Jason Oliver Vollen AIA, is Principal, High Performance Buildings, and the State & Local Market Leader for the NY Metro District at AECOM. His practice is focused on leveraging the intersection of energy, finance and policy to deliver high performance and sustainable design solutions that reduce both capital and operating costs to deliver solutions that are Net Zero Energy capable. In addition to this role Jason is the Chief Operating Officer of Fresh Air Building Systems LLC, which has commercialized the Active Modular Phytoremediation System, a bio mechanical air filtration system, and is a co-founder of EcoCeramics LLC which is developing a ceramic-based energy transfer building envelope.
Prior to joining AECOM, Vollen was the Associate Director at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology, an academic industrial research alliance between Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he was a tenured professor. His research focuses primarily on next generation building envelope development and emerging material technologies where he takes an integrated approach utilizing the first principles of building physics in order to provide lower energy intensities while improving occupant comfort. Vollen’s research has been funded by the NSF, DOE, NREL, NYSERDA and the AIA and he has won numerous awards for next generation building systems design and has multiple building system patents under review.