About Us


The Emerald Built Environments approach to goal setting, third-party certification and project management was  developed with more than 75 years of project experience. The Emerald Built Environments approach represents a comprehensive, integrated suite of services necessary for the successful outcome of new or existing performance green building or infrastructure projects. Our approach has been developed to address the numerous detailed requirements, strategies and measures associated with the pursuit of sustainability certifications and your sustainability efforts to establish the accountability required for you to achieve sustainability goals and third-party certification for buildings, sites, roadways and bridges.

We lead the design, construction, operations, and maintenance teams to focus efforts on creating a high-performance project that exceeds your expectations. We guide teams to develop documentation required to demonstrate certification compliance and represent the team to the certifying body. We’re proud to boast successes on more than 100 projects, many of which exceeded their initial goals for certification.


The pathway to high-level sustainable vertical and horizontal built environments is the integrative process and a collaborative partnership between you, stakeholders, and project teams. Emerald Built Environments facilitates and fosters the collaborative process and provides you with superior value that extends beyond the project.

By weaving your goals for sustainability together with the expertise of project teams and our project management systems, we provide unrivaled strategy development and implementation starting with site selection and continuing through design, construction and operations. This process helps ensure your investment aligns with expectations of both first cost and life-cycle operational costs.

Our clients are developers, corporations, governments, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, light and heavy industry, and AEC firms including:

  • Bialosky Cleveland
  • Big River Steel
  • BlueOak Arkansas
  • BNY Mellon
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Cleveland Housing Network
  • City of Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga Community College
  • Geis Companies
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Ohio University
  • Old Dominion Freight Lines
  • The Collaborative
  • The Ohio State University
  • Vocon
  • Weber Murphy & Fox

With our expertise in corporate responsibility, Emerald Built Environments consults organizations regarding sustainable business operations and strategies that include:

  • W.S. Tyler Company
  • The City of Cleveland
  • Ozanne Construction
  • Landmark Real Estate Management

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Emerald Built Environments

Emerald Built Environments is an international consulting company with expertise in business, sustainability, engineering and building science. We exist to transform buildings, roadways, neighborhoods and developed land to achieve a healthy economy and environment. We consult with building owners and developers, and their design, construction and operations teams using integrated decision-making to align recognized industry standards and certifications with the owner’s performance metrics and financial goals.