Paul Zofnass is President of the Environmental Financial Consulting Group (EFCG), a firm he founded in 1990 to provide strategic and financial advice to the environmental and infrastructure engineering/consulting (“e/c”) industry. EFCG has served as an advisor to over 200 e/c firms over the past 30 years.
In addition to his professional role in the environmental field, Paul is an environmental steward. He created the Zofnass Sustainable Infrastructure Program at Harvard to develop a rating system to measure sustainability as it applies to major civil infrastructure. This rating system was merged with the system developed by ASCE, ACEC, and APWA and is now known as “Envision”. It is marketed and made available to public agencies, by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and used by over 80 city and state agencies and 90 projects in the US and abroad. Prior to this, Paul assisted Harvard in establishing its Environmental Studies Program in the 1990s and funded its first Scholarship; initiated and funded the Zofnass Tree Identification Program for NYC’s Central Park; created the Zofnass Family Preserve/Westchester Wilderness Walk in Pound Ridge, NY, a 200 acre preserve with 10 miles of hiking trails; and donated the permanent New England Forest Exhibition at the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Paul is an alumnus from Harvard College, Harvard Law and Harvard Business School.