About Emerald Built Environments

Guiding clients towards excellent results in the built environment

Client Testimonial Video

We are your Team. Emerald Built Environments has been helping client achieve their sustainability goals for over a decade.  Recently, several clients shared their thoughts on why they include us on their Team. Click the play button to learn more.

We collaborate with our clients on projects all over the world, and at all stages - new construction, major renovations and facility operations. Our work crosses 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. Will your project be next? 

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New Construction + Major Renovation Projects

From small commercial projects to 2 million square foot mixed use potato chip manufacturers to steel mills, K-12 schools and advanced learning spaces, Emerald excels at helping owners of major construction and renovation projects reach goals. Leveraging frameworks and discipline from sustainable certifications and the analysis created from energy modeling, we help our clients achieve higher performance for both construction costs and operational costs. 

Learn more in our On Demand Webinar about how to save first and operational costs.


Existing Buildings + Portfolios

The total lifecycle cost of a building is often 80% or more from operations.

We use tools such as energy audits, energy modeling, performance tracking, and consumption analysis to deliver smart recommendations.  With an understanding of your goals, we help you shape the right projects and improvement plans to maximize value from your existing buildings.




Global Perspective

Working on projects across the U.S. and internationally allows us to stay at the forefront of sustainable and high performance designs and emerging technologies.  We use this global experience to help our customers expand understanding and create more opportunity.


Business Focused

Whether or not your organization is in the business of buildings, you are in the business of financial and performance metrics.  We understand where buildings fall in the spectrum of profit center to cost center for our clients and are able to present options that meet your organization's goals.

Delivering Worldwide Expertise in...


For new construction, major renovation or operations management, master planning and capital improvement planning.

owners advisory service


MEP - and Envelope Commissioning, New and existing buildings Commissioning, Retro-Commissioning, ongoing Commissioning,
Testing and Verification



Energy Audits and Building Assessments for existing buildings and portfolios as well as Facility Site Assessments.

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LEED cert


LEED BD+C, ID+C, O+M, HOMES, ND, Enterpise Green Communities, WELL certification, FitWel certification, Green Globes certification, NGBS (National Green Building Standard), SITES, INVEST, EnergyStar and more

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For design-assist, new and existing buildings, sustainable certifications, utility incentives and funding documentation.

integrated design


Sustainable Design Charrette, Site Assessment, Integrated Design Facilitation with Early Energy Modeling and Water Budget Analysis

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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