Practice Leader | High Performance Buildings

Andrew Lehrer focuses on life sciences, major real estate asset repositioning/adaptive reuse, corporate headquarters, and high-rise markets. Andrew is passionate about delivering sustainable, fit-for-purpose solutions for his clients and encourages his team to innovate new systems and tools on its projects.


  • “Hybrid Electrification Better Than All or Nothing: Consultant.” Quoted. Daily Commercial News. May 2023.
  • “Why Should Building Owners Consider Electrification as a Sustainability Strategy?” ESD Blog. May 2023.
  • “The Future is Building Electrification.” FacilitiesNet. Quoted. February 2023.
  • “Building Electrification – Insights & Impacts with Andrew Lehrer of Environmental Systems Design Inc.” The Smart City Podcast. January 2023.
  • “Life Science Roundtable.” BOMA Chicago. November 2022.
  • “Engineering and a Creative Mindset-Andrew Lehrer.” Emerging Creativity in Real Estate. July 2022.
  • “Upgrade Your Chiller Plant for the Future.” BOMA Chicago. June 2021.
  • “Are You Prepared for Your Building’s Imminent Low-Occupancy Winter?” ESD Blog. August 2020.
  • 40 Under 40 Winner. Building Design+Construction. 2019.
  • “Understanding High-Efficiency Rooftop Air Conditioning Units.” Quoted. Building Operating Management. May 2019.
  • BuiltWorlds Retail Day – Business 2.0. BuiltWorlds. August 2018.
  • “Future Proofing Repositioning Projects.” Bisnow Chicago Repositioning & Adaptive Reuse. July 2018.
  • UI Labs Spring Tour. ASHRAE. April 2017.
  • “Market Predictions, Investment Outlook.” Bisnow Chicago State of the Market. September 2017.
  • “Motorola Mobility: Driving Innovation at the Tenant Level.” NeoCon. June 2015.
  • “Moto Moving Forward.” Elevation: A Publication of Skender Construction. Quoted. March 2015.
  • Creative Office. Bisnow Media. Chicago, Illinois. January 2014.
  • 40 Under 40 Winner. Consulting-Specifying Engineer. January 2014.
  • “HVAC Upgrades: On Time and On Budget.” Building Operating Management. Co-author. April 2011.