Senior Managing Director

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.

Awards/Publications/Presentations

  • “The Impact of Uncontrolled Building Pressure on HVAC Systems Design and Performance of Tall Buildings.” ASHRAE Annual Conference. June 2021.
  • “Why Proving Workplace Safety is Critical to Post-Pandemic Return.” CoreNet Global, The Pulse Blog. Co-author. June 2021.
  • “The Future, Post-Pandemic Office Space.” Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) 2021 Tall+Urban Innovation Conference. May 2021.
  • “Post-Pandemic HVAC Systems Design Strategies to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Occupant Health in High Rise Office Buildings.” Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings. February 2021.
  • “Post Pandemic HVAC Systems Design Solutions to Improve Indoor Air Quality of Tall Office Building.” ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference. February 2021.
  • “Optimizing Energy Performance of Tall Buildings.” Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings. November 2020.
  • “Optimizing HVAC System Configurations and Air Distribution Methods in Post-Pandemic High-Rise Offices.” Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). Co-Presenter. November 2020.
  • “With Building Guidance Changing Daily, Turn to ESD for Expert Advice.” ESD Blog. Co-Author. August 2020.
  • “Optimizing Energy Performance in Tall Buildings: What Can We Do?” ASHRAE 2020 Virtual Conference. July 2020.
  • “UVGI vs. BPI: Which Air-Cleaning Technology Is Best for Your Building?” ESD Blog. Co-author. May 2020.
  • “Planning for a Pandemic.” ESD Blog. Co-author. May 2020.
  • “Design Basis Variations to Counteract Stack Effect in New Tall Buildings.” ASHRAE Winter Conference. February 2020.
  • “On the Rise: A High-Voltage Upgrade that Powers Skyscrapers Higher.” Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). October 2019.
  • “Construction Drawing Five-Part Series.” BOMA Chicago. July 2019.
  • “Reach for the sky: 3 technologies allowing us to build taller skyscrapers.” Interviewed. BuiltWorlds.com. March 2019.
  • “Case Study on High Performance Buildings” Buildings 2.0 Conference. March 2019.
  • “The World’s Tallest Building: Jeddah Tower.” BuiltWorlds Cities Conference. July 2018.
  • “Designing Supertall Buildings with Geography and Height in Mind.” 2018 ASHRAE Annual Conference. June 2018.
  • “Methods to Mitigate Stack Effect in Supertall & Megatall Buildings.” Presented at ASHRAE Winter Conference. January 2018.
  • “The Current Tallest Building Design Update.” Presented at ASHRAE Winter Conference. January 2018.
  • “Jeddah Tower: World’s Next Tallest Building.” Presented at ASHRAE Illinois Chapter. March, 2017.
  • “Methods to Mitigate Costly and Disruptive Stack Effect in Super and Megatall Towers.” Co-authored with Tyler Jensen. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Conference in China. November 2016.
  • “Methods to Mitigate Costly and Disruptive Stack Effect in Super and Megatall Towers.” Presentation. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (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 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.