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Jeff Frost

Project Manager & Materials Specialist

Jeff Frost is recognized as a national subject matter expert on a wide array of material issues affecting the built environment.

He is the co-founder of the national mindful MATERIALS program; an industry-led initiative to make it easier for building professionals to select products with health and environmental attributes. He is an invited member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Material Knowledge Working Group (MKWG); a group of industry professionals helping shape the AIA’s approach to materials for their members.

Jeff is also a member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) and is co-chair of the Content Inventory Technical Sub-Group (TSG); tasked with improving the content and structure of the Health Product Declaration (HPD). He joined the USGBC’s Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for subject matter related to Materials and Resources credits in 2018.

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.

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.


  • 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