The Green Engineer offers a wide range of services, including the following:
Sustainable Design Consulting
We offer conceptual advice, design reviews, project assessment, and sustainable cost-benefit analysis depending on project scope and requirements.
LEED Certification Project Management
Our experience with the LEED process enables your team to successfully and efficiently use the USGBC’s LEED Green Building Rating System.
We perform the key computations needed to quantify the strengths of different design options that will be useful throughout the project. Early energy modeling is critical to successful, cost-effective sustainable design. Software capabilities include: eQuest EnergyPlus, DesignBuilder, and Trace. These programs include BIM capabilities.
We have experience planning and developing zero net energy (ZNE) buildings and facilities. Christopher Schaffner, PE, LEED Fellow, and Principal-in-Charge at The Green Engineer, was a member of Governor Deval Patrick's Zero Net Energy Building Task Force, and is very familiar with the Commonwealth's efforts toward zero net buildings.
Design Review Services
As a third-party expert, we have expertise in reviewing a range of building types.
A hallmark of the sustainable approach, we recommend collaborative design charrettes early in the process to promote holistic thinking.
The Green Engineer has trained over 10,000 design professionals in the use of USGBC’s LEED Rating System since 2001.
Energy Benchmarking, Climate Action Plans & Campus Master Plans
The Green Engineer also assists institutions (educational and other) with energy benchmarking for their campuses. The benchmarking efforts provide useful information on campus energy use, and inform the determination of campus facilities suitable for ASHRAE Level II Energy Audits. This exercise is useful in helping institutions develop climate action plans designed to reduce campus greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water-use, and waste for both the existing buildings as well as future development on campus.