Gaurav Mehta

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Gaurav Mehta


Building Performance Practice Leader

Main office location Seattle, WA

Year started in industry 2006

Year started at Säzän 2018

Gaurav, our Building Performance Practice Leader, brings a passion for integrated design, sustainability, and high-performance buildings to the forefront of his work. With 15+ years of experience in energy modeling and building performance analysis, Gaurav's specialties include building energy simulation, Zero Net Energy/carbon analysis, renewable energy systems, energy and life cycle cost analysis, natural ventilation analysis, thermal comfort analysis, solar shading, daylighting analysis, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

Gaurav's background in architecture and engineering makes him an asset to multidisciplinary building design teams, where he uses building energy simulation and assessment tools to inform design and operational decisions. He ensures that clients clearly understand the impact of design strategies on building performance, indoor air quality, and user experience.

Gaurav is a LEED Accredited Professional and Building Energy Modeling Professional (BEMP). He earned his Master of Science in Building Design with a Concentration in Energy Performance and Climate Responsive Architecture from Arizona State University and his degree in Architecture from TVB School of Habitat Studies in New Delhi, India. Gaurav is a Co-chair of the AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment (COTE). He is a Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). His dedication to sustainability and building performance is evident in everything he does.

Dream job (if you weren’t working here!)?
Not doing anything
Mountains, coast, or desert?
Mountains for the fresh air
What would your superpower be?
Drink of choice?
Single Malt Scotch
Favorite book?
The Stranger by Albert Camus
Cats, dogs, or other?
Dogs because they are the best