Senior Envelope + Healthy Buildings Specialist

Tim Zelazny is an expert in energy and sustainability consulting for new and existing buildings and specializes in the following areas: LEED Certification, WELL Certification, Passive House Certification, energy modeling, daylight analysis, hygrothermal analysis, thermal bridging analysis, material toxicity analysis, renewable energy analysis, carbon sequestration, exterior envelope performance, and sustainability.

Awards/Publications/Presentations

  • “Facilities Gain With Net Zero.” CoreNet Global, The Pulse. April 2021.
  • “Building Health Certifications: Which One Is Best for Your Building?” Presenter. BOMA Suburban Chicago. May 2021.
  • “Facilities Gain With Net Zero.” CoreNet Global, The Pulse Blog. April 2021.
  • “6 Net Zero Energy Buildings FAQs.” Building Operating Management. April 2021.
  • “The WELL Health-Safety Rating & What You Need to Know.” BOMA Chicago. April 2021.
  • “Gaining With Net Zero.” ESD Blog. March 2021.
  • “How To Keep Your Building Class A.” Illinois Real Estate Journal. March 2021.
  • Building Design+Construction. 40 Under 40 Winner. 2020.
  • “How To Keep Your Building Class A.” ESD Blog. January 2021.
  • “ESD Headquarters Receives WELL Health-Safety Rating.” ESD Blog. November 2020.
  • “Green Building Guidelines and COVID-19, Part 2.” ESD Blog. August 2020.
  • “Sustainable Data Centers Can Save Money Through Sales-Tax Exemption.” Co-author. ESD Blog. August 2020.
  • “Answering Your COVID-19 Certification Questions.” ESD Blog. May 2020.
  • “151 North Franklin: WELL and LEED Case Study.” Webinar. Illinois Green Alliance. May 2020.
  • “Paths to Improved Indoor Air Quality.” Co-author. Facility Executive magazine. April 2020.
  • “Measuring Our Impact and Answering Your Certification Questions.” ESD Blog. April 2020.
  • “Marketing to Engineers.” Webinar. CFE Media and Technology. April 2020.
  • “The Embodied Carbon Forecast.” Webinar. Chicago Chapter of the Embodied Carbon Network. April 2020.
  • “Free Money: The State of Incentives & Other Funding.” ASHRAE Spring Conference. March 2020.
  • Consulting-Specifying Engineer. 40 Under 40 Winner. 2019.
  • “Which accreditation should I pursue?” UIC. September 2019.
  • “Doing Well at 500 Feet.” Illinois Real Estate Journal. August 2019.
  • “Net Zero Energy Discussion.” Passive House Alliance Chicago. August 2019.
  • “Building Envelope Commissioning: The Value Proposition.” ASHRAE Annual Conference in Kansas City. June 2019.
  • “Mission Critical Operation Water Damage Control.” Mission Critical magazine. June 2019.
  • Well, well, WELL … Taking the Pulse on wellness certifications.” Panelist. Illinois Green Alliance. June 2019.
  • “Introduction to the Well Building Standard & Reset IAQ Monitoring.” Mechanical Contractors Association. January 2019.
  • “BECx for LEEDv4: The Value Proposition.” Greenbuild Conference and Expo. November 2018.
  • “LEED Case Study: Moving Up to LEED Gold.” Co-author. Facility Executive magazine. October 2018.
  • “Tracking the Value of a Healthy Indoor Environment.” Quoted. Northern Illinois Real Estate Magazine. August 2018.
  • “Why is Health & Wellness Trending?” and “Examples of H+W Implementation Among PM Teams and Owners.” Panelist. BOMA Chicago Health and Wellness Seminar. August 2018.
  • “City of Chicago: Pushing the Envelope.” Spearheaded and led event. Passive House Alliance Chicago and Illinois Green Alliance. February 2018.
  • “Workplace Wellness: Comparing The Rating Systems.” Quoted. Bisnow.com. October 2017.
  • “Brown Bag Seminar: Is my building WELL certification ready?” Co-presenter, BOMA Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. May 2017.
  • “LEED Dynamic Plaque: What You Need To Know.” Panelist. BOMA/Chicago and USGBC-Illinois event. December, 2016.
  • “The Future of Architecture.” Quoted. Chicago Architect. July-August, 2016.