Ms. Kara Brooks MS, LEED AP BD & C

Senior Associate Director, Sustainability, American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE)

As Senior Associate Director of Sustainability for the American Society for Health Care Engineering of the American Hospital Association, Kara Brooks, directs strategic leadership, advocacy, and program development for the association’s sustainability initiatives. Kara is a proven subject matter expert with more than 20 years of environmental sustainability and energy engineering experience. She serves on numerous national panels and committees, developing codes and standards for the health care built environment. Kara has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Business Management both from Colorado State University. She is an active member of ASHRAE and the Association of Energy Engineers, serves on the US Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance Healthcare Steering Committee, and the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector.