Bolingbrook, IL, USA. Joanne Rodriguez has two decades of experience working within the building products and construction communities, with an emphasis on sustainable building impacts and high performance building envelope assemblies. At Tremco, she is responsible for the development of sales and marketing platforms focused on sustainability in the built environment. Joanne has also been responsible for the development of programs, like Roof Recycling and Zero Landfill. She has worked with architects and engineers across the country in the development of specifications and drawings that are constructible and meet the highest technical standards.
Joanne has a Bachelor of Arts, English, from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio; is a Construction Documents Technologist (CDT); and a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP).
In addition to being certified LEED AP through the USGBC, Joanne is a former member of the Construction Specifications Institute Strategic Planning Task Team, past President of Chicago CSI, a frequent national speaker on topics related to sustainability impacts (water, energy, air) of building envelope technologies, as well as a speaker and participant for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America meetings in Chicago and Denver focusing on Women in the Workforce and Sustainable Buildings. She has participated as an expert in the first two Resilient Cities Summits, hosted by the National League of Cities, Urban Land Institute and USGBC, intended to address urban issues related to health, wellness, and resilient design solutions.
Rodriguez was the co-Chair of Tremco Group’s Green Chemistry team, which worked to examine the potential hazards and risk posed to employees, contractors, and community through raw material and product usage. She is on the EPA’s Environmentally Preferred Purchasing Pilot Panel for Paints/Coatings, helping to develop the technical framework of how the Federal Government will purchase materials now and in the future. She has most recently been asked to join the USGBC WaterBuild Advisory Group for GreenBuild 2017. Joanne’s vast experience working across many stakeholders has proven to be beneficial in addressing complex issues related to material use, health related impacts, durability, and life-cycle impacts.