Walter Grondzik, P.E., LEED AP


Walter Grondzik is a Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, an architectural engineer, and a licensed professional engineer. His academic and professional interests include high-performance building design and all areas of building environmental control systems and their effects on buildings and occupants.

Grondzik is author of Principles of Building Commissioning and co-author of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings (11th and 10th editions) and The Green Studio Handbook (1st and 2nd editions). Grondzik is a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society and an ASHRAE Fellow. He is a past-president of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), a past-president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), and is currently President of the Board of Directors of Passive House Institute US and a member of the board of directors of the Society of Building Science Educators.

Recent and current projects include a comparison of several commissioning standards and guidelines for the National Institute of Building Sciences, technical editing of the second edition of the Health Care Facilities HVAC Design Manual for the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and development of a draft manuscript for the 12th edition of MEEB. Grondzik plays a leadership role in several ASHRAE committees (including the Technical Activities Committee, Technical Committee 7.9, and the Standard 202 project committee. He is also working with team Kentuckiana on the 2013 Solar Decathlon competition.