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  Health Care Institute Leadership Team Member
  Walt Vernon, PE, LEED AP, EDAC

Walt Vernon has more than 30 years of experience working with healthcare clients of all sizes around the world to plan, design and operate their facilities. He serves as CEO of Mazzetti, a national consulting and engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco.

Vernon was appointed to the Health Care Institute’s Board of Directors in April 2015. HCI is an International Facility Management Association Alliance Partner.

In addition to his work with HCI, Vernon works with a number of other industry organizations. Currently, Vernon serves on the NFPA 99 Electrical Systems Technical Committee; is the vice chair for the ASHRAE 189.3 committee; and represents ASHE on the ASHRAE 188 committee. Vernon is on the Board of the Research and Development Committee for the Facilities Guideline Institute. He also sits on UL1069 for Nurse Call Systems and the ANSI E60 committee Setting Standards for Sustainability, and is leading the team developing the American Hospital Association’s Sustainability Roadmap and Energy to Care Programs.

Vernon previously served as electrical engineer for the California Hospital Building Safety Board. He also served as one of three co-coordinators for the Green Guide for Healthcare and is a former board member of Healthcare Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.

Vernon also holds several book credits to his name. He co-authored the ANSI/IEEE White Book, the International Standard for Electrical Systems in Healthcare Facilities, and is the principal author of the WHO book, “Health in the Green Economy.”

Vernon is also licensed to practice law in California, and holds degrees in philosophy, mathematics, electrical engineering, business and law.