Nico Kienzl

Director, Atelier Ten

Nico Kienzl has over 20 years of experience in sustainability consulting with expertise on the application of advanced building analysis for façade optimization, daylight and shading analysis, and optimization of building systems.

As Director of Atelier Ten’s New York office, Mr. Kienzl has played a significant role on a variety of residential, commercial, institutional, cultural, and masterplan projects throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East where he has not only shaped the environmental performance, but also influenced the building industry in moving into a more sustainable future. As Director, he has consulted on over 120 high-performance building projects, many of which have sought Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. His exemplary contributions to green building and significant professional achievements within the community of LEED professionals led him to be among an elite group of 43 exceptional green building professionals worldwide to be named LEED Fellow of 2012, the most prestigious designation awarded by Green Building Certification Institute. Since his appointment as LEED Fellow, Mr. Kienzl has continuously been an active and expert LEED consultant and advocate.