“The only effective method to eliminate utility waste is by providing exactly what is required, when it is required, for only as long as it is required.” - BPG
The only way to accomplish the above statement is through utilizing a fully integrated Energy Management Control System (EMCS). EMCS must be strongly supported by top level management while being designed, programmed and implemented by a staff of dedicated individuals who under a single competent authority gradually implement proven “best practices” and thoroughly tested technologies.
BenPaul Gilmore is a BSEET with 25+ years experience in the Building Automation and Energy Management Control System design and programming field. He is registered with the Association of Energy Engineers as a Certified Energy Manager CEM, Certified Demand Side Manager CDSM, and a Certified Energy Auditor CEA. He is currently in charge of the U.S. Air Force owned Lockheed Martin operated Energy Management Control System (EMCS).
- Graduated DeVry Institute of Technology with Electrical Engineering Degree in 1986
- Joined General Dynamics (Later to be Lockheed Martian Aero) as a Control Systems Engineer in 1986
- Lead Engineer on the plant’s Fire Alarm Control System from 1988 - present
- In 1991 became the plant’s SME (Subject Matter Expert) on Paint Booth Controls and Automation - present
- Lead Engineer on the plant’s Energy Management Control System (EMCS) from 1992 - present
- EMCS has expanded from 6,400 data I/O points in 1986 to a current count of 191,000 data I/O Points. The EMCS in operation at AFP#4 is one of the largest systems in the world and according to system manufacture, Siemens; it is the most utilized system they have ever installed.
- Responsible for the custom writing of 1,900,000 lines of automation code that executes every second in 400+ field I/O panels controlling over 8.5 million sq/ft of office and manufacturing space.
- The current investment into the plants EMCS since 1982 now exceeds $100,000,000.00 total savings from the system exceed $300,000,000.
- As of Jan 1, 2011 the projects completed between 2003 and 2011 saved the US Air Force $16,535,947 and reduced carbon by 285,915,385 lbs
- BenPaul Gilmore has received (8) Aeronautics awards, (2) Corporate Awards and recognition for his energy savings efforts outside of Lockheed Martin for his continued efforts in energy conservations and reductions.