Heather Walters

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Heather WaltersShe/Her


Sustainability Consulting

  • 4.3M GSF
  • 13 Projects
  • 26 Year Career


My passion lies at the intersection of design and culture.  How the built environment affects us all, in how we experience spaces, interact with each other, feel and think about our world, and will be impacted by a changing world. 

As Vice President in Thornton Tomasetti's Sustainability and Resilience Practice Heather utilizes two decades of experience in sustainability and green building, leveraging a unique background and skillset, to help clients define and achieve goals which help improve their buildings and our world. 

With experience around the world on hundreds of green buildings seeking ratings under LEED, ILFI Living Building Challenge, ILFI CORE, SITES, WELL, Fitwel, and more she sees ratings as a way to support goals and drive change.  From Airports to schools, and from high rises to community centers the variety of Heather's experience supports clients in setting aggressive, achievable goals for their projects.  


Building Types

  • Aviation
  • Education K-12
  • Education: Higher Ed
  • Healthcare
  • Laboratory / Tech / Science
  • Mixed Use
  • Office
  • Residential: Multi-family
  • Assembly
  • Residential: Affordable Multi Family
  • Senior Living

Achieved Project Certifications

  • CHPS
  • LEED
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Living Building Challenge Petal Certification
  • ILFI Zero Carbon Certification
  • ILFI Core Green Building Certification


2x COTE Top Ten, Lab of the Year