About Emerald Built Environments

Guiding clients towards excellent results in the built environment.

WE’VE GOT HISTORY

Celebrating ten years

Emerald is celebrating 10 years!  It would not be possible without all of our dedicated clients and the amazing projects on which we have worked.  Together we have enjoyed collaborating with owners and their teams on new construction, major renovations and facility operations across all building types. Collectively we have touched hundreds of green building certification, building commissioning and green financing projects across the globe—North America, Europe, Africa and Asia—all from our home in Cleveland, Ohio. Scroll through a few of our many proud moments.

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Partners Matt and Laura met each other while working on LEED certification projects in downtown Cleveland. Matt as building commissioning agent and Laura as Green Building Consultant. They were working on one of the first LEED projects in Cleveland, Ohio - the IMG Center, which achieved LEED EB O+M.

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An den Bruecken in Munich became the first LEED Core & Shell v3 Platinum project worldwide and won the German Sustainability Oscar.

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The Squaire at Frankfurt Airport, a LEED CS Gold certification, won the prestigious MIPM award which recognizes excellence and innovation in the international real estate sector.

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Victory Center, a historic rehab in Cleveland, OH, saved $250,000 in construction costs through effective building commissioning processes.

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Big River Steel in Osceola, AK became the first ever LEED certified steel production facility and in 2017 won the USGBC Green Tie award for Overall Best Project.

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The Circle at Zurich Airport in Europe, a two million square foot mixed-used development, achieved 20% energy savings. EBE-led early energy modeling resulted in projected savings of over $600,000 USD annually.

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We are specialists in the WELL Building Standard! We now have two WELL APs on our team and have completed WELL Performance Testing Agent training.

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2019 brings to close several multi-year projects and many LEED Certifications. Included among them are Brookfield Properties Cleveland, Ohio headquarters, Tri-C Metro's Campus Center, and The Ohio State University's Lima Student Wellness Center.

Measuring Success

We know that metrics matter to you.  They matter to us too.

As we work with our clients and their teams to achieve financial and operational performance goals, we are often focused on helping define baselines and opportunities for improvement.  Sometimes we help our customers set their goals and the metrics that matter and other times we help them find ways to succeed.

Over the last 10 years we have helped clients reach their goals using a variety of tools and best practices.  Not all projects are the same and our project-service mix reflects our ability to deliver what matters most to each project.

Projects ...

Pursuing green building certification

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Using energy modeling as a design tool

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With repeat clients

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With green funding requirements

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What our clients say ...

A very big Thank You for the many years of successful collaboration on our LEED projects. Your input is always of immense significance, making our work considerably simpler and contributes to the projects’ success, especially for our very complex projects.  We are very much looking forward to many more projects together.

Amstein_walthert-1 Christoph Dewald Team Lead Building and Sustainability Controlling

EBE did an outstanding job of leading BlueOak Arkansas through the LEED certification process and identified several additional ways for us to improve our energy efficiency and operational practices.  By formally joining together under one company, Laura, Matt and Susann will be even better positioned to provide value-added services to growth-oriented companies like ours.

Blueoak-logo2 Ahab Garas CEO

Emerald Built Environments has the staff we trust when referring clients worldwide for sustainability and energy services.

Client SEAM-Logo-1 Don Frankel CEO

Our Team

Abby McDonald

Sustainability Consultant, MS
LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP

Dwayne Petko

Performance Testing Agent
BPI, HERS rater

Jane Wise

Office Manager

Laura Steinbrink

Principal
MBA, LEED AP BD+C

Matthew Setzekorn

Principal, PE, BCxP,
BEAP, BEMP, LEED AP

Sophia Hestad

Project Engineer, EI
BSE