Dayton, Ohio (Feb. 21, 2019) — Woolpert Senior Consultant Emily Herndon, LEED AP, has been selected to serve on the board for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), Facility Maintenance and Operations Committee (FMOC). NIBS is a group of industry, government and agency experts who identify and solve issues that would otherwise hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures throughout the U.S. The FMOC works to improve the performance and longevity of buildings through effective maintenance and operation, improved total cost of ownership and life-cycle strategies for the nation’s built environment.
NIBS was established by the U.S. Congress in 1974 as a nonprofit, non-governmental organization and is responsible for standards, including the Whole Building Design Guide, Integrated Resilient Design Program and buildingSMART Alliance.
Herndon, who works within the Woolpert Strategic Consulting group, has almost two decades of experience developing and implementing strategic asset management programs, with a focus on how sustainability and efficiency can be applied to the built environment.
“I’m excited to provide the perspective on how to build and operate efficient and sustainable buildings, and how this can help the committee improve national design standards,” Herndon said. “I also bring a more holistic, strategic perspective on the concept. Since I’m not an architect, engineer or designer, I can evaluate and contribute to the standards from a more programmatic point of view.”
Herndon added that although her perspective is objective, it will give the architects, engineers and designers at Woolpert a distinct advantage, which will then benefit the firm’s clients.
“This participation will give the firm consistent insight into where the industry is headed, which always gives you a big leg up on the competition,” she said.
Woolpert is the fastest growing architecture, engineering and geospatial (AEG) firm in the country, delivering value to clients in all 50 states and around the world by strategically blending innovative design and engineering excellence with leading-edge technology and geospatial applications. With a dynamic research and development department, Woolpert works with inventive business partners such as Google and Esri; operates a fleet of planes, sensors and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); and continually pushes industry boundaries by working with advanced water technologies, asset management, building information modeling (BIM) and sustainable design. The firm, which is 95th among ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms, supports a mission to help its clients progress and become more progressive. For over 100 years and with 28 offices across the U.S., Woolpert serves federal, state and local governments; private and public companies and universities; energy and transportation departments; and the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information, visit woolpert.com or call 937-531-1258.