Beyond Absolute: Measuring Energy with More Fidelity in Aerospace


Lockheed Martin has been successful in meeting absolute energy reduction goals since establishing corporate-wide Go Green metrics in 2007, thanks to a robust energy management program that reflects ENERGY STAR guidelines. Operational growth and new stakeholder expectations for leadership in carbon emissions reductions and energy management have led the corporation down a new path.  The goal is new metrics and efforts that infuse the Go Green program with more understanding about how energy use is affected by operations and weather.  However, moving beyond absolute terms means overcoming hurdles related to the complexity of the Aerospace industry and tackling them from the bottom and the top.  This presentation will provide an overview of Lockheed Martin’s journey from absolute measurement to intensity-based metrics, and will touch on regression analyses, weather normalization, science based targets, metering and other related topics.

Presented By

Erin Zayko, B.E.P., LEED BD+C
Energy and Sustainability Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Energy

Erin Zayko has a well-rounded understanding of energy management and sustainability in commercial and industrial spaces after managing these types of programs for more than 15 years for municipal, state, federal and commercial clients. She plays a lead role in Lockheed Martin’s industrial energy management partnership with ENERGY STAR to help the corporation avoid consumption and costs by implementing best practices for measuring energy, making improvements, and motivating staff.  She is an expert user of Portfolio Manager, ENERGY STAR’s tool for benchmarking energy, water and waste used in over 275,000 commercial buildings, and has trained thousands in use of this tool. She also oversees work with the Department of Energy to provide subject matter expertise to federal agencies in pursuit of green building and lower operating costs. She holds a Building Energy Professional (BEP) certification and is pursuing Certified Energy Manager certification from the Association of Energy Engineers and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED BD+C) Accredited Professional. She invites opportunities to speak publicly and enjoys researching, writing and editing to support business proposals and white papers for commercial and residential utility energy efficiency and other programs.