Biography

TRANSWESTERN ROLE

Josh leads Transwestern's Energy & Sustainability efforts, supporting national operations for all clients. He is spearheading projects from energy and water efficiency to enhancing asset valuation through cost-effective and environmentally conscious investment.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Josh brings nearly 10 years of experience to his role with Transwestern. Previously, he developed and managed the sustainability program for First Potomac Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT in the Washington, D.C. metro, where an emphasis on resource efficiency and tenant health and productivity within the commercial office market achieved more than $1 million in operating expense savings and 2.7Gt CO2 in avoided emissions, annually.
Prior to this, he spent several years supporting environmental quality with the U.S. EPA and Department of Homeland Security and supporting climate change mitigation within the United Nations and on the ground through conservation and economic development efforts in more than 10 nations.
Outside the office, he has served on the Board of Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment and was selected as the Environmental Commissioner for the D.C. Sustainable Energy Utility Advisory Board. Josh worked for two years mentoring upcoming professionals through the Sustainability Leadership Program (Smarter DC Challenge), and he has worked since 2013 as a certified Energy Master providing no-cost energy and water efficiency solutions for low-income households each year.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION / RECOGNITION

Josh is a LEED AP O+M (U.S. Green Building Council) and a certified Energy Manager in Training (Association of Energy Engineers). Josh is a member of the USGBC National Capital Region Chapter and the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks.

EDUCATION

Josh received a bachelor's and master's degree in Environmental Sciences from The University of Virginia in Charlottesville.