“One of our core values at Baumann is community engagement and knowledge exchange. Our team has always been generous in volunteering their talents and time. Through conference participation, leadership roles in industry groups, charity events, and teaching we are actively involved in supporting the needs of our communities.” Oliver Baumann, President, Baumann Consulting
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, our team opted to send holiday e-cards instead of mailing physical cards this year. We also made charitable donations to the following non-profit organizations to support the local communities of our three offices.
Capital Area Food Bank – Washington, D.C.: Together with partners, donors, and volunteers this organization is sourcing and distributing an average of 88,000 daily meals—more than 30 million meals a year to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity in Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Cradles to Crayons – Chicago, IL: This organization provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to succeed.
GRÜNHELME (Green Helmets) – Frankfurt, Germany: This organization supports local communities to rebuilt their infrastructure that was destroyed because of war or environmental disasters.
Baumann’s team leverages its knowledge and expertise through leadership roles as board members of leading industry organizations including the Passive House Alliance U.S. (PHAUS), the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), and SustainUS. Our staff has donated pro-bono consulting services to a variety of deserving causes, including performing home energy assessments for low-income families throughout Washington, D.C. for Groundswell, and providing energy benchmarking support for the Chicago Housing Authority’s affordable senior housing portfolio during the pilot of USGBC’s new skill-based volunteer program ADVANCE. For information about our community engagement, please visit News.
We give back to our communities by donating our time to support a variety of local organizations and events, including the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Engineering Fest, the Greenbuilt Home Tour, and Green Apple Day of Service, to name a few.
A thriving energy efficiency industry relies on cutting edge new research. Baumann is proud to support research projects aimed at advancing new innovations in the industry, such as our ongoing partnership with the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) on the ARPA-E funded project RAPMOD (Rapid Building Energy Modeler). For information about our current work, please visit Portfolio.
Baumann fosters the next generation of leaders in the high-performance building industry by offering traineeships for German undergraduate and post-graduate students to gain experience in the U.S. We also plan to develop a similar program for U.S. students to work in our Frankfurt office in Germany. For information about current opportunities, please visit Careers.
Our diverse team of engineers, planners, and consultants has extensive experience sharing best-practice and subject matter expertise at leading industry conferences and symposia. We welcome opportunities to share our transatlantic expertise and engage in meaningful dialogue with our partners and peers. Please reach out to us if you are interested in hosting one of our experts for a guest lecture, lunch and learn, or other speaking engagement. For information about our upcoming events, please visit News.