The Centre for Building


Gerald "Jerry" Kettler

Jerry is a licensed professional engineer with over 50 years of professional experience in design, construction, testing, commissioning and operations of high performance buildings. He is the managing principal at Facility Performance Associates who oversees every aspect of high performance projects from initial contract negotiations to production to final delivery. His professional and field experience allow him to provide clients with exceptional service by overseeing the implementation of effective, best management practices and nationally recognized standards for the commissioning process, indoor air quality testing procedures, and energy performance simulations on all high performance building projects.  Jerry founded the Centre for Building Performance to provide our clients with an unbiased professional team comprised of licensed professional engineers, LEED Accredited Professionals, and industry certified field technicians who can verify, audit, and measure high performance building design strategies.

Jerry holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He provides a wealth of sustainable design knowledge and expertise on every one of our projects by maintaining nine state professional mechanical engineering licenses, a LEED Fellow accreditation, a Test and Balance Engineer Certification, an Indoor Air Quality Manager Certification, an Energy Manager Certification, an Energy Auditor Certification, a Green Building Engineer Certification, an Air Filtration Specialist Certification, and a Construction Specifier Certification. Jerry is also a Building Energy Management Assessor and Building Energy Modeling Professional.  He enjoys working with clients to achieve measurable and verifiable results in high performance buildings. 

Jerry enjoys volunteering for various committees which include the North Central Texas Council of Governments Task Group on Energy and Sustainability Codes, South Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource, Building Commissioning Association, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and Society of American Military Engineers; Jerry was recently awarded the Benner Award by the Building Commissioning Association for his contributions in the Commissioning of High Performance Buildings. 

Managing Principal, President, CEO

P.E., TBE, CxA, LEED Fellow