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    Jeff Frost

    Materials Practice Lead

    Jeff Frost is the Materials Practice Lead at Brightworks Sustainability, where he uses his advanced subject matter expertise to lead the industry in sustainable materials and guide Brightworks’ best practices for materials services. For almost two decades, he has sought to make the selection of sustainable materials the simple choice. He’s built a scoring framework that translates our complex materials market into numerical values to guide sustainable procurement choices for clients and drive market transformation and reward innovation.

    In partnership with a coalition of owners and industry peers, Jeff is helping to establish a comprehensive accounting of the embodied carbon emissions of building projects and to seek an approved pathway for reporting these as scope 3 emissions by WRI. This multi-year effort will allow for repeatable, defensible accounting of embodied carbon, empowering our client’s ability to reduce and offset these emissions.

    He is a member of the Connect Advisory Board for the Common Materials Framework with mindful Materials and an original co-founder of the mindful Materials Collaborative, former co-chair of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative’s (HPDC) Content Inventory Technical Subgroup and User Advisor Panel; a former member of the American Institute of Architect’s Material Knowledge Working Group; and former member of the USGBC’s MR TAG.


    • Lawrence Technological University
      Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
    • 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 Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group, Member
    • Health Product Declaration Collaborative
      Co-Chair, Content Inventory Technical Subgroup (CI-TSG)
    • mindful MATERIALS
      Founder and Steering Committee Member
    • AIA Material Knowledge Working 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