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    Jeff Frost

    Senior Technical Specialist, Materials

    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 collaborative; 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.

    Brightworks is a member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) and Jeff 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 SmithGroup in Phoenix.  At SmithGroup, he developed their Sustainability Performance Workbook, managed their partnership with GreenWizard, and established SmithGroup’s HPD Repository, which ultimately became the HPD Repository for the Health Product Declaration Collaborative.

    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 International Living Future Institute; and the Thunderbird School of Global Management, among others.  His topics have included net zero energy, green product certifications, green materials, product evaluations, chemicals of concern, indoor environmental quality, embodied carbon, 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)
    • 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