Robert Rafson, P.E, President


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Chart House Energy founder and President has 27 years experience in environmental engineering, design, construction and operation of over 150 environmental improvement projects in the United States and abroad. Mr. Rafson has achieved recognition in energy efficiency, patented innovative soil remediation technology, gaseous emission controls and Brownfield redevelopment. He has also supervised the redevelopment of 17 contaminated properties including four superfund projects in the Chicago area and since 2006 has been developing renewable energy systems under Rafson Engineering, including the largest solar thermal system in Illinois.

Mr. Rafson has authored the authoritative text “Brownfield” – Redeveloping environmentally contaminated properties, published June 1999 with McGraw-Hill. He has graduated form University of Wisconsin/Madison with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.