LEED AP O+MLocation of employee:
Atlanta | Boulder | Los Angeles | Minneapolis | New York | San Francisco | Washington, D.C.
As an Energy Consultant on the Technical Services team, Bala assesses and improves energy consumption, mechanical systems and operations in existing and new buildings seeking LEED certifications. He also leads the technical implementation of the Monitoring-Based Commissioning service and is SIG’s BREEAM In-use expert.
Bala graduated from Georgia Tech in May 2016 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Economics. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Operations and Maintenance and has passed the BREEAM In-use Assessor exam.
At SIG, Bala has managed the technical side of LEED certifications for existing buildings, new construction and interior buildouts. As part of the LEED scope and beyond it, Bala has performed ASHRAE Level I and II Energy Audits, performed Energy Benchmarking using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, and has documented and advised on Local Law compliance for existing buildings throughout the US. For new construction and interior buildouts, Bala has performed and documented building energy simulations against the ASHRAE 90.1 standard using IES VE and eQuest and has modeled and recommended energy conservation measures to boost energy efficiency for proposed constructions while maintaining thermal comfort. He has also reviewed drawings and equipment submittals to find improvements in energy efficiency and has commissioned new and existing MEP equipment.
Bala’s notable projects include:
- 810 7th Ave – LEED EBOM Silver – New York, NY
- Georgia World Congress Center – LEED EBOM Gold Recertification – Atlanta, GA
- 1001, 2002 and 3003 Perimeter Summit – LEED EBOM Silver, Gold & Silver – Atlanta, GA
- UPS Distribution Center – LEED NC Gold – Round Rock, TX
- Morgan Stanley Somerset Data Center – LEED EBOM Gold Recertification – Somerset, NJ
Cricket, motorsports, economics, playing the guitar and singing, sustainability and learning languages.