Heather Rosenberg is an Associate Principal and Arup’s Americas Resilience Discipline Leader. An ecologist by training, she brings over 20 years of experience in leading sustainability and resilience projects across the built environment. Her systemic approach integrates interdisciplinary teams to align technical expertise with stakeholder engagement and a commitment to social equity. Her current work focuses on decarbonization and energy transition through a resilience lens.
Heather partners extensively with local governments, utilities, community choice aggregators, and non-profits to better understand the resilience of the energy system, how buildings can play a role in local and grid-level resilience, and how to leverage investments to support those most vulnerable to power outages. She has worked closely with the affordable housing community to innovate policy and financial tools that can spur decarbonization projects without triggering displacement. Heather has recently supported the development of the Electrification of Affordable Housing report with the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Clean Power Alliance Local Energy Program Strategic Plan, and the County of San Diego’s sustainability planning.