Eric Solrain is an innovative, collaborative, and goal-oriented mechanical engineer responsible for the procurement, management, and design of building engineering systems. With a focus on building for occupants and end users and a team approach to executing complex projects, Eric’s work embodies holistic sustainable design and efficient systems, healthy environments with social impact, and cost- and maintenance-conscious designs. Eric brings a calm and reliable creativity to the art of engineering the built environment.
Eric has led several significant projects, including the first LEED Platinum-certified retrofit of a historical laboratory building for the Linde+Robinson Lab for Environmental Science at Caltech, the most energy-efficient data center in North America, and one of the largest ILFI-Certified Zero Net Energy office in the world, the headquarters building for the Packard Foundation. Eric has led projects for such clients as Apple, Pixar, Google, California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, National Renewable Energy Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and various University of California campuses.