Fiona Cousins is an Arup Fellow and a member of Arup’s Americas Region Board. She helps lead the sustainability, building engineering and data strategies teams in Arup’s New York office, and directs technical and research investments for the Americas Region.
She is a mechanical engineer by profession and has spent much of her career engaged in HVAC design, with an area of specialization in thermal comfort and energy efficiency. She has extensive project experience, including the design of museums, archives, trading floors, laboratories, libraries and performing art centers.
As a sustainability and resilience consultant Fiona has also worked on many planning projects. She has deep experience working with a broad range of stakeholders to establish clear and decisive direction that has a significant impact on sustainability and resilience outcomes.
Fiona is a frequent presenter on transformative sustainable building design, very low-energy design, resilience and sustainability. She gave the 2016 CIBSE Annual Lecture: ‘How building services Engineers can save Civilization’ and is co-author of the book ‘Two Degrees: Climate Change and the Built Environment’. She is a LEED Fellow.