Erik Ruoff, LEED AP

Principal, Director of Operations

Erik joined The Green Engineer in 2006 as its first employee, and helped Founder, Chris Schaffner, build the company to become one of the premier sustainable design consulting firms. A Principal in Charge and former President of the Board at The Green Engineer, Erik’s expertise is in running charrettes, preparing energy master plans and assisting owners, architects, contractors and consultants in the LEED & WELL certification process. Erik has the designation of LEED AP Building Design + Construction from the US Green Building Council. He has acted as the LEED Project Manager or Administrator for over 60 LEED certified projects with another 20+ pursuing certification. He was the Sustainability Principal in Charge on the 1st project to achieve WELL Gold certification the US, and the 2nd to achieve WELL Gold in the world, under the New & Existing Building category. Erik is currently working on multiple projects pursuing WELL certification.

Erik was a founding member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC’s Emerging Green Builders (Emerging Professionals) where he acted as Co-Chair in 2008. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Chapter of the USGBC in 2009-2011 and again from 2013-2014. Erik has guest lectured at MIT and the Wentworth Institute of Technology, and has taught courses and studios in the Sustainable Design and Building Technology department at the Boston Architectural College.  His experience as a practitioner using LEED & WELL on projects gives him good insight into the motivating factors that drive owners to seek third party certification of their projects. Erik earned his B.A. from Bucknell University.