Ben-Paul Gilmore

Facilities Energy Manager

“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.