Registered Architect in Connecticut and New York
BEMP, LEED AP BD+C
Master of Science in Architectural Technology - Columbia University
Master of Architecture - Institute of Architecture, Bucharest
Adrian Tuluca has over 25 years of experience in energy efficiency, testing and monitoring for a broad range of buildings, ranging from 5,000 sq. ft. to 5 million sq. ft. and also for academic and commercial campuses. His projects have achieved energy efficiencies that surpass the energy code significantly, some by 50% and more, including the first U.S. net zero building. Mr. Tuluca has also led the sustainability work on over 250 LEED projects that obtained ratings from Certified to Platinum including the LEED Platinum rating for Bank of America Headquarters, JP Morgan Chase Headquarters, and the Italcementi building/laboratories. He authored Energy Efficient Design and Construction of Commercial Buildings (McGraw Hill), contributed to two chapters in the ASHRAE Handbook of Fundamentals, and published papers on energy efficiency issues.
Mr. Tuluca serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Additionally, he has been a member of the Advisory Committee for the Sustainable Design Guidelines of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Advisory Committee to Battery Park City for their Sustainable Residential Guidelines that resulted in two LEED Platinum and five LEED Gold buildings, advisor to the White House Greening Committee, advisor to GSA on energy-efficient design and their Design Excellence program; USDOE on Energy Simulation Tools, and Whole-Building Roadmapping. He was also a member of a National Academy of Sciences Committee on DoD energy efficiency. Locally, he led a team that trained the NYC DOB on Energy Code compliance; advised on the NYC Local Law 86 that required 20-30% energy cost savings vs code; and more recently was part of the advisory teams on PlaNYC2030, green zoning, and other initiatives.