Robert Bolin | U.S. Green Building Council
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Robert Bolin

  • AP-BDC Certified
  • AP-Homes Certified
  • LEED Fellow
San Francisco, CA


Rob is a Senior Principal with Syska Hennessy Group’s San Francisco Office
and National Director of High Performance Building Solutions, has 27 years of
sustainable consulting engineering experience. His expertise in sustainable
architectural engineering includes green building designs for passive, low
energy systems such as natural and mixed-mode ventilation, displacement
ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, and building integrated renewable
energy systems. He is working on several projects that seeking to be energy
neutral or regenerative. Rob also leads Syska’s firmwide engineering
leadership committee.

Recent high performance projects include Los Angeles Federal Courthouse, UC
Berkeley Student Community Center; UCSB Bioengineering Building in Santa
Barbara; Miami Science Museum; Busan Lotte Tower in South Korea; 1800 F
Street GSA Headquarters Modernization in Washington, DC; Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China; EPA Region 8 Headquarters Building, Denver, CO (LEED Gold); Santa Monica Library, CA (LEED Gold), Santa Clarita Transit Facility, CA (LEED Gold); NRDC Santa
Monica HQ Office, CA (LEED Platinum); and Porticullis House, London.

Rob has presented on sustainability and high performance design at numerous
local, regional and national conferences, has an MSAE degree from Penn State
University and a BSAE from University of Colorado, is a licensed professional
engineer in numerous states, and is a certified ASHRAE High Performance
Building Design Professional. Rob is active in ASHRAE, AEE, AIA Cote, USGBC,
is a former founding member of the board of directors of the Los Angeles
Chapter of the USGBC, and a National Peer of the GSA Design Excellence