Heather Platt, P.E., a senior project manager for Dewberry, has been appointed to the Facility Guideline Institute’s Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) for the 2019-2020 term. She represents the North Piedmont Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

“On behalf of the North Piedmont ASHRAE Chapter we are pleased to congratulate Heather on this prestigious recognition and assignment. Heather has been heavily involved with ASHRAE since her inception in 1998 at the chapter, regional, and society levels. She has served on multiple technical committees and councils and has always found time to help the local chapter in any way possible,” said Kevin Brese, president of the ASHRAE North Piedmont chapter. “We are very fortunate to have Heather within our chapter community. We are confident that she will serve this role well and look forward to seeing how she will utilize her extensive professional background in health care design to help ASHRAE set the guidelines and standards moving forward.”

Platt has been in the mechanical engineering industry for nearly 25 years, and an active member of ASHRAE for 21 years. She manages healthcare-related projects based in Dewberry’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office.

“I am so honored to have been selected to represent ASHRAE and Dewberry on the HGRC,” says Platt. “The Facility Guideline Institute sets the standard for many guidelines in my line of work, and I am thrilled to be involved in reviewing and setting those standards alongside many of my esteemed colleagues.”

Platt earned her master’s in business administration from Medaille College and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2017, her work as a contributing author for the paper titled, “Water Management in Healthcare Facilities: Complying with ASHRAE Standard 188” was published by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE). In 2013, Platt served as a contributing author in ASHRAE’s HVAC Design Manual for Hospitals and Clinics, 2nd Edition.