Kathy Loftus is the Vice President of Business Development at e2s energy efficiency services. Her education includes a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Kathy led sustainability/social responsibility for Whole Foods Market for 14 years before joining e2s in 2020, and together with teams innovated in many areas within the built environment, waste & packaging, and education, marketing & communication.
She was a founding Steering Committee member for U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance and was a founding member of EPA’s Green Chill Program.
Kathy also helped grow a start-up energy technology firm and was Director of Energy & Environmental Management for Shaw’s Supermarkets. She was a past chairperson of Food Marketing Institute’s Energy & Technical Services Committee, a participant on the 2005 New England Roundtable on Federal Renewable Energy Policy, the State EE Action Network’s Utility Working Group and served as an advisor for the Grocery sector for USGBC’s LEED program. She also served eight years on the Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust & Large-Scale Solar, Energy Efficiency & Smart Buildings Committees. Kathy was awarded WPI’s Robert H Goddard Alumni Award for Professional Achievement as well as Innovator of the Year in 2016, was one of Progressive Grocer’s Top Women in Grocery in 2013 and was elected one of Massachusetts’ High-Tech Council’s Women to Watch in 2012. She has keynoted and presented at many national and international sustainability, energy, and retail conferences, and has guest lectured at many universities and colleges.
With a BSME from WPI, she is a member of the Boards of The Green Building Initiative, The Future of American Energy, and City Sprouts and was a former Chair of the Board of Clean Air-Cool Planet and board member of Waste Cap of MA. She is a member of WPI’s’ Center for Sustainability in Business and Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Boards, Mass Maritime Academy’s Energy Advisory Council and Cradle to Cradle’s Renewable Energy and Carbon Management Advisory Group. She was also appointed to the town of Scituate’s Renewable Energy Committee.