Beth Heider

Beth Heider

Chief Sustainability Officer, Skanska

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Elizabeth (Beth) Heider, FAIA, LEED Fellow, translates Skanska’s commitment to sustainability into action while serving on Skanska USA’s Management Team. She supports Skanska’s four US business units: Building and Civil (construction), and Commercial and Infrastructure Development with combined annual revenues of approximately $8 Billion. Her career encompasses all phases of design and construction as architect, construction manager and sustainability leader.   An intrepid researcher and tireless advocate, she emboldens the design, construction and business communities to create a more sustainable future.  Known for her work making the business case for green building, including the Living Building Financial Study, she has been invited to present at over 200 international conferences focusing on the nexus of design, sustainability and good business. Heider served for six years on USGBC’s national Board of Directors which she chaired in 2012. She is widely recognized for her leadership in building more sustainably, most recently by Green Building & Design as one of the Ten Most Powerful Women in Sustainability.  She serves on the Envision Review Board and is Chair of the Board of Trustees for Excel Academy, the first all-girl charter school in the District of Columbia.