Walter Grondzik is a Professor of Architecture at Ball State University, an architectural engineer, and a licensed professional engineer. His academic and professional interests include high-performance building design and all areas of building environmental control systems and their effects on buildings and occupants.

Grondzik is author of Principles of Building Commissioning and co-author of Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings (10th through 13th editions) and The Green Studio Handbook (1st through 3rd editions). Grondzik is a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society and an ASHRAE Fellow. He is a past president of the Society of Building Science Educators (SBSE), a past president of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC), and is currently a member of the ASHRAE 227P committee developing a passive building standard.