Victoria Watson

Sustainability Manager, AECOM

With an international background in mechanical engineering, building science and energy simulation, Victoria is passionate about performance-based design underpinned by inter-disciplinary collaboration and informed decision making.  Victoria leads AECOM's High-Performance Buildings teams in California and is responsible for sustainability consulting, high-performance building design, and energy simulation. She is an experienced people manager, technical lead and project manager working on High Performance Building projects with specialties including include advanced energy simulation, code compliance, ZNE design, facade optimization and sustainable certifications.  She has over 15 years experience in high performance building design working on projects in both North America and Europe and is an expert in applying specialist 3D modeling software in dynamic thermal modeling and system simulation. Her project portfolio includes several LEED Platinum and Net Zero projects with projects in a wide array of sectors including but not limited to hospitals, laboratories, offices, arenas, hotels, mixed-use, emergency response, transportation, prisons, public buildings, hangars and water treatment plants.  Recent projects include the Golden 1 Center, home to the Sacramento Kings which was the worlds first LEED Platinum certified indoor sports venue and the first 100% solar-powered professional sports venue and the Intuit Dome, soon to be home to the Clippers, which will be fully electric through batteries and solar power with enough on-site energy storage to power a basketball game or concert and have no net new greenhouse gas emissions.