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    Joshua Hatch


    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 technical facilities that power our digital world. His clients include Facebook, Microsoft, Salesforce, Equinix, Digital Realty, Fidelity, Bank of America, UCLA, NASA, Nike, City of Portland, and City of Seattle.

    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, Joshua 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.

    Prior to Brightworks, Josh was a MAP Sustainability Fellow at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and worked at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where his research contributed to California’s greenhouse gas inventories and atmospheric pollution transport models.


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

    Technical Credentials & Professional Memberships

    • U. S. Green Building Council
      LEED AP Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)
      LEED Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group, Chair
    • Passive House Institute US (PHIUS)
      Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)
    • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
    • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
      Certified Trainee
    • Cascadia Green Building Council
    • AIA Portland Committee on the Environment (COTE)
      Building Climate Impacts Committee, Chair

    Selected Experience

    • Rocky Mountain Institute
    • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


    • Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
      “Where do fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions from California go? An analysis based on radiocarbon observations and an atmospheric transport model.” Volume 113, Issue G4, December 2008 (Co-Author)