Congratulations to Sarah Boll with Utah Division of Facilities Construction and Management (DFCM) for winning AEE’s Region V Energy Manager of the Year Award for 2021!

Each year, the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), a nonprofit professional Association of over 18,000 members, recognizes the good work that is being done in energy by individuals, organizations, and projects around the world. AEE Region V comprises the following states: AK, AZ, CA, HA, ID, NV, OR, UT and WA.

Sarah Boll DFCM

Sarah Boll, DFCM

“Sarah Boll is an inspiration in the world of energy management. She leads innovative efforts to reduce the energy use in the State of Utah’s buildings and sets a high bar and in defining what a high-performance building is,” says Jane Guyer, PE, VP of Client Management, at ETC Group. “Sarah’s dedication to managing sustainable, energy efficient buildings is worthy of recognition.”

In her role as an Assistant Director of Building Performance at DFCM, Sarah oversees the State of Utah’s High Performance Building Standard for new construction, the State Building Energy Efficiency Program for updating existing buildings through smart infrastructure upgrades, and the State Space Use and Utilization Standard that is allowing the state to support more employees with less square footage. She also manages Utah’s $3.6million Energy Efficiency Fund, designed to support energy efficiency projects throughout the state. “The next five years we hope to start measuring the impacts on air quality that our new and existing buildings have and finding ways to reduce that impact,” says Sarah.

Sarah also spends valuable time training the design and consulting community on the requirements of these Standard. Widely recognized as an accomplished speaker, Sarah is invited to present at various professional conferences, meetings and trainings, such as BCxA, Cx Energy, and NCBC (National Conference on Building Commissioning) on the topics of Building Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning. Her sessions are particularly valuable because they are based on and draw from the lessons learned from actual project work.

Sarah is an avid proponent of working hand-in-hand with the construction and design communities to collectively find solutions to improve the built environment.

To find out more about the AEE Awards and this year’s honorees, visit here.