What We Do

Navigating the steps to climate neutrality

GreenerU envisions educational and community institutions leading the world in mitigating climate change. Our mission is to help our clients achieve climate neutrality and sustainable operations.


What is design build climate action?

GreenerU is a design-build firm—we work with our clients from the beginning to design the most cost-effective, energy-efficient, and functional energy systems in spaces, providing unified project recommendations to fit your schedule and budget. And then we manage the entire construction process from start to finish.

And we do all this by integrating climate action into our model. From big-picture planning and programming to detail-driven project orientation, GreenerU helps institutions navigate the organizational, operational, and infrastructure changes required to reach climate neutrality. We provide a broad range of customized program- and project-management services:

GreenerU’s experienced professionals help institutions with the entire complex process of energy-efficiency auditing and baselining, formulation and design, managing implementation, providing training at project closeout, and monitoring results—all with an eye toward engagement and sensitivity to our clients’ unique needs. What’s more, we help our clients maximize utility incentives and offer several financing opportunities.

The GreenerU difference

We started in 2009 helping the education sector, where campuses can have a vast variety of building types: classrooms, living quarters, gymnasiums, office space, and so much more. Sometimes they are microcosms of small cities, each with their own unique cultures, with continuous operations and a promise to deliver high-quality education to the students whom they serve.

These and other institutions are challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their operations, to provide comfortable indoor environments, to generate cost savings in the process, and—most importantly—to continue pursuing the institutional vision, mission, and values.

One principle that makes sense is to focus on the “first fuel,” energy efficiency: reduce energy demand before adding or replacing supply. Something else we know: change involves people, no matter how technical the solution is.

We’ve become a vital and active partner with more than 80 educational and community institutions that are looking to see significant progress in the fight against climate change. We recognize that institutions of all stripes are vibrant places of learning, with many moving parts and a collective interest from a broad range of stakeholders who are juggling multiple priorities.

That’s why our business model is centered around a single objective for our clients: helping to navigate the steps to climate neutrality. We do this through planning, engineering, and implementation—a simple framework we use to visualize the more complex building blocks of getting to climate neutral.

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