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Joshua Hatch


Joshua's Role at Brightworks

Throughout his career, Joshua Hatch has worked for solutions to some of the most pressing issues in sustainability: energy efficiency, climate change, and renewable energy. He has recognized expertise with technology companies and data centers, the facilities that undergird and power our digital world. His clients include Apple, Bank of America, City of Portland, City of Seattle, Digital Realty, Equinix, Facebook, Fidelity, Microsoft, NASA, Nike, and Salesforce. As one of four Brightworks partners, he also performs governance duties for the business.


  • Stanford University
    • Master of Science (Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering – Atmosphere and Energy)
  • Cornell University
    • Bachelor of Science (Biological and Environmental Engineering) 

Technical Credentials

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


  • iMasons Climate Accord
    • Member
  • USGBC Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) – Energy and Atmosphere
    • Member
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Through his service on the U.S. Green Building Council’s Energy & Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (EA TAG), which informs the development of the LEED rating system, Josh has contributed to concrete improvements for the entire green building industry.

His advocacy for technology clients led to the publication of the LEED Building Design + Construction rating system for Data Centers, and he was a leading proponent and author of the latest LEED version 4.1 credits that link optimized energy performance with renewable energy procurement, providing improved recognition for companies committed to achieving 100% renewable energy.

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