Janet Joseph

Consultant & Principal

JLJ Sustainability Solutions

Janet Joseph is a clean energy and sustainability consultant and is the Principal of JLJ Sustainability Solutions. Janet has been working on climate change and clean energy issues for more than 30 years and has been the architect of many of the programs and policies that have defined New York's nation-leading energy agenda. Janet formerly served as the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), where she led NYSERDA’s work in building decarbonization, advancing programs and policies to deliver a carbon-neutral building stock for all New Yorkers, including those in disadvantaged communities.

During her tenure at NYSERDA, Janet was directly responsible for overseeing $4.5 billion of investments - helping to bring energy efficiency and clean energy to communities across New York State. She has held technical, policy, and executive leadership positions, spearheading initiatives to develop a clean energy industry, build a cleantech innovation ecosystem, advance building electrification and affordable housing, and identify greenhouse gas reduction strategies that provide benefits to communities. She built partnerships with many organizations and helped mentor numerous employees who have gone on to continue to drive progress in clean energy. Prior to joining NYSERDA, Janet was a research scientist at Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory and a consultant for Booz-Allen and Hamilton in Washington, D.C. Janet received the 2022 New York Energy Award for Outstanding Leadership and Vision and was the recipient of the 2015 Public Service Excellence Award from the State Academy for Public Administration. Ms. Joseph holds a master’s degree in environmental chemistry from the University of Maryland, where she researched the environmental impacts of coal-fired power production. Janet has served on many clean energy boards including Urban Green Council, Urban Futures Lab, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, and Future Energy Systems at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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