Sustainability Consultant
NEO Chapter

Building a Sustainable Future

Emerald Built Environments is an international consulting company with expertise in business, sustainability, engineering and building science. We 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.

We focus on the owner’s financial and performance goals from the start. By aligning all stakeholders around these goals in conjunction with sustainability requirements, projects naturally achieve a higher level of performance and success – they win. Drawing on our extensive experience with projects worldwide, we guide teams to solutions at the forefront of sustainability and energy efficiency.

Through our proven four-step process, we will identify challenges and clarify opportunities to solve them in a way that does not jeopardize the project’s goals, cost and schedule requirements.

Emerald Built Environments
4415 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103


Partner Contact

Laura Steinbrink, MBA, LEED-AP BD+C

Laura’s focus is on facilitating the highest quality engagements for clients, while leveraging the firm’s resources to meet client goals. She helps teams identify whole system visions for sustainability that create practical success for stakeholders. Her keen facilitation skills move clients and teams through difficult decisions by identifying what matters most, she has a knack for drawing innovative solutions from the collective. Laura has experience on over 50 LEED projects across the country including EBOM, BD+C, CI, ND and Homes.

Team Development

  • Neutral Team Facilitation
  • Team Communication Methods


  • Design Assist
  • Process Mapping


  • Integrative Design
  • Sustainability
  • Energy Modeling
  • Commissioning
  • Third-party Certifications (eg LEED)