Justin Di Palo

Mechanical Engineer
Syska Hennessy Group

Justin Di Palo is a Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer, Living Building Challenge Ambassador, EcoDistrict AP, and LEED AP whose passion for sustainability has led him to specialize in energy analysis and building energy modeling. Justin graduated from the University of Maryland with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 and moved to Los Angeles to join the front line in sustainable design. As an Energy Analyst, Justin applies his enthusiasm for sustainability and energy efficiency towards performing holistic building energy modeling in order to guide design and optimize building performance. Justin strives to impact his clients’ building projects from concept to operation by emphasizing the importance of integrated, sustainable engineering.
Justin’s focus spans all market sectors, having worked on sustainability projects in the healthcare, commercial, higher education, transportation, residential, and hospitality industries. While each market sector requires different design strategies, Justin approaches every project with the same principal: how to design a space that leaves no negative impact on the environment. This is evident through his involvement in the design and analysis of two Net Zero projects in Los Angeles that are pursuing Living Building Challenge Petal Certification.
As an Ambassador presenter for the International Living Future Institute, Justin is a determined advocate and educator of the Living Building Challenge with the goal of creating a Living built environment in Los Angeles. Justin is also a Collaborative Facilitator and steering committee member for the local LBC-LA Collaborative, which has given him the opportunity to organize and host multiple education sessions, presentations, and events for the LA community.