Enacting Positive Change Through Integrated Design

Chris Shaffner is the Founder and CEO of the Green Engineer.

In this interview Shaffner talks about the need to show people that there are many more benefits to moving towards higher efficiency energy practices beyond lower energy bills. Moving away from traditional sources of energy like natural gas can greatly enhance quality of life, is great from a sustainability standpoint and is a key step in aiming to safeguard our future.

Schaffner argues that through integrated design we can effectively enact positive change whilst using the resources at our disposal as efficiently as possible. For example, if you wanted to reduce the amount of energy you use year on year on heating your building, the most logical place to start would be to make the insulation as efficient as possible.

Schaffner tells us that in order to achieve the best possible results it is key to identify and incorporate your goals early in the process.