Operations officer Joseph Clair brings an engineer's efficiency to Slipstream's operations

After a long career in the built environment, Joseph joins Slipstream's executive leadership team
February 20, 2023

Slipstream announced today that Joseph Clair has joined the executive leadership team as its new operations officer. Joseph’s guidance will help Slipstream make the most of its resources as the organization moves toward its strategic goals.

Prior to Slipstream, Joseph applied his degrees in mechanical engineering to a long career in the built environment. He served as the managing engineer for Chicago Public Schools and the first director of campus energy and sustainability at the Illinois Institute of Technology before focusing his efforts on human-centered design. At dbHMS, he merged building performance analytics with sustainability planning and smart building design to build DataBased+, a design studio focused on delivering grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) with positive human health outcomes.

Joseph’s work in building operations carries over to his new role managing Slipstream’s resources. "Operations is about making the most of what you have, and Slipstream has a bunch of smart, dedicated people," Joseph says. "I'm excited to maximize our staff's talents and expertise so they can make the biggest impact on our mission."

Joseph lives with his wife and family in the West DePaul neighborhood of Chicago, where he is active in the arts, especially theatre and dance. He is a founding board member of the Illinois Green Alliance and continues to volunteer at IGA and other sustainability organizations.


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About Slipstream

Slipstream discovers, tests, and scales climate solutions in buildings and communities. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with offices in Chicago and staff across the U.S. Slipstream's solutions include high-performance buildings, inclusive energy financing, and education and workforce development. Slipstream's most recent Impact Report can be found here.