The Green Engineer team aims to identify and serve the long term-interests of both our clients and the planet.
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 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.