It is The Green Engineer’s purpose to identify and serve the long term-interests of our clients and the planet, in alignment.
The Green Engineer, Inc. is a sustainable design consulting firm specializing
in solutions to design, build, and operate buildings with improved energy
efficiency and reduced impact on the environment. Founded in 2005 by Chris
Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, the firm has a staff of 16 including 11
LEED Accredited Professionals. The expert team brings experience
and perspective from a backgrounds including engineering,
architecture, construction, planning, development, and public policy. We
practice Integrative Design and see sustainability as a core goal shared by
design team members and stakeholders. Our practice uses tools like energy
and daylight modeling and life-cycle assessment of materials to analyze
performance and inform our decision-making. We also consult for non-LEED
clients, including affordable housing and other non-profit developers.
We are incorporated as a Massachusetts Benefit Corporation, a unique business model for for-profit companies that have social mission beyond profit. We file an annual report outlining our public benefit, and conduct a third party review of our operations, which has resulted in our certification as a B Corp. We’re one of less than 1300 Certified B Corps world-wide. We have also recently become an employee owned company. Today, half of our permanent staff members are also owners.