Joel was instrumental in bringing the first LEED-certified school and adoption of green building policies to Cincinnati, Ohio, now known as one of the greenest school districts in the United States.
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Joel Stout has over 30 years of experience in building design and construction and has specialized in sustainable buildings for more than half of that. He has assisted design firms and public, private and non-profit building owners and developers with such services as strategic planning, LEED project management, building enclosure commissioning, water reuse consulting, specifications review and materials research, guidelines and educational resource development and training.
Greening the Built Environment
Joel has extensive experience in commercial, government, healthcare, transportation and education projects. His Bay Area credits include several LEED and sustainability projects at the San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco City Hall, which is the oldest LEED Platinum building in the U.S., and a LEED NC Platinum-certified media and learning facility at De Anza Community College in Cupertino. Earlier in his career, Joel provided oversight on four major LEED certifications at The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and served as the University of Cincinnati’s sustainable design expert for more than 5 years, during which time he was involved in campus building projects totaling more than $230 million.
Contributions to the Profession
Joel, who was among the first group of LEED Accredited Professionals, served as a subject matter expert for the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED accreditation exam version 2009 and V2.2. As a member of the USGBC’s LEED Multiple Buildings Committee, he developed the first LEED applications guide for multiple buildings and on-campus projects. He previously served as vice chairman of the Green Business Certification Inc.’s LEED Credentialing Steering Committee. Joel currently is a sustainability tracking, assessment and rating system (STARS) technical advisor for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Outside of Work
Joel has many diverse interests, ranging from an appreciation for art, wine and travel to following the highs and lows of his favorite sports teams. He is a photography enthusiast, with his most frequent subjects being architecture and landscapes encountered on his travels, and he likes playing volleyball both indoors and on the sand. Joel and his wife lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington, D.C., before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area. They enjoy playing tour guide when family and friends come to visit.
• LEED consulting
• Building Sustainability
• Building enclosure commissioning
• Non-potable water reuse in new buildings
• Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility guidelines
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