Donald J. Winston, PE
Don has over 30 years of HVAC experience working as an MEP contractor, commissioning agent, engineer, and entrepreneur. Don’s initial involvement with sustainable buildings began in 1998 when he was retained as the commissioning agent for the first green high-rise office building; The Conde Nast Building at 4 Times Square.
As Director of Engineering and Sustainability for a major NYC Developer/Owner, Don’s responsibilities included reviewing, evaluating, and implementing various sustainable technologies in a multitude of projects. Don’s background as a pioneer in the field of commissioning has uniquely equipped him for identifying the “does” and “does-not” work capacities of cutting edge technologies. To his colleagues and associates, Don is characterized by his grounded assessments that assure functionality meets operability in achieving the long-term sustainable mission.
Don was instrumental in the development of The Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park, the first ever NYC high-rise commercial building to achieve for the LEED Platinum rating. His role in the One Bryant Park project is to provide oversight of the design, construction, and commissioning teams thereby ensuring the project meets the owners’ intent.
Don is once again working as an independent commissioning agent and consulting engineer. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a Professional Engineer registered in New York State.