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PD/AED Seminar Series - Mehdi Jalayerian

When: Monday, April 10, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: Technological Institute, A230, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Tierney Acott   (847) 491-3257

Group: McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Category: Lectures & Meetings


High Performance Building System Design Strategies


This presentation will review building energy trends and discusses major design strategies for wide range of building types.  Additionally, the presentation will offer a proven collaborative approach to optimize the energy and operational performance of buildings. The building configuration/massing and envelope plays a major role in meeting any buildings sustainability goals and complying with ever-improving energy codes requirements. The art of designing a beautiful façade that balances loss/ gain, daylight, solar radiation requires an optimized integrated solution. Case buildings will dive into the required design strategies that improve the built environment and adds value to the development.


Mehdi Jalayerian is Senior Managing Director for ESD. His expertise spans over three and half decades of work on iconic tall-megatall mixed-use, public assembly, commercial and institutional buildings that include the world’s first positive energy large scale building and the world’s next tallest building. He is a frequent speaker on integrated building systems design with a focus on high performance, flexibility, life safety, phased occupancy and Intelligent Buildings and is a major contributing author to the ASHRAE Design Guide for Tall, Supertall and Megatall Buildings and chairs the Application Handbook for ASHRAE TC9.12. He holds master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas and is a licensed Professional Engineer in 14 states.

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