James Salazar

James Salazar is an internationally regarded expert in the field life cycle assessment, serving on the United States ISO technical committee (TC207) tasked with developing international standards on LCA practice. In his current role as Sustainability Director with WAP Sustainability, James manages LCA and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) projects, with a focus on large-scale industry projects to support emerging buy-clean requirements across North America. Most recently, Salazar is leading the LCA analysis of five key architectural performance luminaires, producing the first Industry-Average EPDs for the lighting industry through the Greenlight Alliance LCA Incubator pilot. As former Director of EPD Services with the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute and Principal of Coldstream Consulting, James has developed LCAs and EPDs for a range of building products. In addition to EPD development, James has also served as a methodology advisor for Athena’s Impact Estimator for Buildings software. Salazar has also developed LCA-based calculators for building materials including concrete and advised on material-specific issues such as biogenic carbon. The concrete EPD software developed by Coldstream Consulting is currently used by multiple industry associations (PCI, ACPA, CRMCA, CPCI) to produce concrete EPDs as well as several hundred concrete facilities. Salazar is a member of the North American Product Category Rules Committee reviewing luminaire life cycle assessment frameworks.


No related presenters found.

Scroll to Top