The Green Engineer, Inc.

Certified B Corporation

Massachusetts, United States

Certified Since

May 2011


Architecture design & planning


Service with Minor Environmental Footprint

Operates In

United States

The Green Engineer, Inc is a sustainable design consulting firm specializing in energy efficient and sustainable solutions for the built environment. Founded in 2005 by Christopher Schaffner, the firm currently has a staff of twenty-five, with twenty LEED-accredited professionals. The Green Engineer sees sustainability as a core goal shared by all design team members and stakeholders. The Green Engineer Inc practices Integrative Design, a whole system approach, which looks at diverse connections in buildings and explores their inter-relationships. Their practice uses tools such as energy and daylight modeling and life-cycle assessment of materials, to analyze project performance and inform decision-making. They provide guidance in determining appropriate sustainable design measures for each project. The Green Engineer firm consists of both Project Managers and Building Performance Analysts, which enable them to mange a LEED project from start to finish. They also consult for non-LEED clients, including affordable housing agencies and other non-profit developers. The Green Engineer, Inc is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, has adopted the Architecture 2030 Challenge, and is an Energy Star partner.

Overall B Impact Score

Based on the B Impact assessment, The Green Engineer, Inc. earned an overall score of 121.7. The median score for ordinary businesses who complete the assessment is currently 50.9.
121.7 Overall B Impact Score
80 Qualifies for B Corp Certification
50.9 Median Score for Ordinary Businesses

Governance 17.6

Governance evaluates a company's overall mission, engagement around its social/environmental impact, ethics, and transparency. This section also evaluates the ability of a company to protect their mission and formally consider stakeholders in decision making through their corporate structure (e.g. benefit corporation) or corporate governing documents.

Mission & Engagement1.3
Ethics & Transparency6.2
+ Mission Locked10

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Workers 39.6

Workers evaluates a company’s contributions to its employees’ financial security, health & safety, wellness, career development, and engagement & satisfaction. In addition, this section recognizes business models designed to benefit workers, such as companies that are at least 40% owned by non-executive employees and those that have workforce development programs to support individuals with barriers to employment.

Financial Security16.9
Health, Wellness, & Safety9.3
Career Development4.5
Engagement & Satisfaction6.8

Community 19.6

Community evaluates a company’s engagement with and impact on the communities in which it operates, hires from, and sources from. Topics include diversity, equity & inclusion, economic impact, civic engagement, charitable giving, and supply chain management. In addition, this section recognizes business models that are designed to address specific community-oriented problems, such as poverty alleviation through fair trade sourcing or distribution via microenterprises, producer cooperative models, locally focused economic development, and formal charitable giving commitments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion4.1
Economic Impact7.0
Civic Engagement & Giving6.0

Environment 42.9

Environment evaluates a company’s overall environmental management practices as well as its impact on the air, climate, water, land, and biodiversity. This includes the direct impact of a company’s operations and, when applicable its supply chain and distribution channels. This section also recognizes companies with environmentally innovative production processes and those that sell products or services that have a positive environmental impact. Some examples might include products and services that create renewable energy, reduce consumption or waste, conserve land or wildlife, provide less toxic alternatives to the market, or educate people about environmental problems.

Environmental Management1.3
Air & Climate4.7
Land & Life2.7
+ Training & Collaboration7.1
+ Community4.5
+ Certification11.5
+ Materials & Codes10.6

What is this? A company with an Impact Business Model is intentionally designed to create a specific positive outcome for one of its stakeholders - such as workers, community, environment, or customers.

Customers 1.8

Customers evaluates a company’s stewardship of its customers through the quality of its products and services, ethical marketing, data privacy and security, and feedback channels. In addition, this section recognizes products or services that are designed to address a particular social problem for or through its customers, such as health or educational products, arts & media products, serving underserved customers/clients, and services that improve the social impact of other businesses or organizations.

Customer Stewardship1.2

Previous Overall B Impact Scores

2022 Overall B Impact Score121.7
2017 Overall B Impact Score141.6
2015 Overall B Impact Score115.6
2014 Overall B Impact Score104.4
2013 Overall B Impact Score104.4

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