Walter Grondzik, Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, is an architectural engineer by training and practice and a licensed professional mechanical engineer in the state of Oklahoma. His academic and professional interests include high-performance building design and analysis 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 (10th, 11th and 12th editions) and The Green Studio Handbook (1st, 2nd and 3rd editions). He is an ASHRAE Fellow, a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and recipient of the 2018 ASES Passive Solar Pioneer Award. Grondzik is past-president of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE) and past-president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC). He is currently President of the Board of the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) and a member of the ASHRAE Standards Committee.