaboration with community colleges across the United States.

A member of IFMA since 2005, Gilmer is an IFMA qualified instructor for IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Professional® (SFP®), Facility Management Professional™ (FMP®) and Certified Facility Manager® (CFM®) programs. She is also the past chair of IFMA’s Sustainability Facility Credential scheme committee. Additionally, her strong leadership skills and expertise in energy, engineering and FM have allowed her to greatly contribute through service with IFMA’s Healthcare Institute, Airport Facilities Council, and her local IFMA chapter.

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