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Jack Dinning

Senior Materials Specialist
Remote Office: Boston, MA
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Jack's Role at Brightworks

Jack Dinning is one of a small handful of global experts in healthy and sustainable materials. Prior to Brightworks, Jack worked for Harvard University’s Office for Sustainability, and served as executive director of the Donghia Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design. Jack has been central to the development of the Common Materials Framework (CMF) and serves as one of the leaders of the mindful MATERIALS Education Working Group. His work also includes the World Green Building Council's Circularity Accelerator.


  • Parsons School of Design
    • Master of Architecture
  • Middlebury College
    • Bachelor of Arts (Architectural Studies)

Technical Credentials

  • U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
    • LEED Accredited Professional Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
  • International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
    • WELL AP


  • mindful MATERIALS
    • Multiple positions
  • Green Science Policy Institute – Material Buyers Club
    • Technical Committee
  • Design for Freedom Roundtable
    • Involved in continual development of initiatives around forced labor in building materials
  • Built Environment Plus (BE+)
    • Boston chapter
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In his work developing the Common Materials Framework, Jack worked with hundreds of manufacturers, academic experts, industry leaders, and over 600 EPD and Materials Passport providers to organize thousands of complex product screening criteria into five criteria: human health, climate health, ecosystem health, social health & equity, and a circular economy.​

Jack is driven to support project teams serving vulnerable populations, including affordable housing residents, fence line communities, young children and infants, and those who are most affected by the toxic chemicals in building materials.

Jack’s work has been recognized through an invitation to the United Nations Global Compact Leaders Summit, the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership and professional merit, and election to the inaugural class of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program.