Charlie Saville is a principal and director of sustainability at FitzGerald, a leading Chicago-based architectural and interior design firm with over 100 years of history in large-scale multifamily housing and mixed-use commercial projects in urban centers and suburban enclaves.
With over two decades of experience supporting design and development teams to bring high-performance buildings to life, Charlie is a recognized leader in the fields of sustainability, energy efficiency, system commissioning and optimization. Charlie brings a lifelong curiosity and aptitude for mastering complex systems and communicating the key ideas in ways that speak to a wide range of stakeholders, each with their own needs and objectives.
Equally comfortable speaking to government officials, institutional executives, technical experts, and talented designers, Charlie is always looking for the next opportunity to advance the industry through clear communication and aspirational growth. He has provided sustainability and green building certification for more than two decades. Some notable achievements include his advocacy for the Green Globes program and the first Green Globes-certified buildings in Chicago; the first FITWEL-certified multifamily project in the Midwest; the first “Petal” certified Commercial Interior office project in the United States, participation on teams that have achieved the highest levels of certification including Three Globes and LEED Platinum, and the first-ever IWBI WELL & GBI Green Globes dual-certification (Building and Health/Wellness) project in the United States.
Bachelor of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology
LEED Accredited Professional
Green Globes Accredited Professional Fellow
FITWEL Program Ambassador
1 Year @ FitzGerald
24 Years @ Total