Jeremy works with USGBC and its community of advocates to advance green building policy at the state and local levels. As director of technical policy, Jeremy oversees USGBC’s grassroots advocacy network across all 50 states and nearly 80 chapter organizations to advance USGBC’s mission of green buildings for all within a generation. He is also leading the organization’s efforts on city and community resilience and continues his long-standing support of lawmakers seeking to advance green schools policy.
In his work in state capitals and countless local jurisdictions, Jeremy makes connections where they matter most – between lawmakers and green building experts in their communities. In his work with building science and regulatory experts across the country, Jeremy has worked strategically on green building code development, adoption and implementation in local, state and national forums. He has charted USGBC’s work on greening the building codes, has led research and policy work on green building and water conservation in California, is an active contributor to the USGBC blog, and is published in Living Architecture Monitor, ACEEE and the ASHRAE Journal. Jeremy is also an ELP Senior Fellow.
Prior to joining USGBC, Jeremy was a project manager for altPOWER, Inc., a renewable energy contracting firm based in New York City and London, where he interfaced with developers, contractors, building officials and inspectors, building owners, and oversaw the installation of over 1.5 MW of photovoltaic projects. He also taught English in French Guiana, and French at his alma mater in St. Louis. Jeremy earned his bachelor of arts in political science and French from Washington University in St. Louis.
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