2017 40 Under 40: Joshua Schubert, PE, LEED AP, GBE, CEM; 36

Director of Energy Engineering, Goby


Joshua Schubert, PE, LEED AP, GBE, CEM; 36

Director of Energy Engineering, Goby, Chicago

BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Joshua Schubert, PE, LEED AP, GBE, CEM; 36Currently the director of energy engineering at Goby, an energy-management, sustainability reporting, and invoice-automation platform for the commercial real estate industry, Schubert was the first employee hired in the green startup company in 2009. Now, 8 years later, the company is thriving with a staff of 58 employees, and he can now proudly call himself part owner of the Series A-funded company. His dedication to energy efficiency and sustainability has been the foundation of success for the prosperous firm. His main responsibilities include reviewing the energy efficiency, water efficiency, and indoor environmental quality of clients’ buildings. Under Schubert’s direction, buildings have saved countless gallons of water and immense amounts of energy while ensuring proper indoor air quality. Additional responsibilities are big data analysis of building data including standardized energy-normalization procedures, smart budget forecasting, and correlating energy use and building systems into a useful portfolio view of conclusions. He is a member of the local U.S. Green Building Council chapter and is serving for the second consecutive year on the programs committee. He also is a member of the local chapters of the Association of Energy Engineers, ASHRAE, and the Young Professionals in Energy. The City of Chicago also looks to Schubert as a leader in the buildings industry, and he has voluntarily supported efforts on the City Energy Benchmarking Ordinance task force and the planning of the Fulton-Market Historic District design guidelines. He participates in programs for Chicago Cares and the Big Shoulders Fund. These activities have ranged from making and serving breakfast for seniors or homeless shelters to showing basic computer skills to adults. Life outside of the office is never boring for Schubert. He does his best to have adventures instead of taking simple, relaxing vacations. He has a passion for backpacking, mountain climbing, and scuba diving.

Product of the Year
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
40 Under Forty: Get Recognized
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
MEP Giants Program
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
September 2018
Power boiler control, Product of the Year, power generation,and integration and interoperability
August 2018
MEP Giants, lighting designs, circuit protection, ventilation systems, and more
July 2018
Integrating electrical and HVAC systems, emerging trends in fire, life safety, ASHRAE 90.4
Data Centers: Impacts of Climate and Cooling Technology
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
Safety First: Arc Flash 101
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
Critical Power: Hospital Electrical Systems
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
Data Center Design
Data centers, data closets, edge and cloud computing, co-location facilities, and similar topics are among the fastest-changing in the industry.
click me