Jacob Knowles is an Associate Principal and the Director of Sustainable Design of BR+A, leading the firm’s NET+ sustainability consulting team. His work focuses on the integration of strategies that reduce environmental-footprint, while supporting occupant wellbeing and maximizing return on investment. Over the past decade, he has championed the sustainability agenda for major academic, healthcare, research, and other commercial and institutional projects. Project highlights include achieving LEED Platinum, Zero Net Energy, and receiving a MA DOER High Performance Buildings Grant. Jacob is also a frequent presenter at Labs21, NESEA, Healthcare Design, Build Boston (ABX), Tradeline, and Autodesk University.