Betsy Pettit, FAIA

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Betsy Pettit, FAIA, is the president of Building Science Corporation and is a registered architect with over 30 years of professional experience. She is currently the project manager for Building Science Corporation's Building America project that has provided whole system designs for over 3,000 high performance houses nationwide.

Ms. Pettit was responsible for the design of numerous developments and houses that have set standards for resource efficient housing around the country. She is the former Director of Modernization and Redevelopment in the public housing division of Massachusetts' Executive Offices of Communities and Development. There she oversaw over $120M of building improvements to the Commonwealth's 40,000 units of public housing.

Ms. Pettit regularly gives seminars on the subjects of affordable, healthy and environmentally responsible housing to builders and architects around the country. Conferences include the Energy Efficient Building Association, Build Boston, Affordable Comfort, NAHB, and various utility companies around the country.

She has contributed to many procedural and technical manuals and has written articles on energy efficiency housing for building journals and elsewhere. These documents serve as guidelines to designers and contractors around the country.

Prior to joining Building Science Corporation, she was a project architect/ project manager for several Boston architectural firms where she was responsible for the design and production and/or renovation of over 2,000 units of housing, and several area office and commercial buildings.

Based on Ms. Pettit's "notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture," she was elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects in February 2008.

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