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Jeff Frost

Project Manager & Materials Specialist

Since joining Brightworks Sustainability, Jeff Frost has assumed responsibility for projects within Facebook’s Global Data Center program and’s Global Workplace program, among others.

Jeff is one of Brightworks’ Living Future Accredited professionals and specialists in healthy and sustainable materials.

Before joining Brightworks, Jeff served as an integrated design specialist at SERA Architects and a sustainability project manager at SmithGroupJJR in Phoenix.  At SmithGroupJJR, he developed the SmithGroupJJR Sustainability Performance Workbook, managed SmithGroupJJR’s partnership with GreenWizard, and established SmithGroupJJR’s corporate HPD policy and HPD education program.

An extensively experienced project manager for sustainability, LEED, and Living Building Challenge projects, Jeff is also one of Brightworks’ experts in healthy and sustainable materials.  He is co-chair of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative’s Content Inventory Technical Subgroup and User Advisor Panel; a member of the mindful MATERIALS Admin Working Group; and an invited member of the American Institute of Architect’s Material Knowledge Working Group.

Before relocating to Portland, Oregon, Jeff was a prominent member of Phoenix, Arizona’s sustainability community: he co-founded Phoenix’s Living Building Challenge Collaborative and served as collaborative facilitator; he was an adjunct professor in Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability; and he taught seminars on green building products, material content, green certifications, toxicity, the Materials Red List, and indoor air quality at the Ecosa Institute for Ecological Design.

Jeff has been an invited speaker for the American Institute of Architects; Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business and School of Sustainability; the City of Chandler, Arizona; the Ecosa Institute; Google; Greenbuild; the Los Angeles Living Building Challenge Collaborative; the International Living Future Institute; and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.  His topics have included net zero energy, green product certifications, green materials, chemicals of concern, indoor environmental quality, green building, energy efficiency, green marketing, green business, HPDs, material transparency, Living Building Challenge, LEED, 2030 Challenge, and integrated design, among others.

Earlier in his career, Jeff co-owned a green building retail store in Phoenix and designed and built single-family homes using alternative building materials, such as strawbale, rammed earth, and SIPs.


  • Lawrence Technological University
    Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
  • Arizona State University
    Adjunct Professor
  • San Francisco Institute of Architecture/Taliesin West
    Certificate in Ecological Design

Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

  • International Living Future Institute
    Living Future Accredited Professional
    Living Building Challenge Auditor
    Living Building Challenge Ambassador
  • U. S. Green Building Council
    LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
    LEED AP Homes
    LEED Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group, Member
  • Health Product Declaration Collaborative
    Co-Chair, Content Inventory Technical Subgroup (CI-TSG)
  • mindful MATERIALS
    Admin Working Group
  • AIA Material Knowledge Working Group
  • SD Leaders Group
  • Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA)
  • Portland Materials Transparency Collaborative
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Selected Experience

  • SERA Architects
  • SmithGroupJJR
  • a.k.a. Green
  • Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Ecosa Institute for Ecological Design
  • Sol Source Architecture and Construction
  • Three River Eco-Builders
  • Salazar Associates
  • Stucky-Vitale Architects
  • Calvin Hall Associates

  • Facebook
    Ireland Data Center