Hattan of Thornton Tomasetti honored with CSR Award
April 27, 2015 - Green Buildings
The affiliated organization of City & State Magazine celebrates companies and individuals who have embraced and successfully promoted the principles of corporate social responsibility. Throughout the year, City & State Reports will host a series of events recognizing CSR leaders in major segments of the New York economy; this inaugural event highlighted executives in the real estate, construction and housing industries. Hattan was considered for the award based on 10 core principles of CSR, including commitment to the environment and sustainability, transparency, and volunteerism and community engagement.
Hattan, a LEED Green Associate with 19 years of experience in the sustainability arena, joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2012 as its first corporate sustainability officer.
She was instrumental in the development of a company-wide green champion program, which tasks employees with ensuring that their offices are meeting the firm's sustainable operations guidelines.
Hattan also implemented a bi-annual, firm-wide carbon footprint inventory, with the goal of achieving carbon-neutral business operations by 2030. She worked to establish a firm-wide policy to pursue LEED certification for all sizeable office fit-outs and major renovations. To date, three of the firm's offices - Philadelphia, Pa., Chicago, Ill., and Denver, Colo. - have achieved LEED Gold certification, with more to follow. She advocated to the firm's executive leadership the value of a corporate sustainability report. With the help of firm president Robert DeScenza, the annual report was published and shared with the firm's contacts and public at large, a unique step for an AEC firm headquartered in the United States.
Hattan holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of N.H. in Durham, a master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a master's degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.
Thornton Tomasetti has a strong history of volunteerism and community engagement, such as its involvement in the ACE Mentor Program. Hattan developed a volunteer day benefit for all employees in all offices, which allows them to provide assistance to various charitable organizations and programs during work hours.
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About Thornton Tomasetti
Thornton Tomasetti is a leader in engineering design, investigation and analysis serving clients worldwide on projects of all sizes and complexity. With practices in Structural Engineering, FaÃ§ade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability, Thornton Tomasetti addresses the full life cycle of a structure. We have supported clients working in more than 50 countries, with projects that include the tallest buildings and longest spans to the restoration of prized historic properties. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti comprises more than 800 engineering, architectural and support professionals who collaborate from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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