Local Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Strategy Examples

Chris Schaffner PE, LEED Fellow

The Green Engineer

Founder and President
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

at 5:00 pm

168 Snell Engineering

This week we’ll get to hear about some details behind specific strategies used in a few projects in the area. The conversation will include the new bio-digester at the Smuttynose Brewery in New Hampshire, the solar canopy at Walden Pond, a life cycle cost comparison of chilled beams and VRF in Lexington Schools, and a ground source heat pump study with the MassDOT Laboratory.


Chris has 28 years of experience in the design of building systems with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. and is currently an elected member of the USGBC Advisory Council, as well as a volunteer with the LEED Advisory Committee. Chris is also a part-time Lecturer at NEU and has been involved in a large number of projects across many building types, including energy intensive research laboratories and hospitals. Among all his projects, over 126 are LEED Certified.