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Kathy Loftus

Whole Foods
Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering and Energy Management

Kathy coordinates sustainability and impact reporting and leads engineering, green building, facilities & energy management, and strategic energy procurement for Whole Foods Market.  She has been in this role for seven and a half years.  She was a founding Steering Committee member for the U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance, and along with being a founding member of EPA’s Green Chill Program, she coordinates additional EPA Program Partnerships.

In addition to roles as Director of Business Development for a start-up energy technology firm and roles at an electric utility company, Kathy also spent eight years as Director of Energy & Environmental Management for Shaw's Supermarkets and was a past chairperson of FMI’s Energy & Technical Services Committee.  She was a participant on the 2005 New England Roundtable on Federal Renewable Energy Policy, participated on the State Energy Efficiency Action Network’s Utility Motivation Working Group and served as an advisor for the Grocery sector for the USGBC’s LEED program.  She also served eight years on the Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust and Large Scale Retail Development Solar, Energy Efficiency & Smart Buildings Committees.  Kathy was named one of the Top Women in Grocery by Progressive Grocer in 2013 and was elected one of Massachusetts’ High Tech Council’s Women to Watch in 2012. She has keynoted and presented at many national and international sustainability, energy and retail conferences, and has guest lectured at many universities and colleges.

She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.    She is appointed to her town’s Renewable Energy Commission and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Clean Air-Cool Planet, a member of the Board of the Green Building Initiative (Green Globes Certification for Commercial Buildings); a member of WPI’s Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board and Total USA’s Executive Committee.