For the last 10 years, Joshua Proudfoot has led Good Company, a sustainability research and management consulting firm, as a co-founder and co-principal to help over 70 organizations in the public and private sectors evaluate, plan for and improve their triple bottom line. Joshua's primary role is supporting clients with market development, management programs, sustainability strategy and emissions reductions work for the transportation, renewable energy, waste to energy, alternative fuels and electric utility industries.
Joshua's market development and private sector work has focused on emissions reductions through the development of biofuels markets including many public-private partnerships through Oregon Solutions and the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency: Portland Clean Diesel Project, Lane Clean Diesel Project, Columbia River Clean Diesel Project, and Clean Fuel for Bridges Project. He has also served utilities in pre-investment due diligence of renewable biomass-based electricity projects including the Seneca Sustainable Energy 19-megaWatt power plant. For private renewable fuels developers, Joshua has developed strategic alliances with feedstock providers, commodity fuel distributors, branded distributors and engineer-procure-construct teams. Mr. Proudfoot has also brought environmental management systems and public information papers to developers implementing thermal conversion technologies and anaerobic digestion technologies to process biomass and organics to reduce emissions in municipal and county waste streams.
Joshua has worked with the sustainability manager of the Oregon Department of Transportation to co-develop their strategic sustainability plan and program and with managers in the Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding to support and improve the development of Oregon's Solar Highway Program. Joshua has had opportunity to work with the Maryland, Washington, Pennsylvania, New York, North Carolina, Colorado, and Illinois Departments of Transportation as well as Federal Highway Administration staff through his development and facilitation of a Sustainability Peer Exchange hosted by the Center for Environmental Excellence by American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials. Joshua is currently researching the feasibility of transportation agencies establishing renewable energy and fuels biomass‐based projects in the right of way as a carbon reduction and revenue generation strategy through the Transportation Research Board of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
Mr. Proudfoot currently serves on the national review panel for the NCHRP 08-74: Sustainability Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation and Other Transportation Agencies. Locally, he serves on the Low Carbon Fuel Advisory Committee formed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.