Faculty: John Jacobson


A graduate of RISD '94, John Jacobson has over 20 years experience as a small creative businessperson and entrepreneur.  As founder of JTJ Investments, Jacobson has designed and developed multiple adaptive reuse projects in Providence and Pawtucket with a focus on radical energy use reduction and renewable energy production. The Wolcott Eco-Office won the 2009 John H. Chafee Leadership in Conservation Award and earned Jacobson a congressional honor from Sheldon Whitehouse. Jacobson is board member of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA),.  He has been invited as a panelist and conducted workshops and seminars on building science and renewable energy since 2007, and is very involved in community service working with New Urban Arts, The Green Jobs Committee for Workforce Development, The Urban Land Institute, Community Works, The Steel Yard and The Green Economy Roundtable (RIEDC).

Academic Research/Areas of Interest

Zero Net Energy Buildings

Adapative Resuse

Real Estate Development

Renewable Energy

Community Building

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Ryan Cho, MIA 10