Jane BareJane Bare is a chemical engineer with 24 years of experience within the U.S. EPA. She is one of 14 recognized international experts on the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) International Life Cycle Panel which is the governing body of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. She has served on the US Green Building Council's Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) into Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) working group, DuPont's biobased advisory group, the American Institute of Chemical Engineering's (AICHE's) Sustainability Metrics Working Group, the National Institute of Science and Technology's (NIST's) biobased advisory group, and numerous SETAC North America and SETAC Europe Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) working groups. She has organized and chaired three international special topic workshops on LCIA and was active in ISO 14042 (Life Cycle Impact Assessment) development. She is the developer of the US EPA's Tool for the Reduction and Assessment of Chemical and other environmental Impacts (TRACI) which has been distributed to over 25,000 users. TRACI has been selected and/or used by: the U.S. Green Building Council, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability), the U.S. Marine Corps' EKAT (Environmental Knowledge and Assessment Tool), Pre Consultants' SimaPro (software for LCA), PE Engineering's GaBi (software for LCA), NSF International/American National Standard NSF 140 - 2005 - Sustainable Carpet Assessment Draft Standard. Her TRACI research was recognized in April 2006 with the individual Gold Medal for Exceptional Service - the highest EPA honor award.