Walter E. Henry, PE, BSME, MBA

Former Director
Systems Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Walter E. Henry, PE

Walt Henry is currently a consultant to owners, utilities and universities providing expertise in energy use and building design. He has served as Director of Engineering for one of New England’s largest private universities as well as Director of Engineering for a firm specializing in energy studies and sustainable design. As Vice President and Managing Director of a local engineering consulting firm, he managed a team of 34 professional engineers. He also has experience in project management and has served as Director of Space Planning and Design for a large computer firm leading a team of 40 with responsibility for 23 buildings.

As the Director of Engineering at MIT for more than ten years, Walt was responsible for planning, engineering and commissioning of all building and life safety systems on the 14 million square foot campus. He led the efforts to design and construct high performance buildings and directed energy efficiency programs campus-wide. While at MIT, he negotiated a groundbreaking agreement with NSTAR creating a program to reduce overall electrical use by 34 million kWh or 15% which resulted in greatly increased incentives to MIT.

Walt earned a B. S. in Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Boston College. He is the author of numerous publications including a series of thirty handbooks (with others) on energy savings in small businesses for the Department of Energy. He is a guest lecturer at numerous colleges and universities in the Boston area and has been a panelist and speaker at many professional seminars and symposiums. Walt is a licensed professional engineer.