Mechanical Engineer by Trade, Sustainability Consultant by Nature: Kristy Walson

Kristy specializes in energy modeling, energy audits, utility analysis, and sustainability consulting from conceptual design through occupancy. Abnormally excited about energy reduction in existing buildings. 

TLC’s Kristy Walson, PE, LEED Fellow, BEMP has been named a 2020 LEED Fellow by Green Business Certification Inc. 

Kristy, educated and practicing as a mechanical engineer, focuses on the ongoing energy-efficient operation of facilities, through both initial design and ongoing operation of existing buildings. She leads TLC Orlando’s Energy Services group, providing energy modeling, commissioning, energy audits and sustainability consulting to clients. In addition to her project duties at TLC, she has served in multiple roles over the years at the Central Florida Chapter of the US Green Building Council, sits on various advisory panels for the City of Orlando, and is currently the Chair of the University of Florida’s Green Building Learning Collaborative. 

Show Highlights

  • Living on a 40 foot sailboat shaped Krisy’s sustainable career.
  • TLC’s core values and commission focus and services.
  • Involvement in the local sustainability world provides a voice at the table to help move things along on a local municipality scale.
  • Educating industry professionals on embodied carbon. 
    1. How to make big strides.  
    2. Operational carbon applies to what’s needed with embodied carbon.
    3. Understand the impact. 
  • How do you reduce our energy use and apply renewable energy when you tackle climate change from an equitable standpoint? 
  • A quick practical on tools and software applied to Energy Modeling.
  • The theory on energy modeling and critical tips to validate the intentions and design. 

“We need you! Here’s the thing with green buildings –  those of us in it for a while get told “no” a whole lot!  You have to have the energy to just move past the “no” and accept what actually can be done on those projects. Sometimes, you can do a little extra work and turn that “no” to a “yes!” I find that the folks coming into the industry are coming in with a passion for green building. They have  an untouchable energy, and that energy energizes me and the rest of us who have been told “no” for a long time – and we need it! We need you as much as you need us to teach you how to do this. 

– Kristy Walson

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