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Jason Brandman

Jason Brandman As Vice President, Business Development, Jason is responsible for working with clients around North America to provide them solutions that meet their needs. With more than 26 years’ experience, Jason has been providing his knowledge and expertise in planning, environmental impact assessment and public policy analysis to major corporations, attorney's, various business entities, and state, regional, and local jurisdictions throughout California and the western United States.

As a recognized leader in his field, Jason has worked on a wide range of complex and controversial projects including downtown revitalization plans, major mixed-use developments, large/small scale residential developments, regional transportation corridor and utility transmission line studies, and commercial and industrial developments. Jason is a recognized expert in the management and analysis of Environmental Impact Reports, Environmental Impact Studies, Environmental Assessments, Mitigated Negative Declarations, Specific Plans and water/wastewater resource and hazardous material studies, planning land use, aesthetic analysis, transportation/circulation, geology, hydrology, public services, utilities and cultural resources.

Jason is also quite active in speaking at seminars and conferences where he regularly provides informative presentations to public agencies, private organizations, and the public at large. Jason earned his Bachelor's degree in Urban Geography from California State University at Fullerton.

Recent Posts

Rising to the Challenge of Calculating Scope 3 Emissions

Posted by Jason Brandman on Nov 19, 2013 9:54:00 AM


The world is heating up, and according to a UN climate change report, it is "likely" that human activity accounts for at least half of the global warming that has been observed since the 1950s. Industrial development catalyzes economic and social changes around the globe, creating environmental consequences. With smokestacks, large machinery, and extensive sourcing of supplies and transportation of products, global greenhouse gas (GHG) levels rise, trapping more heat in our atmosphere, causing global warming and climate change. Mankind is being exposed to the risks brought on by the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and global temperatures.

FCS Opens New Office in LA

Posted by Jason Brandman on Nov 14, 2013 8:28:00 AM


After 30 years of unparalleled environmental planning services, FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS), a leader in global sustainability solutions, is formally re-entering the LA market with the opening of its new office in West Los Angeles, located at 11755 Wilshire Blvd., in Suite 1660. The new location will allow FCS to better serve our existing LA clients, in addition to helping organizations, private companies and governmental institutions of all sorts to responsibly grow, operate, and navigate environmental and regulatory processes and advance their sustainability performance.

FCS Expands Services to San Jose Area

Posted by Jason Brandman on Nov 12, 2013 8:11:00 AM


For 30 years, FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS) has helped organizations, including private companies and governmental institutions, responsibly grow, operate, and navigate environmental and regulatory processes and improve their sustainability performance. With our newly opened San Jose office, we are able to offer our clients expanded client services and technical expertise.

Capitalizing on Energy Efficiency Solutions

Posted by Jason Brandman on Sep 17, 2013 10:14:00 AM


Governments and companies have the same objective in mind when it comes to energy efficiency. Create policies, projects and measures all designed to mitigate climate change, save the environment and reduce energy consumption and costs. The main difference is in their execution. Companies implement their energy efficiency plans within their operations while governments can either do it within city limits or go beyond state boundaries. They then turn a policy or project into a nationwide endeavor, or even an international one. The key is finding the right kind of energy management program that would best suit your needs to better attain the objective.

Energy Management Systems: Using Technology to Save on Costs

Posted by Jason Brandman on Sep 10, 2013 9:26:00 AM


Recently, many businesses have come up with several significant trends of energy efficiency. These trends involve cost reduction, the tendency to opt for renewable energy, a steady rise in the number of companies who would rather generate their own energy, instilling green technology into their buildings’ infrastructure, and choosing more sustainable sources of energy (like natural gas). Managers and owners alike are challenged to apply these trends and other similar energy ideas into their business objectives, corporate strategies, and functional areas.

Becoming Leaders in Energy Efficiency Solutions

Posted by Jason Brandman on Sep 5, 2013 9:40:00 AM


Whether you represent an organization, a community or a government, it is very possible to become a leader in energy efficiency. However, in an effort to do so you must create projects meant to generate more energy using renewable or sustainable resources and to consume less of what is available. This is something that every organization should be involved in if we have any chance of reducing or mitigating our environmental impact on the Earth – land, water and air.

Data Energy Management of the Industrial Sector

Posted by Jason Brandman on Aug 20, 2013 11:02:00 AM


Let’s face it! Among the major sectors of the economy, the industrial sector consumes the most amount of energy. Many of the organizations that make up this sector belong to high energy consuming industries such as manufacturing, mining, construction and agriculture. That being the case, it only follows that energy-related data from this sector would be immense.

FirstCarbon Solutions to Perform Hollywood Central Park EIR

Posted by Jason Brandman on Feb 27, 2013 7:50:00 AM