2015 President's Award Recipient

Walt Vernon

Walt Vernon, PE, FASHE
San Francisco, CA

The President’s Award is presented at the discretion of the sitting ASHE president to an individual who has made significant contributions to the health care facility management profession and has gone above and beyond the call of duty in an effort to optimize the health care physical environment.

David Dagenais, BS, CHSP, CHFM, FASHE, the 2015 ASHE President, has selected Walt Vernon, PE, FASHE as this year’s President’s Award Recipient. Walt is the CEO of Mazzetti, a national consulting and engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco. Walt has degrees in philosophy, mathematics, electrical engineering, business, and law and is a certified professional engineer in 40 states with a license to practice law in California. With a passion for sustainability and energy conservation, Walt and his team at Mazzetti have done great work on the Energy to Care and Sustainability Roadmap programs. Beyond these programs, he has served as a volunteer representing ASHE members on many code issues including waterborne pathogens (ASHRAE 188), sustainability (ASHRAE 189.3), the isolated power debate, and has served as the NFPA 99 electrical section.

In recent years, Walt has discovered a great passion for upgrading and rebuilding health care facilities in the developing world, much of which has been pro bono work. Today, he remains active on committees that have a large impact on the codes and standards affecting the design of health care facilities. For these reasons, David Dagenais, along with the rest of the team at ASHE, are happy to announce Walt Vernon as the 2015 President’s Award Recipient.