Katie Mason joins Vermont Green Building Network Board of Directors
Founded in 2002, the non-profit Vermont Green Building Network (VGBN) works to advance the...
Since 1994, Cx Associates has been dedicated to engineering better buildings for people and planet. What started with building commissioning has since grown to offer a suite of services for new and existing buildings, energy management, and efficiency programs. As our experience deepens within our areas of expertise and across our markets, we continue to develop new services to meet the needs of our clients and an ever-changing industry.
Cx Associates was founded in 1994 by Thomas Anderson, a pioneer in the field of building commissioning. Jennifer Chiodo joined Tom in January 2005 and helped to grow the business to encompass the services and expertise we provide today.
In 2013, Tom Anderson reduced his role in the firm and became Principal Emeritus, and Matt Napolitan, formerly a Senior Engineer, became a Principal. In March 2020, Jennifer Chiodo stepped down as Managing Principal to explore new opportunities, and Matt stepped into the role of Managing Principal.
Cx Associates has continued to grow over the past few years, bringing together a group of engineers and administrative staff from diverse professional backgrounds that share the goal of combating climate change through our work.
Cx Associates’ Managing Principal Matt Napolitan, P.E., CCP, CPMP, LEED AP BD+C has over 20 years experience in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of high performance buildings. In 2020, Matt took full ownership of Cx Associates. In addition to guiding the company into the future, Matt continues to be involved in projects.
Cx Associates is a team of dedicated engineers and professionals that share a commitment to our vision of engineering a future where buildings are better. Our small size allows us to remain client-centered. We pride ourselves on our client relationships, and have a long history with many recurring customers to show for it.
The office space at 110 Main Street in downtown Burlington, Vermont was designed by Cx Associates and the Brick Box Company to achieve LEED Commercial Interiors certification for energy efficiency, building commissioning, proximity to public transportation, lighting, water and material use.
The office has been awarded LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and features locally-sourced Vermont maple flooring and cabinetry salvaged from another construction project. The lighting system uses 60% less energy than is allowed by code, and carpeting is NSF 140 Gold certified, meeting requirements for public health and environment, recycled content, and energy efficiency in the production process. When the carpet wears out, the manufacturer will take it back and reuse the components. There is on-site secure bicycle storage to encourage a car-free commute, and we offer on-site recycling and composting.
Cx Associates also has an office at 386 Fore St. in Portland, Maine that we use as our home base for our projects in Maine. Located right around the corner from Maine Medical Center, it's the perfect jumping-off point for serving our Maine clients - a little Cx Associates home away from home.
Cx Associates’ mission is integral to the services we provide because we believe that by improving the way buildings are designed and operate, we can help slow the effects of climate change.
Our goal is to support owners and project teams to provide the expertise and resources needed to help them achieve their energy reduction goals. Should a project involve green building and seek LEED certification, our team is knowledgeable and experienced in meeting certification standards and documentation requirements.
We're proud to offer real performance improvements and solutions to our clients that help them achieve the best outcomes and position them to tackle climate change challenges in a way that works for their businesses.
Sustainability is at the core of Cx Associates’ culture. Beyond our work improving the way buildings work for people and planet, we also do our best to practice what we preach internally by:
Offsetting our carbon emissions through our business partnership with CarbonFund.org (100% offset as of 2019)
Offering on-site composting and recycling
Buying sustainably sourced products whenever possible
Offering a Green Incentives program to all employees to encourage more sustainable lifestyle choices, including bus passes, CarShare Vermont membership, benefits for walking or cycling to work, and vehicle efficiency maximization benefits
Cx Associates offers a generous compensation package including health insurance, retirement, Green Incentives, paid volunteer time, flexible/remote days, and ample paid vacation.
Please check our employment page for more information including current opportunities.