Charlie Cichetti - Sustainable Investment Group Sustainable Investment Group

Charlie Cichetti

Atlanta, GA  |  Boulder, CO  |  Minneapolis, MN  |  New York, NY | San Francisco, CA

portrait of Charlie Cichetti | Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)CEO & Co-Founder

Charlie Cichetti oversees the company’s daily operations. He strives to find synergy amongst SIG’s core green building services: Training, Consulting, and Engineering Services. His focus is on Business Development and Strategy for the company as well Client Relationships. On key projects, he acts as Project Executive. Charlie truly is a technical expert, having worked on the ground with multiple rating systems including LEED NC, CS, CI, EBO&M, Schools as well as millions of SF of ENERGY STAR and Cx/RCx projects. He has led many projects to the highest levels of LEED Certification.

Mr. Cichetti holds a degree in Business Management from the College of Business at Georgia Tech and has successfully become a LEED Accredited Professional in the following areas:

  • LEED v2.2 – New Construction + Major Renovation
  • Green Associate
  • Building Design + Construction
  • Interior Design + Construction
  • Operations + Maintenance
  • Neighborhood Development
  • Homes

Committee and Organization Involvement:

  • Associated General Contractors (AGC)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
  • Vistage International

Select Project Experience:

  • Mansell Overlook Campus – 4 Expedited LEED EBO&M Gold Projects
  • 148 Acre Mixed-Use Suwanee Gateway (including LEED CS office building)
  • University Office Park (23 buildings) – GSA ENERGY STAR Mandates
  • Centrum at Glenridge – Class A Office Building in Atlanta (LEED EBO&M Gold)
  • One & Two Premier Plaza – Class A Office Towers (LEED EBO&M Silver and Gold)
  • First Congregational Church – UCC (LEED NC)
  • 400 Room Marriott Hotel – LEED NC Silver
  • 140 Room SpringHill Suites Hotel – LEED NC Gold
  • Multiple High Rise Office Buildings in NYC – LEED EB
  • Multi-Purpose Gym – LEED for Schools Gold
  • Georgia Dome – LEED Audit & Technical Services
  • 3.9 Million SF Convention Center – LEED Audit & Technical Services

Select Clients:

  • Associated General Contractors [AGC] (32 Locations)
  • Building Owners and Managers Association [BOMA] (24 Locations)
  • Green Building Education Services (GBES)
  • JLL
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • Hines
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • BlackRock
  • Paramount Group, Inc.
  • Daniel Corp.
  • Blake Real Estate

Charlie has more than 15 years of experience in commercial construction, real estate development, project management, and LEED consulting. He has directed multi-million dollar office, warehouse, specialty, and condo construction projects. Prior to being a LEED Consultant and Trainer, his background started as a General Contractor and transitioned to Real Estate when he worked for Opus Corporation, a $2.2B leading commercial real estate and design-build developer. Opus was an early leader within the LEED movement and he gained invaluable experience from an Owner’s perspective.

Since transitioning into the Green Building Industry, Charlie has worked on over 56 Million SF of LEED, ENERGY STAR, and Cx/RCx projects for clients ranging from JLL, JP Morgan, and Morgan Stanley, to the Army Corp of Engineers and various School Systems. Project types include Class A Office, Medical, Hotel, School, Stadium, and Convention Center. Mr. Cichetti was one of the first professionals to hold all of the new LEED credentials. He is also a sought after trainer and speaker on green building topics.