Mehdi Jalayerian

PE, LEED AP
Executive Vice President | Chief of Innovation | Global and High Performance Buildings Practice Leader

Mehdi Jalayerian’s expertise includes major high-rise and supertall buildings, convention/hotel facilities, and educational/government projects. Mehdi is responsible for business development, client relations, contract performance, and overall quality control among other duties. 

Education

  • University of Kansas, Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • University of Kansas, Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering (with Distinction)

Credentials

  • Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the States of Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
  • Registered Energy Professional, Chicago, Illinois
  • LEED AP (Accredited Professional)

Professional/Civic Affiliations

  • CCHRB (Chicago Committee on High-Rise Buildings)
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers)
  • PI TAU SIGMA, National Mechanical Engineering, Honorary Society
  • TAU BETA PI, National Engineering Society, Life Member

Publications/Presentations

  • “Methods to Mitigate Costly and Disruptive Stack Effect in Super and Megatall Towers.” Presentation. CTBUH International Conference in Shenzhen, China. October 2016.

  • “Energy Performance of Tall Buildings.” MasterBuilder. October 2016.

  • “HVAC and Technology Challenges in the High Rise Healthcare Environment.” Presentation. 2016 CCHRB (Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings) Seminar. April 2016.
  • "Do Tall, Super Tall and Mega Tall Buildings Consume More Energy Than Conventional Buildings or Do They Conserve More Energy?" Presentation. 2016 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Co-presenter: Edna Lorenz. January 2016.
  • “Masdar City: Technology cluster hub facilities used in designing the Masdar Headquarters, UAE.” Co-authored with Tyler Jensen. Laboratory Design. December 2015.
  • “Reimagine the Future: Sustainable Convergence of Science, Commerce, and Education – MASDAR City: Technology Cluster HUB Facilities Used in Designing the MASDAR Headquarters, AUE.” Presentation. International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (ISL) Annual Conference. Co-presenter: Tyler Jensen. September 2015.
  • “Science Park Planning for the Future: The Sustainable Net Zero Energy / Closed Loop ‘Life Style’ Science Park.” Roundtable. International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (ISL) Annual Conference. September 2015.
  • “ASHRAE Tall Buildings Energy Modeling.” 2015 ASHRAE Winter Conference. Co-presenter: Daniel Cohen. January 2015.
  • "Supertall Buildings Infrastructure: Designing Vertical Cities."  CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Research Paper, CTBUH 2014 Shanghai Conference Proceedings. September 2014. 
  • "The Challenge: Tall and Super-tall Buildings." Roundtable Discussion. Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine. July 2014.
  • "Improve System Efficiency and Reduce Construction Costs with Low Temperature District Cooling at McCormick Place Convention Center." IDEA 2014 Annual Conference. June 2014.
  • "Internal Air Pressures in High-Rise Buildings." AIA National Convention and Design Exposition. Denver, Colorado. June 2013.
  • “Opportunities and Barriers to Sustainability.” CTBUH and Urban Habitat’s 9th World Congress. Shanghai, China. Sept. 19-21, 2012.
  • “Worldwide Cases of Energy Consumption Reduction in Skyscrapers.” USGBC Green Forum. Seoul, Korea. February 23, 2010.
  • “New Leases on Life.” Building Operating Management. June, 2010. Co-written with David Callan. 
  • “More Than Skin Deep: North Exelon Pavilions.” High Performance Buildings. Co-author: Steven Eich. 2008.

Awards

  • Design Excellence Award, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Chicago, St. Elizabeths Coast Guard Headquarters, 2015

  • Dubai Towers – Dubai, 2008 Supertall Project of the Year, Middle East Architect Awards
  • Green Project of the Year, Middle East Architect Awards, 2008
  • Masdar Headquarters, Abu Dhabi, UAE; 2008 Environmental Award, Dubai CityScape;