ESD Names Aliza Skolnik VP and Director of San Francisco Office

2015.0921.Nwy.Aliza SkolnikESD (Environmental Systems Design, Inc.), an international leader in the design of high performance buildings, mission critical facilities, workplaces, and health, science and education environments, has promoted Aliza Skolnik to vice president and director of the firm’s San Francisco office.

In her role, Ms. Aliza Skolnik is responsible for managing operations, project performance, and business development activities for ESD’s clients within the Bay Area and throughout the west coast.

“This promotion recognizes Aliza’s leadership and her contributions to the success in the establishment of our San Francisco office,” said Raj Gupta, CEO of ESD. “She lives our culture through how she treats people with respect, strives for continuous improvement, and embraces innovation for purpose.”

As a leader at ESD, as well as the industry, Ms. Skolnik is among the first group of provisional WELL APs, is a Certified Energy Manager, Green Globes Professional, LEED Accredited Professional, and a licensed Professional Engineer. She has managed numerous large-scale portfolio assessment projects, contributed to several LEED exams as an item writer and the v4.0 Reference Guide as an Energy credit writer, written numerous articles, and has shared her experiences through presentations such as her Keynote address on Energy Star at a BOMA Office and Commercial Real Estate Expo.

Ms. Skolnik received a bachelor’s of science degree from Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of USGBC’s Northern California Chapter.


ESD is a global consulting-engineering firm focusing on the delivery of high-performance buildings.  The company delivers value by creating healthy and productive environments and designing facilities that are more cost effective, flexible, reliable, and sustainable. Utilizing an integrative design process, ESD’s engineering and design professionals

(250+) apply innovative technologies such as energy modeling and BIM (Building Information

Modeling) to address owners’ needs. Founded in 1967, the firm is a valued partner for many public and private clients seeking to enrich collaboration through diversity.  ESD’s services include: mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering; LEED, Green Globes, and WELL certification consulting; sustainable design; energy modeling; commissioning; technology systems design; and BIM.  For more information, please visit: