September 21, 2023, 1–2 p.m. ET


Level: Introductory

This webinar will provide background information on the importance of using a project facilitator (PF).

The PF plays an essential role as a performance contracting team member to accomplish energy saving performance contract (ESPC), ESPC ENABLE, energy service contract (UESC), and other third-party financed projects. 

Federal agencies developing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ESPC projects are contractually required to work with a DOE-approved PF—either DOE-provided or agency-provided approved by DOE. 

The PF is required to be engaged with the project development process throughout ESPC project development. While not contractually required, the use of a PF for UESC and ENABLE projects is nevertheless expected by FEMP.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the components of the PF role.
  • Identify the goals and applications of the new DOE Federal Energy Management Program PF model.
  • Identify the PF workflow in ESPC project development process.
  • Recognize the PF work recommendations for UESC projects.


Jefferey Murrell, Federal Energy Management Program

Jefferey Murrell is program manager for the Federal Energy-Intense Facilities (EIF) program in the DOE Federal Energy Management Program and is a licensed professional engineer. He also serves as a program manager for the Federal Metering and Federal Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) programs.

He currently supports the Federal Healthy Building Toolkit (HBT) and Federal Energy Efficient Product Procurement (EEPP) programs.

Jeff graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in general engineering and graduated from Columbia Southern University with a master's in public administration. He is currently matriculating at California Southern University in the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) program, with a focus on energy resiliency and EMIS development/planning.

Kurmit Rockwell, Federal Energy Management Program

Kurmit serves as ESPC program manager where he oversees services, tools, and resources needed to assist agencies with implementing successful ESPC projects.

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, Kurmit's work included all aspects of ESPC project development, implementation, and performance for federal, state, and local governments.

His other work in the public and private sector energy services industry has focused on evaluation and implementation of energy and water cost saving technologies, smart building energy optimization services, renewable energy systems, and demand side management.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from New York University Tandon School of Engineering (formerly Polytechnic University) and a master's degree in Building Systems Engineering from the University of Colorado.

He is a registered professional engineer in multiple states, a Certified Energy Manger, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

About FEMP Training

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) provides live and on-demand training to foster and maintain a high-performance workforce that constructs, operates, and maintains energy-efficient and cost-effective federal facilities. Choose from over 120 free courses spanning topics like project financing, facility and fleet optimization, fleet management, resilience, sustainable product procurement, and more.

FEMP is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and awards IACET continuing education units (CEUs) upon the successful completion of select courses. FEMP training is provided through the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) learning management system.