Built Ecology is an integrated national practice within WSP that works with clients to create a sustainable built environment.


nws-wsp-Radoff-JoshJosh Radoff, senior vice president at WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, has been named director of the Built Ecology practice within the Property and Buildings business.

Built Ecology is an integrated national practice that works with clients to create a sustainable built environment. The group advocates for and guides teams towards sustainable outcomes and supports informed, data-driven decision making.

“The Built Ecology team is committed to helping our clients transform the built environment into a human-centric, decarbonized, healthy, equitable, resilient and vibrant place, adding measurable value to our projects,” said Herbert Els, senior vice president and director of specialty services at WSP. “As we focus on providing real business value on our projects, Josh and the Built Ecology team will drive connections between our disciplines, enabling full achievement of our clients’ goals.”

Mr. Radoff joined the firm in 2017, when the sustainable consulting firm he co-founded, YR&G, was acquired by WSP. He has been a key leader of the Built Ecology group since that time, working with the team to expand its district energy, renewable energy and microgrid capabilities, develop a smart building approach enabling data-driven management of high performance buildings, and enhancing health and wellness in the built environment. He has consulted on a wide variety of projects for the public and private sectors, including the Colorado Health Foundation, which was one of the first projects to be awarded both LEED and WELL Gold; sustainable infrastructure planning for the Denver International Airport’s commercial real estate expansion, including Net Zero Carbon and One Water principles; and resiliency planning for a Puerto Rico rebuilding initiative led by WSP’s Advisory Services team.

Mr. Radoff holds a master of science degree in sustainable energy engineering from Kungl Tekniska Hogskolan (the Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden; a master of science in electrical engineering from Columbia University; and a bachelor of arts degree in physics from Colby College. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Colorado, Denver and a technical expert for LEEDuser, a LEED guidance tool developed in partnership with BuildingGreen and USGBC.
Recent WSP Built Ecology work across the United States includes Salesforce Tower, where the team supported the base building integration with an innovative blackwater treatment system that will save 7.8 million gallons of drinking water per year; a study for the EPA which explored the potential of factory-built housing; and Winthrop Square in Boston, where the team is creating innovative approaches to help the owner achieve their goal of LEED Platinum, WELL Gold and Passive House certification.

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