Our team of over 2,800 employee-owners applies cutting-edge solutions to help organizations across North America establish and achieve critical sustainability goals while reducing operating costs and GHG emissions.

We are proud to be part of a global sustainability movement

Image of Salas O'Brien Chairman and CEO, Darin Anderson. He joined the Real Leaders podcast to talk more about Salas O'Brien's focus on sustainability and making a positive impact on the world.

Making the world a better place is core to who we are and is a philosophy that starts at the top.

Darin Anderson, Chairman and CEO, appeared as a special guest on the Real Leaders Podcast. He discussed the environmental ethos upon which Salas O’Brien was founded and resulting sustainable impacts, advice for CEO’s contemplating employee ownership, how a people-focused culture can create lifetime employees, and more. Listen to the podcast.

Image representing sustainability in the built environment.

Companies around the world are stepping up their efforts to address climate change.

The built environment contributes to over 40% of annual global CO2 emissions, so improvements in building efficiency make a huge impact. This article shares how organizations can get started through real-world examples. Read the article.

Our impact extends beyond our client work, to our team members and communities.

Our 2023 Year in Review provides a comprehensive recap of our growth and continued dedication to advancing the human experience through the built environment. View the report.

Darin AndersonChairman and CEO
The demand for clean energy, sustainability, and decarbonization is definitely accelerating quickly. I’m glad corporate decision makers are seeing that it makes sense—that there is an ROI and it’s also the responsible thing to do.
Darin AndersonChairman and CEO
Project Highlights

Applying knowledge and expertise for a lasting, sustainable impact

Edwards Air Force Base Photovoltaic & Battery Storage Program

Salas O’Brien partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense on one of the largest photovoltaic-battery storage facilities in North America at Edwards Air Force Base in California, providing feasibility studies, engineering, and facilitating the energy resiliency development enhanced-use lease (EUL) to make it viable. Read more.

Miami University’s Path to Carbon Neutrality

Our team led Miami University in Ohio’s geothermal campus conversion. Over a 10-year timeline, the university reduced their annual campus energy bills from $12 million to $5 million with 25% percent growth in campus square footage. Read more.

Waxdale Facility’s Low Carbon Energy Master Plan

Salas O’Brien is providing energy analysis, economic analysis, and carbon emission reduction models to take SC Johnson’s Waxdale facility, the company’s largest manufacturing operation worldwide, to near carbon zero status. Read more.

SunTrax Autonomous Vehicle Facility

We provided comprehensive MEP design, primary power distribution systems, and central plant to support safe testing of emerging EV and autonomous vehicle technologies in controlled, simulated environments for Florida’s 100,000 square foot SunTrax facility. Read more.