Registered Architect: CT, NY
Other Certifications: BEMP, LEED AP BD+C
Education: Master of Science in Architectural Technology – Columbia University
Adrian Tuluca advises Vidaris’ clients on:
- Energy Code compliance
- Zone Green NYC
- LEED, Passive House, BREEAM
- NYSERDA MPP and Enterprise Green Communities
- State and Federal incentives and tax rebates
- in general, energy use and energy cost
Where appropriate, he and his team combine energy efficiency with moisture condensation and thermal comfort analyses (THERM, WUFI and CFD modeling). This is important for renovations, but it is also a good tool to ensure comfort and to avoid moisture problems in residential buildings, and for spaces with large glass areas, such as atriums and tall office spaces.
Mr. Tuluca works closely with Vidaris’ Envelope team, using synergy to get savings not always intuitive to the design team. He has analyzed hundreds of millions of sf of facilities, achieving energy savings from 20% to over 50% to net zero, using a whole-building approach with LEED ratings up to Platinum.
Locally, Mr. Tuluca 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 on advisory teams for PlaNYC2030, green zoning, and other initiatives.