The MEP Working Group was established to produce a technical guide entitled “Stack Effect in High-Rise Buildings.” The intent of this publication is to offer design considerations for tall buildings in extreme climates that experience Stack Effect, a phenomenon that occurs when the difference between outdoor and indoor air temperature produces high pressure within a building, causing potential issues ranging from fire control to elevator door operation.

For more information on the Mechanical, Electrical, & Plumbing Working Group or to get involved, please contact [email protected]

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Mehdi Jalayerian

Co-Chair
Mehdi Jalayerian
Managing Director & Chief of Innovation
Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Chicago, United States

James Antell


James Antell
Regional Practice Leader
Telgian Engineering & Consulting
Chicago, United States

Christopher Colasanti


Christopher Colasanti
Associate Partner
Jaros, Baum & Bolles
New York City, United States

Luke Leung


Luke Leung
Director
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Chicago, United States

Duncan Phillips


Duncan Phillips
Principal
RWDI
Toronto, Canada

Gary Pomerantz


Gary Pomerantz
Executive Vice President
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
New York City, United States

Peter Simmonds


Peter Simmonds
Director
Building and Systems Analytics, LLC
Los Angeles, United States

Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse


Kam Chuen (Vincent) Tse
Managing Director, Building MEP, China Region
WSP
Hong Kong, China

Peter Weismantle


Peter Weismantle
Director of Supertall Building Technology
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Chicago, United States