Josh Greenfield, HDR

Josh Greenfield, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP O+M, REP, BEMP, CEM

Director, High Performance Design

“If I can take a building, and without negatively impacting the operation, not only make it easier to operate, but also better to maintain, more sustainable, reduce peak demand and directly save large quantities of energy, that motivates me the most.”

With more than 15 years of experience in energy consulting and sustainable design, Josh is spearheading the firm’s 100% energy modeling initiative. This effort includes high performance system thinking and visioning with project teams, firm-wide energy modeling leadership and coordination, and the creation of tools and training for the energy analysis group. From his home base in Chicago, Illinois, he is engaging colleagues around the world to implement building physics education, improving the performance of design projects and ensuring that an integrated design process is occurring on all projects.

 “Energy efficiency and sustainability will triumph if we are proactive in how we consume natural resources and plan for the future, and I want to contribute my part towards the goal,” Josh noted.

Among his many accomplishments, Josh worked on one of the largest LEED Platinum-certified projects in Mexico City, designed the first solar ventilation wall system in the city of Chicago and presented on numerous sustainability and energy topics at various conferences. He’s also contributed to the development of new building codes and ordinances, including serving on the International Code Council (ICC) Sustainable Building Technology Committee (SBTC) that developed the first International Green Construction Code (IgCC) that debuted in March 2012.

Josh has received numerous awards celebrating his contributions, including the 2014 Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 Award, 2013 ENR-Midwest 20 Under 40 Award and 2012 Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 Award.