Jochen Schaefer has been with Baumann Consulting since the company was founded in 2006. As the Director of the Washington, D.C. office and former Head of the Green Building Management Group, Jochen has managed and overseen over 35 LEED certification projects in the U.S. and abroad. Jochen’s expertise with the LEED green building standard includes the New Construction, Core & Shell, Commercial Interior, and Existing Building: Operation & Maintenance rating systems. Jochen excels at working with clients to develop innovative design solutions to achieve a project’s sustainability goals. He has provided expertise in the development of sustainable concepts for projects such as the Russian application for the Soccer World Cup in 2018, as well as the development of a Green Facility Guide for a leading manufacturer’s new and existing facilities worldwide.

After graduating from the University of Applied Science in Mannheim, Germany with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1996, Jochen spent nine years in the Mechanical Engineering Department at BASF AG, Germany. While at BASF, Jochen served as Project Manager for all of BASF’s design projects in the U.S.

Jochen has given numerous presentations and educational seminars, is the author of various publications, and has co-authored a book.