Rahman Azari, Ph.D., Co-founder and Principal
Rahman Azari brings over 10 years of academic and professional experience in the fields of sustainable built environments, life cycle assessment, and building performance modeling. In addition to his responsibilities at BAS Carbon, Rahman is an Associate Professor of Architecture and a member of Institutes of Energy and the Environment at the Pennsylvania State University. Rahman has published more than 40 journal articles, book chapters, and peer-reviewed conference papers in his areas of expertise and has been a Principal Investigator in two American Institute of Architects (AIA) research grants. Rahman also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focused on high-performance buildings, life cycle assessment, and building systems.
With a background in Architecture, Dr. Azari holds a Ph.D. in Built Environment from the University of Washington in Seattle.
James Salazar, Principal
James Salazar is a widely regarded expert in the field life cycle assessment. In addition to his role with BAS Carbon, James is also the Director of EPD services with the Athena Institute and Principal of Coldstream Consulting. James has developed LCAs and EPDs for a range of building products and is a methodology advisor for Athena’s Impact Estimator for Buildings software. Mr. Salazar has also developed LCA-based calculators for concrete products and material-specific issues such as biogenic carbon.
James serves on the United States ISO technical committee (TC207) tasked with developing international standards on LCA practice. Mr. Salazar holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s degree in Forestry from the University of British Columbia.