As a member of the leadership team of Energy Innovation at USGBC, Heather focuses on the interconnection between buildings and the power systems that they rely upon. She oversees the Demand Response Partnership Program and helps drive strategic advancement of the newly released PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal) rating system. Heather also engages in green building codes and standards, building materials and health, and technical development of the LEED rating system for green building certification. Prior to joining USGBC, Heather worked as a LEED consultant.
In addition to her green building qualifications. Heather brings 15 years' experience in collaborative building, strategic planning, and organizational development. She is Senior Fellow in the Environmental Leadership Program, served as co-chair of the Generation Conservation Steering Committee of the Nature Conservancy in Tennessee, and is past president of the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council. She has held previous positions at SSRCx in Nashville, Casey Trees in Washington, DC, the Urban Ecology Institute in Boston, and Urban Resources Initiative in New Haven.
Heather holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell and a Master of Environmental Studies from Yale.