Juan C. Toro is a Partner of GEA Consulting Engineers and oversees the technical engineering operation within the firm. He is an experienced mechanical engineer and has been responsible for designing complex and innovative mechanical systems for several LEED-certified buildings. Juan is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and North Carolina. He was one of the first engineers in the country to receive the certifications for High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and Commissioning Process Management Professional (CPMP) from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). He also holds certifications for Commercial Energy Plans Examiner and Commercial Energy Inspector from the International Code Council (ICC). Since 2005, he has been a LEED Accredited Professional through the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Juan is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University and Pratt Institute in their School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He develops and teaches full semester courses and one day seminars to engineers and architects on HVAC design and the latest version of the Energy Conservation Codes. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) and the Urban Green Council. Juan has been recognized on the “Top 20 Under 40” list by Engineering News-Record (ENR) New York, and the “Top 40 Under 40” list by Consulting-Specifying Engineer, which recognizes outstanding contributions of AEC professionals under the age of 40 to the construction industry.