Janet Joseph

Image of Janet Joseph, woman among background of trees. Janet Joseph is the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Market Development at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). She leads NYSERDA’s work in building decarbonization, advancing programs and policies to deliver a carbon-neutral building stock.

Work History

Ms. Joseph has been working on clean energy and climate change for more than three decades. She has held technical, policy and leadership positions at NYSERDA, where she has spearheaded initiatives in green buildings, solar and renewable power, cleantech incubators, energy storage, and greenhouse gas reduction strategies that provide benefits for New Yorkers. 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.

Nonprofit Boards and Awards

Ms. Joseph serves on the Boards of the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, Urban Green, New York State Center for Future Energy Systems, and the Urban Futures Lab. Janet received the 2015 Public Service Excellence Award from the State Academy for Public Administration, and was voted as one of the top ten Clean Tech leaders in New York.

Education

Ms. Joseph has a Master’s degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Maryland, where she did research on the impacts of coal combustion on the environment.