Josh Jacobs

Director of Environmental Codes & Standards, UL

Josh serves as Director of Environmental Cods & Standards for UL’s Environment & Sustainability Division. He is responsible for environmental authority having jurisdiction engagement and outside code participation for UL. In this role he helps develop and track the environmental rating systems/standards/codes/purchasing programs that are being utilized throughout the world. As a LEED AP+ BD&C, Josh has served on over 30 sustainably focused committees, including but not limited to ASHRAE 189.1, LEED Steering Committee, USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee, and served on the water/IEQ work group that developed the first public draft of the IgCC. He is a recurring guest lecturer at multiple universities and has spoken on sustainable building practices at many conferences on five continents. Josh served as Chairman of the US TAG for ISO 20400 Sustainable Procurement and the 2015 NAHB Material/IEQ Working Group, Vice Chair for USGBC’s Pilot Credit Committee, and currently serves on USGBC’s LEED Steering Committee and as Vice Chair of ASHRAE 189.1.

My Sessions

Circularity is increasingly making its way into sustainable purchasing programmes. Purchasers might however find it difficult to concretely define and evaluate the circular attributes of products they purchase. This session will give a practical orientation on best practice standards that are currently being used by purchasers in their day-to-day work and that can provide understanding … read more >>