Charlie Goff

Charlie Goff

Senior Environmental Engineer

In the coming decades, the world must decarbonize its energy use to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, while simultaneously investing in measures to make the energy system more resilient to a changing climate. This transition presents many challenges, and how we meet these challenges will greatly impact our world’s economic, environmental, political, and social state. I’m proud to work with ERG’s clients to help facilitate this transition so that we can all live in a safer, more prosperous, and healthy world.

Charlie Goff is an expert in clean energy markets and technologies, energy resiliency strategies, and greenhouse gas estimation methods. Leveraging degrees in mechanical engineering and energy policy, he provides technical, market research, policy, strategic planning, education, and outreach support to help clients transform our energy landscape. An expert in distributed generation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy, Charlie helps clients evaluate clean energy market opportunities, navigate state and federal regulations, understand technical and economic aspects of project development, quantify environmental benefits, and raise awareness of clean energy solutions. 

Certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP®) and Certified Energy Manager (CEM®), Charlie also helps industrial, commercial, and residential building design teams understand the value of energy efficiency and renewable measures and integrate them into effective, resilient building designs in communities around the country. He has also worked with clients in the oil and gas, agriculture, and wastewater sectors to develop tools, resources, and projects for methane mitigation, recovery, and use around the world. He regularly speaks at clean energy conferences and workshops nationwide on combined heat and power, energy efficiency, and clean energy project development. 

Charlie holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.P.P. with a focus on clean energy/environmental policy from Georgetown University. A lifetime member of the Arctic Ocean Polar Bear Club, Charlie enjoys travelling and working to help the world maintain varied and unique places to see and experience.