JOSH HATCH

Joshua Hatch is a Principal at Brightworks Sustainability, where he manages the firm's practice in Oregon and Washington, and specializes in the design and construction of sustainable data centers. As of the end of 2017, Joshua had managed the certification of 25% of all LEED certified data centers in the world.

As consulting manager of Facebook’s data center LEED and incentives programs since 2010, he has the social media giant achieve successful LEED Gold certification around the world, and gain recognition for Power Utilization Effectiveness ratings that are 30 percent more efficient than industry best practice, while costing 20 percent less. His other data center clients include owner/operators and co-location facilities including Microsoft, Equinix, Digital Realty Trust, Fidelity, Yahoo!, Nova Partners and Cisco.

Joshua is a valuable advocate for the data center market with the USGBC, where he serves on the Energy and Atmosphere Technical Advisory Group (TAG). In 2018 he led a group of renewable energy purchasers and experts to inform the development of the updated LEEDv4.1 Renewable Energy and Green Power credit. He is also working with the data center industry to provide feedback on the LEED v4 for Data Centers rating system and how it can provide important guidance for data centers that is often missing from code.